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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 - $53
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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English first
Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I ate here with my partner, our two children (ages: 4 and 6 months) and my Mum, the whole experience was fantastic. We arrived nearly an hour before dinner service started so we sat in the lovely garden and had some drinks. Our orders were taken and we moved inside to our table, the starters arrived very soon after. Between... More

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Dorset UK
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate here a few weeks back and it was such a change from when the previous owner was in place. Excellent and friendly service, beautifully presented food which tasted great and a menu to suit fine tastes and lovers of traditional fare alike. Some might say a little pricey but when you are not disappointed and the owners and... More

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Dorset U.K.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Booked a table for two, to celebrate my Wife's birthday. Ordered drinks, being a nice evening we enjoyed them sat in the Garden. Menu's offered promptly, and orders taken after a short wait. As it was a special occasion we decided to have the Chateaubriand, for starters my Wife had scallops, and i choose Mackerel. A bottle of Good Wine... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have just returned to this favourite pub after a good many years, we both ordered pork belly with crackling, Wow what a great decision, one of the best dinners we have ever had, that chef deserves an 'M'ln star. Well done.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Family gathering on a Saturday evening. The food, atmosphere, staff and surroundings were faultless. Loved everything about this place, and can't wait to go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We recently visited the Rose and Crown for a family meal. I'm affraid to say we were really disappointed with the whole experience. It was a Sunday lunch and between us we ordered the beef and pork. From our party, five people ordered the beef and only one plate of beef was edible. It was so fatty and chewy that... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The truth is I was converted already. From the first bacon and avacado sandwich I had from Tips way back sometime in the mid nineties! Mike Rust knows his food and he delivers every time. I loved Tips and I loved The Green so when I heard Mike was taking on one of my all time favourite pubs I needed... More

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Templecombe, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really wanted to like The Rose and Crown, especially since I've been twice before but haven't had a chance to dine there until my most recent visit. The first time I went it was for a work get together which we only had drinks and the second visit we had the intention of dining but were ignored by several... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Trent is a large hamlet/small village about 4 miles NE of Yeovil in Somerset. It's church is only one of six in the county to have a steeple and is where Geoffrey Fisher, the former Archbishop of Canterbury who crowned Queen Elizabeth II spent his final years. Opposite the church is the Rose and Crown a pub which does B&B... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This pub is serving really good food; it is a quite few notches above the standard pub fare, with some adventurous dishes made with well sourced and local ingredients. Service is friendly and knowledgable, and the setting quite magnificent!! These owners know what they are doing and creating a really special little place. PS there are now 3 rooms so... More

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