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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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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Came to this hotel to meet the bride and groom the day after their wedding. We all had one or two courses and had a range of drinks. I did like the food, but I think the private room for the 10 of us to sit in was lovely and the effort the staff went to, to supply a decent... More 

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Thank Thegirlfrom1982
Dorset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really excellent place to eat. Various dining areas make this refurbished hotel a perfect place for a formal meal in the restaurant, a starter in the bar, or a pizza in the courtyard. Great flexibility, combined with excellent ingredients, simply cooked, make for great food; served it seems - at almost any time of day, by cheerful young staff. I... More 

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Thank ed m
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was with some trepidation, having read the negative reviews on this hotel restaurant, when our great friends suggested this restaurant. However we were warmly greeted, shown to our table and offered drinks and bread straight away. Good start. Nice menu. Between us we had the plaice, seafood pasta, and duo of Guinea fowl. All beautifully cooked and the puds... More 

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Thank Maddie A
Taunton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first impressions of the Grovesnor Arms were very good. Both the decor and ambience were pleasing and we loved the courtyard area. However, the meal we had in the restaurant was far from perfect. The starters were nice but I was surprised by the wild mushroom starter I plumped for. Although it was beautifully presented and tasted nice in... More 

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Thank Carolanne W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here, whilst travelling home, for a pizza. The first thing that stood out was the small courtyard between the bar and the restaurant, absolutely beautiful! The stone baked pizza we ordered was excellent, one of the better pizzas I've ever had. The only thing stopping me from giving an Excellent Rating was the service. A slightly cold reception from... More 

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Thank Ben M
Letchworth ,
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bread served before we ordered was delicious . My husband's meal of wild mushroom starter followed by a prawn and seafood pasta ,he said was delicious . Unfortunately I did not feel the same about my selection . The asparagus and Palma ham starter I chose was fine but underwhelming re taste and presentation .I could have offered a... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant hotel with good courtyard for lunch. I had a good hamburger and my friend had the gazpacho soup. Service was fine and I would visit again

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Thank Bertiebram
Pitesti, Romania
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. I have ordered fish and steak and every time the food was good and delicious. Location is very central. Enjoy!

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Thank mngrigore
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Booked by my office, this was a very pleasant surprise. The hotel is very comfortable and has none of the chain-hotel boredom. The building is lovely, the staff are in refills helpful and they kept the kitchen open for me when I arrived at 8:50pm so I could have dinner. Food was better than expected in my experience and the... More 

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Thank Larsdhang
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Most restaurants in Shaftesbury seemed to be closed on Sunday evening but luckily for us, The Grosvenor was open and we had a delicious meal there- so much so, that we returned on Monday evening even though there were other well reviewed restaurants we could have gone to

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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