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The Grosvenor Arms

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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
+44 1747 850580
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited here with friends on Sunday. We'd each travelled 50 miles to have a 'catch-up' and had booked a table online. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the hot water so the restaurant had to close. Fortunately we found another restaurant who made us welcome so all was well. When I arrived home later that day, I found an... More 

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Brielen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is probably one of the most expensive places in the area. The food is very delicious, but unfortunately the size of the dishes is rather small. The two for one cocktails in the bar are also very tasty.

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Thank Kjell V
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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

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Thank allanhowlett
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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 

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Thank 186338Rob
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 

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Thank londontraveller655
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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 

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Thank Isabelle M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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.

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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 September 23, 2016

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.

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Thank lynda m
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Thank PippaT23
Twickenham
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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 

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Restaurant Details

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

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