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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We pre booked a table for Sunday lunch, and were very pleased with the food and service. They were very busy but we were served quite quickly the sweets did take a little longer. Very clean and efficient We did not stay here

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Thank neville m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After recently moving to this area, we were recommended this pub by another local. Have eaten here on several occasions. Huge servings and beautifully cooked food. Great value for money. Nina the landlady is a diamond, can't do enough to help. All her staff are exceedingly polite and helpful. Cute terrace garden at the back. Lovely inside too.

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Thank Michelle C
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal. I had a coronation chicken baguette that was delicious, the chips were hand cut, huge and lovely. There was a good choice of food at a good price, the service was prompt and if I was passing through again I would love to return.

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Thank Sue B
Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, I and our Pug Beau have just returned from our 2 night 2nd visit to The Grove Arms Ludwell as we all love it so much and had to return as it is the best place we have ever stayed. We had a lovely welcome and this stay was just as amazing as our first visit, our room... More 

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Thank AGJ8
Dorset Uk
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here today, albeit just a snack, listening to the great jazz band out on the terrace. Lovely atmosphere, good food, good music, and hard working polite staff. Well done to you all, we'll be back.

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Thank Sally F
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grove Arms has nice food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere with great, comfortable seating. It's good for a meal or snack, however choices are quite limited for vegeterains and some children who aren't keen on steak and burgers, Overall, this is a nice but the menu could definitely use improvement- I have only eaten dinner here a few... More 

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Thank Akkora
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Grove Arms, very disappointed with the room, very noisy, bad mattress, a long way short of standards in the rest of Shaftesbury and surrounding area. Evening meal was nice but breakfast was undercooked, service very slow and minimal cereal/juice that was not topped up.

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Thank Rooster933
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Dear Rooster933, Thank you for your feedback on your stay which is always helpful for improvements to be made. Apologies the selection of cereals was not to your choice and the juice not full, this is something we would always like to keep replenished for all breakfast guests. In relation to the room your comments are disappointing as we are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Grove arms as a stop over for a meal on route to the south coast from North Devon. We were a party of six. The three bar staff were delightful and very accommodating. There was an excellent menu choice and the mains and deserts were very good as was the service.

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Thank David H
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Dear David, Many thanks for visiting us on your way on holiday - it is great to see even when people are on schedule and even though we are not the overall destination, our welcoming charm is appreciated. Our chef Wesley always tries to keep the menu selection wide whatever the season so feedback in this nature is valued. I... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So friendly, helpful and relaxed. We popped in for a coffee and to ask if we could leave our car while we went cycling. Only too pleased to oblige and offer to fill our water bottles without us even asking. The brownies were stunning - rich, creamy, strawberry garnish. Coffee great. Beers look good and the menu. I want o... More 

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Thank Independent_Joe
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Independent Joe, Thank you muchly for your feedback - having a coffee and a brownie is a great way to start your "Grove Experience" with us. It is most certainly never a trouble to serve and help where we can and it is great to hear the team are enthusiastic in their nature! Please please join us again and... More 

Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived to a very warm welcome. Good Ales on offer. A varied menu with dishes to suit all tastes and pockets. Excellent food and a warm atmosphere. Would highly recommend. The watercress farm opposite is worth a look for interest sake.

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Thank Gail A
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Wow couldn't ask for a better review simply says it all in a nutshell! I am very pleased you enjoyed yourselves with us and took the time to explore the village noting our watercress farm - it is seasonally fascinating to watch. They are harvesting the crop at the moment, I am lucky to have tasted some straight... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grove Arms is a delightful part thatched country inn and is located in the beautiful village of Ludwell, between Shaftesbury and the historic city of Salisbury. The original part of the building dates back to the 16th century and is grade II listed. Many of the original features are retained in the cosy snug bar including mullion windows, carved cornices and flagstone floors. the premises have been licensed since the 17th century. There is an enclosed patio garden and courtyard area which is perfect to enjoy the summer sun as well as ample space inside too. There are also six en-suite letting rooms available all of which are 4* AA approved. There is free WIFI throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grove Arms

Address: Ludwell SP7 9ND, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Ludwell
Price Range: $98 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grove Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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The Grove Arms Hotel Ludwel
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