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The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

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Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it...
This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".
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  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A tale of two meals

The first time we visited this lovely pub a few weeks ago we were seated in the main room overlooking the garden, for a Saturday night meal with old friends from London. Being foodies, we chose different starters and mains so that we could try each others; it was a lovely menu to choose from and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dorset
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The first time we visited this lovely pub a few weeks ago we were seated in the main room overlooking the garden, for a Saturday night meal with old friends from London. Being foodies, we chose different starters and mains so that we could try each others; it was a lovely menu to choose from and arrived all beautifully presented,... More 

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Gold Canyon, AZ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Local and visitor alike are missing a treat if they do not make the short journey from Serborne or Yeovil to experience the spectacular food and exceptional service at the Rose and Crown in the historic village of Trent. I enjoyed the pork belly, and it was beyond description. By far the best I have enjoyed anywhere in Europe or... More 

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Yeovil
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great evening out with friends. Really friendly staff. Amazing menu - the duck main is an absolute must. Cooked to perfection, taste to die for. Also steak highly recommended - the chips were cracking too. And then there's the deserts! Old fashioned treacle tart and ice cream with a scoop of their heavenly vanilla ice cream. Perfectly rounded off with... More 

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Gilgil, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Really very good food in a relaxed and friendly environment. Starters of scallops with pork cheek were excellent, as were the English asparagus and also the smoked salmon. Mains of Pork Belly, Loan of Rabbit and feathered steak were all top notch. A level above our expectations for this corner of England! Treacle tart was also very highly rated. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great pub, not far from Sherbourne and Yeovil. We had read the good reviews, and we weren't disappointed. We had feather steak, burgers, and atlantic cod. All were delicious. My cod was probably the nicest cod I've ever had. We were made to feel welcome, and enjoyed good waiting service. We returned a couple of days later and enjoyed the... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were recommended to this pub recently and I have been really impressed Great food and efficient service not cheap but nothing good ever is, a worth while diversion

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We throughly recommend this place, super home made food, always something special available. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very hard to better this family run Inn anywhere in the area.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

lovely location, really helpful staff who could not have been kinder as we had not booked. A really tasty meal

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We hadn't booked and didn't think it would matter on a Tuesday lunchtime. We could have come unstuck if it hadn't been such a glorious day and we weren't so early, but we were able to choose a lovely position in the sunny garden after being greeted by the welcoming and friendly staff. The beer is well-kept. The food is... More 

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Oleggio Castello, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful place , very good english food, good beer. Great attention at the customer. Lovely...and people with dogs were so funny.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sherborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 850776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 47
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".

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