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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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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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

Thank Bertiebram
Pitesti, Romania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

Thank mngrigore
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Larsdhang
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mjjaegreen
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant surroundings. Loved the big comfy sofa's where we sat to have a drink before lunch. The restaurant was very striking. A combination of historical architecture with large mirrors and bare wooden floors. Lots of covers and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to hear what was being said when the restaurant filled up for lunch (I... More 

Thank Fiona B
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel,stylish and friendly.Not much else going on in town so welcome retreat.comfortable rooms.Reasonable value.Excellent breakfast choices.

Thank goldlabellover
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely place for snack in the afternoon after missing the lunch menu. Good polite service and an excellent pint of Dorset Gold. Not really a fan of any food that ends in a vowel, but the pizza was hot, tasty and fresh. Will go again when in the area

Thank gezza h
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was a rather nice evening earlier this week when we saw the courtyard through the glass doors off the pavement. It looked very attractive so we went in. The courtyard is quiet and sheltered from wind and a delightful place to sit on a summery evening, complete with a fountain and a certain amount of planting The service was... More 

Thank puttingitright
Brecon, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night with friends never eaten here before great light & spacious bar & restaurant great happy staff that knew the menu great cocktail to start my calamari starter was great & my steak main course was cooked to perfection blue just the way I asked soft moist & tender couldn't manage a pudding but my friends did... More 

Thank foodie0149
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Looking for a relaxed evening with good food and found both at the Grosvenor Arms. Staff were attentive and food arrived swiftly. Lamb and Plaice both cooked beautifully. Breakfasts on both mornings were good with staff ready to make individual adaptations to the menu. Room was excellent... we will be returning!

Thank kevinS158

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 (0)1747 850580
  • This restaurant is at The Grosvenor Arms

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