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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the area with family and picked this pub from the AA guide. Very busy when we arrived with a good number enjoying alfresco dining in the summer warmth in a very attractive garden. The main menu is not extensive offering items you would not normally expect on a pub menu. Having said that there was a lunch menu with... More 

Thank JDP99
United Kingdom
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201 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked 2 nights bed and breakfast and also ate at the Inn on our first night. The accommodation was lovely- small but perfectly formed! Bed was comfortable, 2 proper chairs to look out of the doors, across our own little patio with views of the countryside past the immaculate pub garden. Tea and proper coffee and fresh milk in... More 

Thank vampireweekend
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pub with class and attention to detail Staff professional and friendly Beautifully maintained gardens, pond and garden furniture Maybe could do with cushions but really finding it difficult to find what could be improved..well done

Thank Paul F
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an exceptionally delightful country retreat where the welcome is warm and friendly, the food is quite spectacular and the Bed and Breakfast offers a unique opportunity to experience this beautiful Inn at its best. Staff are friendly and helpful. The selection of good ale and fine wine complements the range of delicious food which is locally sourced. An... More 

Thank Sue D
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rose & Crown is not cheap but the food is generally reliable, the atmosphere quaint, the staff attentive. One problem and a silly one. The runner beans were basically raw. The waitress reported our opinion to the chef (I suggested he tasted them for himself) but she returned with the Chef's Mantra in these situations: ' He always cooks... More 

Thank Authorauthor1938
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently cycled to the Rose and Crown and found Trent to be a very pretty village, hidden away, although in reality very close to Yeovil. It has a beautiful garden with superb views and pretty ponds. A good mix of Real Ales and very nice food. Inside it is nicely decorated and has comfortable sofas in the snug

Thank 621simonf
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now it's become somewhat rare that I find somewhere new to dine which meets my standards of service and food. This place blew my expectations out of the water. I would like to point out to those reading this, that I often visit a place a number of times before making my judgement, and do so based on the majority... More 

Thank Ranya S
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time we have eaten and stayed at the Rose and Crown but we had high expectations since we knew the chef/owner, Michael many years ago when he ran another restaurant in Sherborne. We also knew Michael's business partner, Nick, who looks after the front of house. Our expectations were surpassed! Warm welcome, great service, great food... More 

Thank Archiethomas12
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent ambience, good views and really friendly staff. On top of that a good selection of real ales. We regularly drive over half an hour to get here rather than anywhere closer as always have a lovely experience.

Thank allanrobson
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent day's walk with friends, we scheduled a lunch at Trent's Rose and Crown. Now I don't consider myself a fickle critic and I'm conscious that last week another eatery was my favourite- until that is, a meal at Trent! All elements conspired to make our meal rather special. The sun shone and our table in the beautiful... More 

Thank Amanda C

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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 Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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