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Ye Olde Two Brewers

24 St. James Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8HE, England
+44 1747 855477
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“veggie burger” (5 reviews)
“hake” (6 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
24 St. James Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8HE, England
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for lunch and once again was very happy with the food. Andy was running the bar and taken food orders all by himself and never got anything wrong. We are all ways impressed by this lovely pub and will...More

Thank lesliesuter73
TwoBrewers2014, Manager at Ye Olde Two Brewers, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Sorry for such a late response but we are so grateful for your support each time you visit and your positive feedback. Please come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed January 16, 2017

I've been here a number of times, just for a drink, and loved it. Many times I've been, it has been busy with people eating. Hence, we visited for lunch just before Christmas, There was a large party in, and were informed our order would...More

Thank DorsetWhite
TwoBrewers2014, Owner at Ye Olde Two Brewers, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thanks for your review however what a shame you chose not to say anything at the time. I also find it sad that you mention you have been in our pub several times and loved it however instead of talking to us directly at the...More

Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been for ages. Popped in for lunch, been redecorated & looks really good. Had a gorgeous omelette so booked to go for steak night. Steak inedible, tough and burnt flavour. Chips cold. Embarrassingly had to leave most of it. Wine was fine but the...More

Thank Bobpw
TwoBrewers2014, Owner at Ye Olde Two Brewers, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

I apologise that you were not happy with your steak, but yet this is just another case of not saying anything at the time but saving it for social media. If any customer is not happy with their food we are more than happy to...More

Reviewed December 28, 2016

Grew up 50 yards gfrom here, and every time I popped back to Shaftesbury over the last 20 years I was disappointed. But now a local lady, Sally and her partner have returned the Brewers to its former glory. A well managed bar and excellent...More

Thank Ade C
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Visited this pub for the first time on a busy Christmas Tuesday night but left a little disappointed at the food. We ate from the 'pub classics' menu, home made fish pie too creamy and lacked seasoning, chicken Kiev shop brought! Will say staff very...More

1  Thank Rooster933
TwoBrewers2014, Owner at Ye Olde Two Brewers, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2016

Many thanks for your feedback and apologies that you feel the food was a little disappointing. We generally get great feedback from our home-made fish pie which is one of our most popular dishes however I do realise that peoples tastes do differ and had...More

Reviewed December 1, 2016

We went at 7.30 but as the pub was v crowded, our meal didn't arrive for an hour. BUT the service was excellent the food was delicious: and the buzz of people enjoying themselves was infectious. We shall definitely go again!

2  Thank L B
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Excellent value Tuesday steak night with wine for two complemented by attentive friendly service, can dine at tables in the bar or in a seperate restaurant area.

Thank goldhump
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in many years and it's changed dramatically. Really friendly staff, great food and good service. Great pub at the bottom of Gold Hill

Thank John R
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went here for a evening meal for the first time as we have only visited for lunch in the past. The atmosphere was so welcoming with a roaring fire and candles. Lovely pub,management and staff, nothing is to much hassle, all...More

3  Thank lesliesuter73
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Last evening 10\11\16 we had a dinner meeting in the restaurant for 28 men we were given a choice of menu a week before , slightly worried that (A) could they fit us all in (B) would all the food be served on time (C)...More

2  Thank 123David1944
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Questions & Answers
Vickie C
August 23, 2017|
Response from Dorsetdweller1 | Reviewed this property |
Have seen dogs in the bar area, assume that means dog friendly though it could just as easily mean the dogs of regulars only are accepted. Definitely seen dogs in garden. Sorry can't be more specific.
Irene T
February 9, 2015|
Response from TwoBrewers2014 | Property representative |
Hi there, it seems you are messaging the wrong venue. We are Ye Olde Two Brewers pub in Shaftesbury and not a hotel. We do not have any letting rooms and also do not have any bad reviews regarding your concerns so please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 St. James Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 855477
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Beautiful traditional family run pub at the foot of the famous Gold Hill serving freshly prepared classic pub food and cask ales
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