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The Grosvenor Arms

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$$ - $$$
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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
+44 1747 850580
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here and staff were lovely! Great base for a weekend break away and would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Thank Fizzy50
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on the Tuesday after Christmas after a walk with the dog on the Downs. Service was good and the high chair I had asked for was already in place when we arrived. The pizzas came out very quickly which was great. Two pints, two pizzas, a Coke and a side of fries was £40. Good value.

Thank ChilliPepper1
Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually stay here when on business trip in the area. Great food, in particular breakfast with a lot of choice and quality products.

Thank BuchsStGallen
Watford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Georgian(?) country town hotel refurbished to a good standard. We had dinner in the spacious main restaurant. Our meal was perfectly fine but perhaps not to the standard that might be expected for the price. Service was a little bit casual - some training and consistent supervision would go a long way.

Thank WatfordWanderers
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 

Thank IzzieS15
Brielen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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.

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.

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 

Thank 186338Rob
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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 

Thank Isabelle M

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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
British, European
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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