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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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay for a couple of nights away. The views from the room are lovely and the staff welcoming and friendly. The room we had (middle of the three) was quite small, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was lovely, and there was plenty of toast available! If I had a criticism, it would be... More 

Thank Martyn1969
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Rose and Crown twice in April, and on each occasion, in common with most other recent reviewers, enjoyed an extremely positive experience. The pub is very pleasantly located on the edge of the peaceful, off-the-beaten-track village of Trent in Dorset, and itself has a great deal of charm and character, with a cosy, welcoming... More 

Thank Lex47
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here on a Sunday evening. I started with an excellent beef tartare and finished with gorgeous home-made icecream. We all had a very tasty venison casserole as our main course. The wine was good and not too expensive and the staff were great - knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The Rose and Crown deserves its excellent reputation.

Thank SueBrStoke_on_Trent
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a long weekend in Somerset and were very fortunate to choose The Rose & Crown for dinner one evening. Everything about our experience was perfect. It's a beautiful and comfortable pub in a lovely setting. We were warmly welcomed by both the staff and several customers in the bar. We had our dogs with us... More 

Thank K D
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be fair I am being over picky simply because The Rose & Crown sets such a high standard and there's no point measuring them against the "run-of-the-mill". I simply regretted my choices. The starter I had was doused mackeral but I should have had the nettle risotto. The mackeral was subtle and tasty but the risotto was bold and... More 

Thank nickcDorset
Botley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, we chose steak & chips for 4 - 2 adults & 2 children. It was amazing!! The steak was succulent and perfectly cooked to our personal choices, the tomatoes were roasted on the vine and were beautifully sweet, the mushroom was meaty and delicious and the chips were crispy and light. The service at the bar and... More 

Thank JEA2809
Fareham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here once before with a work colleague and was very impressed; so when looking for a place for dinner away from the A303 trip down to Devon for Easter we decided to go here. We were welcomed by the bar manager who asked if we had a reservation which we didn't but he found a space for us... More 

Thank Ermintrude23
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not the type of person that likes desert but this one was amazing and worth the money. The peanut butter was a great twist.

Thank georginamartin326
Dorset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive hostelry and welcoming staff, very dog friendly and a variety of eating areas. An interesting menu and all served promptly in a very attractive way. Outside seating with countryside views and overall a five star experience.

Thank luckytones
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to your pub fete on Saturday as a group of couples and it was a really good day out !! We were a group of couples in our 20s but could tell people of all ages were having a fab time ! Always a lovely atmosphere and great service here, look forward to coming back for a meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $71
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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