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All 1 Trent Restaurants

The Rose and Crown Inn

Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Trent DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Trent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $47
Cuisines: British
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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".
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Party of 4 pals for dinner. Service was attentive yet relaxed, just hit the right balance. Every dish was scrummy, steaks cooked beautifully and the server knew all about the cheeses. We had the pleasure of meeting the new pub puppy. The place has a nice buzz and atmosphere, couldn't spot any kids (no problem there for us), good selection... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The pub feels clean and well loved now - I have lived in the area for many years and visited The Rose and Crown on and off. The whole pub has retained its atmosphere (and windows frame lovely views out onto the fields beyond) but the food is reliably excellent now. We just had a soup and bread lunch in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent food,friendly staff and nice atmosphere.Would highly recommend whether it is to dine or to just simply chill with drinks and friends.Gets very busy so advise you book

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Bradford-on-avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Friends had suggested the Rose and Crown as delightful with top notch food. 4 of us went there Saturday night and were bowled over by the ambiance and the attentive, skilled and and friendly staff. We crossed our fingers that the food would be as good as promised-it was. All four of us agreed the quality/flavour and portion sizes were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have eaten several very enjoyable meals at the Rose and Crown, and made our way there yesterday for a treat. What a disappointment, the food was all too salty. My husband enjoyed his venison but the bubble and squeak was nothing like he expected. My main meal was awful, and on complaining to the waitress, she wanted to take... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited the Rose & Crown for lunch yesterday, our second visit in recent months. Only a few minutes out into the country from Yeovil, so well located in a lovely setting. The first problem was the menu - about 6 or 7 options for each course - all sounded delicious and appetising. We made 3 different choices and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This is my local but we hardly ever use it...that will change ! My wife and I went out on the 30th of December, with some friends, to grab some food. We initially went to one of our favourite local eating places in the neighbouring village of Corton Denham and it was packed, only to be expected as it is... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was our second visit. All seven of us had the most delicious food you could wish for. Service was friendly and accommodating - we had a twenty-one month old with us. I know we all have different tastes and expectations - but this was food of the highest quality, imaginatively conceived, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our original table of 5 became an 8 as friends turned up unexpectedly but the staff weren't concerned at all and we had an excellent meal off both the main and snack menu. Quite the best meal we have had over the Christmas period made all the better by the charming staff that were working that day .We have eaten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our family group met for a get together at the pub. The food was very good albeit at full restaurant price. We ordered a couple of bottles of wine and the red, which was a rather expensive 2012 Bordeaux, was clearly off. Having tasted the wine herself the bar manager considered it to be palatable and did not offer to... More 

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Address: Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Trent DT9 4SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1935 850776
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Trent
Average Prices: USD 5 - 47
Cuisine: British

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