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The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

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Opposite St. Andrew's Church | Trent, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights in one of their B&B rooms and ate there twice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were small but well equipped and with lovely views.

Thank jpm_9
Rural Suffolk
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed a Friday and Saturday night to attend a wedding. The pub is clearly popular, there were lots locals who had called in refresh themselves after work on Friday and will talk to you. Checkin is a bit of a misnomer - there are only three rooms and unusually at this time of year we were the only ones... More 

1 Thank AngliaSteve
Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have irregularly eaten here for over 20 years - but always enjoyed the highest quality food. So an obvious choice for Wifey's birthday. No problems with the beer, the wine, the starters and the main meal accompaniments. However both meat joints priced at around £20 (Lamb Rump/Sirloin Steak) were of appalling quality and almost inedible. This was not what we... More 

Thank KeithandLes
Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us met for lunch yesterday 23/6. We arrived a little early but the barman happily provided us with drinks and showed us to our table. We were given menus and took great delight in reading, difficult to decide as it all sounded delightful! Both of the waitress's were happy to help with any questions we asked. The chef... More 

Thank srheald58
Worthing, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here yesterday and had a first class lunch. I had the lamb which was succulent and had delicious accompaniments . The staff were excellent and the inn itself is beautiful. Currently undergoing a rethatch, but this did not detract from its ambience.

Thank margaret b
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit, on Fathers Day. Made a booking at short notice and was accommodated on an understanding we'd have to be gone by a certain time. This was fine with us and we were very pleasantly surprised by the service and quality of both the staff and food. Nothing was too much trouble, our food arrived in... More 

Thank Stephen O
Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Last time I visited was to drink "scrumpy" in the "60's"! Had a superb dinner with friends, the duck and venison Wellington were outstanding. Great wines to choose and good service. Stayed overnight in comfortable b&b room overlooking the garden with excellent full English breakfast to start our day. Well deserves its excellent reviews to which I am happy to... More 

Thank oldpathologist
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The best steak I have ever eaten (and I think I said this the last time I ate steak here too)! No need to say much more than that really. This place never disappoints and is so incredibly consistent, nowhere else around comes close. Great food, great drinks, great staff and a perfect setting, exceptional!

Thank Casalunar
Somerset uk
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped off on way home, outstanding food , atmosphere and service.The location is wonderful,and the menu is filled with a wonderful selection beautifully presented meals, the service was efficient and nothing was to much trouble.

Thank Sue A
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great welcome Good service but oh dear Main dish of lamb not far off inedible and wine expensive Waitresses could do with not discussing there personal lives in public

1 Thank Glenn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $72
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite St. Andrew's Church | Trent, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sherborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 850776
This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".

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