We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rose and Crown Inn

Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Trent DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Trent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $51
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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".
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Rose & Crown is situated in Trent, a pretty village just North of Yeovil and the views from their garden are lovely. We went for lunch with some friends and just wanted a snack. We chose the Ploughman's and decided to share the "for 1" between us, which on first impressions looks expensive however when it arrived we were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited for a Thursday night dinner. The staff were lovely, and the food fantastic. Couldn't fault a thing. Can't wait for another excuse to visit. Would recommend booking, as this place is popular, and was pretty busy even on a Thursday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We popped in with friends for drinks and bar snacks on Saturday evening and it was perfect!! The pub was packed yet we still had great service, my scotch egg had a perfectly cooked yolk and the chips were dangerously good!! The staff friendly and efficient without being over the top and the whole place had a lovely buzz! The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Over the past twenty years we have visited this place on several occasions. It is in a very pleasant part of Somerset but the service and food has, in the past, been quite variable But not at present !! The place is under the management of a person whose food and service, at other places he has run, always came... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Taken by friends and it reminded us how good English pubs can be. I.e restored our faith in them! Off the beaten track but seems to be well known locally.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Having read some other online reviews and eaten at the Rose and Crown before (excellent under the previous owners), we were surprised at our experience. The service was good but we found the food to be fiddly and pretentious, and without enough attention to the basics. Our chicken (£15.50) was well-cooked but overly complicated by too many flavours (the lemon... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex, England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed with a friend who lives within three to four miles of The Rose and Crown, and, although it took some time - and a little diversion - to find this 'gastro pub', it was well worth it. The menu was very well thought out, and contained items such as rabbit and duck, as well as the usual fish... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having never been to this part of the country before we had no idea where to stay but stumbled across a gem in the Rose and Crown at Trent. Everything about this country inn was perfect. The rooms in the beautiful gardens have been exquisitely converted and are in the most heavenly setting overlooking acres of fields and hills. Classy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So much better than traditional pub grub. I had the rabbit loin with macaroni and langoustines - was absolutely fantastic. It is a little more expensive than a standard pub, with mains at £14-18, but most definitely worth it. I'll be coming straight back when I'm next in sherborne.

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Rose and Crown is situated in an idyllic setting and not too far from the A30. Lovely friendly staff and a fantastic and creative menu, without breaking the bank! They also offer a good range of wines at sensible prices and some excellent real ales. On a warm day, the garden is a must!! It is clean and well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Rose and Crown Inn also viewed

Yeovil, Somerset
Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset
Lyme Regis, Dorset

Been to The Rose and Crown Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Rose and Crown Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing