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The Grosvenor Arms

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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used the lunchtime set menu. The portions were small but beautifully cooked and presented. The service was prompt and friendly.

Thank allanhowlett
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We use the bar lounge regularly for a coffee stop when visiting Shaftsbury and also the restaurant. Both are dog friendly and allow us to have our miniature dachshund with us. The bar lounge area has an old world charm with large comfy sofas and chairs. Coffee, tea and cakes are available and also a good range of beers. We... More 

Thank 186338Rob
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grosvenor Arms occupies a brilliant location in the delightful heart of Shaftesbury High Street, and has been tastefully re-furbished in recent years - it looks great and the service is friendly and welcoming. It's just a pity the food is below the level of gastro-pubs in the area. Limp salads and tasteless main courses are disappointing - come on... More 

Thank londontraveller655
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for some food after getting peckish in the bar. The food was fantastic. I had a steak which was perfectly grilled and the chef even nipped home to get me some peppercorns for a peppercorn sauce! Comfortably the best service we've had in years. Only negative would be the heat im the place. Then again maybe... More 

Thank Isabelle M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A brasserie-style restaurant attached to the main hotel in town that also aims to attract non-residents. Good starters and mains choices and a reasonable standard of cooking but the dessert choice leaves a lot to be desired. Serving staff are anxious to please. The wine list is absurdly expensive and quite frankly too ambitious for the food on offer here.

Thank oliver5125
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed two night's here very good value for money, restaurant first rate nice menu's and the staff were excellent nothing too much trouble. Excellent place to stay for visiting stourhead and kilver court. Shaftsbury is a lovely little town where you can walk up gold hill where the hovis advert was filmed.

Thank lynda m
Cape Town, South Africa
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I have only been to this restaurant once and it was incredible. Lovely warm feeling as you enter, we only had to wait a moment before being seated. Wine was ordered - if memory serves, I had a glass of Chilean Merlot. We then ordered our Pizzas: I had the Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese pizza. Which was perfection. I... More 

Thank PippaT23
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had supper at the Grosvenor Arms on the recommendation of the Owner of `The Walled Garden`, Phil, who had been instrumental in the conversion of the ground floor of the Old Coaching Inn. The rooms flowed beautifully, and it was a very welcoming atmosphere, despite the varying shades of grey, that seem to dominate everywhere at the moment. WE... More 

Thank Jeremy B
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This restaurant/public room comes as a complete surprise. Great food - first class local, pizza and gourmet. Likewise the wine list. Fabulous public rooms with bar, etc

Thank avimagid
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The pizza in this restaurant was yummy and an excellent portion size. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely.

Thank Suzanne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1747 850580
  • This restaurant is at The Grosvenor Arms

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