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“A local curmudgeon begs to differ....”

Ye Olde Two Brewers
Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Price range: $10 - $23
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Beautiful traditional family run pub at the foot of the famous Gold Hill serving freshly prepared classic pub food and cask ales
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A group of half a dozen friends and I have faithfully patronised this as our local over many years. I wouldn't pretend that we are at the Brewers every night but on average we take advantage of the superb range of real ales once a week. We have seen landlords come and go, some brilliant, some good but through that period the Brewers has continued to be that rare animal - a "proper" pub which also serves food. Its location, at the foot of Gold Hill and overlooking Melbury Hill, needs no introduction. However, our loyal patronage was sadly soured recently when having to return a pint which clearly was flat and without a spark of life. The landlady made a great show of telling me in front of her young, impressionable staff that there was nothing wrong with said pint and that she was unwilling to change it for a fresh one. As a result I meekly put my hand in my pocket and bought a fresh, lively pint. Loyalty? Schmoyalty! Our years of good natured patronage were reduced to naught and left a bitter taste in the mouth but sadly not for the right reasons.

Visit the Brewers for its fine location and good choice of ales but don't expect any recognition for the fact that one is a customer, loyal or not.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

sit outside on a sunny afternoon enjoying a cider. food was great, service and friendly smile was even better. will be back.

1  Thank simonkay13
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

we arrived late(ish) and hungry in Shaftesbury and stumbled across the Two Brewers while walking around the town. We plumped for the fish and chips. Very tasty, big portions - loads of lovely, crisp chips with complimentary homemade bread and olives while we were waiting for our main meal. Local real ale and cider. Very friendly! Walked back up Gold Hill to the Retreat.

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Excellent Sunday Carvery lunch. Good atmosphere and great service. Children can play in the garden and there is plenty to keep them occupied.

3  Thank Dorsetduckling
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were staying at a cottage 5 minutes away so we strolled along to this pub on three occasions, one lunchtime and two evenings. Each time the food was excellent and the staff very welcoming and friendly. Special thanks and praise must go to the two lovely young ladies behind the bar on Wednesday and Friday evening last week (31/7 & 2/8) as even though they were rushed off their feet they were so friendly and helpful.
Thank you for making us so welcome.

3  Thank Treacle_71
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