The Grosvenor Arms | Sawday's

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The Grosvenor Arms - Pub in Dorset

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The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Sam Hill
+44 (0)1747 850580(landline)

A nicely priced inn on Shaftesbury’s high street with a warm contemporary style and some excellent bistro food – fine local walking waits

Shaftesbury, an ancient country seat, has seen its fair share of history. In 888 King Alfred founded an abbey here; in 1035 King Canute died within its walls. It is surrounded by flawless country, with Cranborne Chase rolling south for miles on end. By day you go in search of sweeping vistas, ancient woodlands, the odd prehistoric hill fort. By night you return to this cool inn to make merry. Inside, the sitting-room bar doubles as a café and acts as the hub of the inn; it’s open all day and buzzes with local life, so sink into a sofa, grab the daily papers and while away the afternoon. Elsewhere, an airy restaurant for wood-fired pizzas and local steaks, then a conservatory that opens onto a courtyard in good weather. Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street around the corner, is famous for its timeless view.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch from £5.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £20-£35. Sunday lunch from £16.




The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, Dorset


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