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“An enjoyable and hassle-free weekend”
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The Eastbury Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sherborne
Certificate of Excellence
Kent
1 review
“An enjoyable and hassle-free weekend”
Reviewed November 6, 2009

We chose this venue for an 80th birthday get together. The rooms, gardens and conservatory/dining room were a perfect setting. The staff were brilliant - always extra helpfull. The food was right for a special occasion and breakfast properly done - no vegitarian options though.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

Stayed 1 night in the "Yew Room". Very comfortable, well appointed.
Dinner was very good, lovely staff, good menu well presented.
Breakfast was equally good - lots of choice, hot or cold buffet or both - your call.
Easy parking, no complaints at all.
Best English hotel experience for a long time - far better than the last 3 Hotel du Vin experiences. Worth a lot more the 3 stars!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

The Eastbury Hotel is within easy walking distance of the lovely market town of Sherborne in Dorset. The hotel itself is mostly built from honey coloured stone, with an imposing facade looking onto the street. The staff are welcoming and efficient, our room was luxurious and well appointed. There was a full sized bath, separate shower, ground coffee and tea as well as local biscuits and a truly comfortable bed. The hotel has a fine dining restaurant, set in a typically English country garden, and the breakfasts are both lavish and well cooked. The Eastbury offers cereals, fresh fruits, toast, croissants, local marmalade, and the traditional full English breakfast too. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, and the dinner we had their was delicious, made from local organically farmed ingredients.
The only slight moan is that broadband is an extra £5 per day, the bed had sheets rather than a quilt and you have to book a minimum of 2 nights there in Summer. Don't let this put you off though, as the hotel is a gem well worth discovering in a charming Dorset market town - enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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EastburyReception, Owner at The Eastbury Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2009
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Sherborne and The Eastbury. I wanted to let you know that in August we had Wi-Fi installed through most of the Hotel, where there isn't Wi-Fi there are wired Broadband connections available. All Broadband access is now free of charge and unlimited.
During the Summer we only insist on 2 night bookings if they include a Saturday night. 1 night bookings are available on any other night. However our Short Break Dinner Bed and Breakfast Packages are based on two nights or longer.
Quilts are available to all guests, however it is better to let us know your preference at the time of booking so the bed can be made accordingly, prior to your arrival.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Our well travelled family of 2 adults and 3 children stayed for 2 nights at Eastbury and it was a most enjoyable experience. The hotel grounds are charming and the management and staff try their best to accomodate our needs. We ate at the restaurant and find that the food was well cooked using fresh local produce. The chef and some of the restaurant staff even agreed to come to work 1/2 an hour earlier than opening hours to meet our request for an earlier dinner because our children were hungry and tired from jet lag.

The hotel is also conveniently located within walking distances to the main street (Cheap Street) and to the Sherborne castles.

In conclusion, we felt that the stay was good value for money and rate it as the best hotel you can possibly get in Sherborne if you wish to stay close to town.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed June 12, 2009

My fiance and I stayed at the Eastbury as our friends' wedding was being held there. We had an executive grade room, 'Tamarix' with a lovely bathroom and large comfy bed. Nice touches like the jar of homemade cookies on the desk were appreciated. Our room looked out onto the courtyard, which was lovely and the gardens are very nice. The food was lovely as well, and we also ate at the cafe/bistro in the town which is run by the same chef. All the staff were very friendly and the locals were unbelievably nice and chatty! The hotel is also within walking distance of the train station which is brilliant, and 3 min walk from the Abbey.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

We eneded up at this hotel as the hotel that we booked had a power cut that night and couldn't accommodate us. We had booked a four poster room in the other hotel and were given 'Lily' in this hotel, which we were very pleased with. It was a lovely large room, with a super king size four poster bed and was very nicely decorated with a good size bathroom.

Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, there is plenty of parking and there is a pretty garden out the back. Our evening meal was fantasic and we also had a lovely breakfast, most of the food served is sourced locally and the menu describes where the food comes from.

We would recommend this hotel for a romatic break in the area.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2009

My husband and I had a wonderful two night stay at The Eastbury. We had a luxury room with its own courtyard garden. The food was delicious and the room lovely and well appointed. I think what really made an impact was the staff - cheerful, thoughtful and accommodating. We would strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Eastbury Hotel
Address: Long Street, Sherborne DT9 3BY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sherborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Eastbury Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Georgian Town-House Hotel dating from 1740, located near Sherborne's train station, historic castles & Abbey. Typical of the period, it has graceful, light and spacious rooms which offer home-from-home comfort throughout. Located in the heart of historic Sherborne, you can relax in our walled garden while only being a short walk from all the town's shops and amenities. Our Conservatory Restaurant is award winning, having achieved 2 AA Red Rosettes. ... more   less 
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