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4 star Dorset country stay

High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom
+ Dinner
from £70 per person
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Set in charming Dorset, in the market town of Shaftesbury is the elegant 4-star residence of the Grosvenor Arms. This is the perfect location for walkers looking to explore the surrounding countryside.

What's included?

  • Two course evening meal (£27.50pp allowance towards food)
  • Complimentary Bramley Hand Cream to take away (worth £8)
  • 4-star Overnight accommodation at The Grosvenor Arms Hotel
  • Full English breakfast 

At a glance

  • Take a day trip to Golden Cap, the highest point on England’s South Coast and walk the stunning coastline overlooking the Jurassic Coast
  • If you're looking to explore the best of Britain, the popular Stonehenge is a short drive away. Walk in the footsteps of the Neolithic past, and explore one of Europe's most well known pre-historic monuments
  • If you don't want to travel too far then there are other circular walks in the area too, admire the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill just around the corner from the hotel, a glorious setting made famous in the much loved 1973 Hovis advert

Good to know

  • The team of talented chefs choose their ingredients very carefully and are passionate about creating fabulous food for a memorable dining experience
  • Dogs are welcome in all room types for £10 a stay, and will be greeted with a gift box that includes treats and a toy; to confirm please contact our friendly customer service team in advance
  • A light and spacious bedroom awaits with a large cosy bed, luxurious soft furnishings and bespoke furniture, the perfect space to cosy up after a long walk
The Grosvenor Arms has been an inn since Medieval times. The original timber framed building was a busy coaching inn, originally The Red Lion, it was bought by the Grosvenor family and re-named The Grosvenor Arms in 1820. The rooms incorporate the best of the old building while remaining stylish and modern, with free Wi-Fi and an iPod Dock. Shaftesbury, famous as ‘Shaston’ in Thomas Hardy’s novels, has long been known as the gateway to the South West. It is well positioned on the edge of the historic Cranborne Chase, the most beautiful of English Countryside. The famous Gold Hill is but 100m away, and within striking distance are many historic houses, gardens, museums and even Stonehenge.

Further Information


Check-In: 15:00
Check-Out: 11:00

The hotel will happily provide you with a parking pass for the local long stay car park a short walk from the hotel, subject to availability. Please pop into reception to pick up your pass on arrival - free of charge.
WiFi is available thoughout the hotel and is complimentary.
Breakfast is served from 07.30 until 09.30 Monday to Friday and from 08:00 until 10:00 at the weekend.
Evening meals are available between 18:30 and 21:00.
Dogs are welcome and are charged at £10 per pet per night. Dogs are permitted in all rooms.


Longleat House
Longleat Safari Park
Sherborne Old Castle
Salisbury Racecourse
Salisbury Cathedral
Old Sarum


By Road 
Accessible via the A350 or the B3081. Just follow signs for ‘town centre’ and you’ll find the hotel and restaurant in the High Street, Shaftesbury.
The Grosvenor Arms is about 2 hours’ drive from London, by the M3 and A303.
By Rail
Nearest Station - Gillingham: 5 Miles

By Air
Nearest Airport - Bournemouth: 30 Miles

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • FREE WiFi
  • Parking (Free)
  • Pets Allowed (charges may apply)
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Morning Newspaper (on request)
  • Conference Facilities
  • WiFi in hotel (FREE)
  • WiFi in guest rooms (FREE)
  • Bath / Shower
Customer Reviews
Overall Rating 4.63636363636364
based on 10 reviews.
Customer Rating: Mrs Griffiths, Tonbridge We had a lovely break at this hotel, the food and service was excellent, the hotel was very clean. The only thing I would say is that we were supposed to be upgraded free of charge to a superior room. Whilst our room was lovely and clean, it was on the top floor with only one small window and was very dark, the bathroom only had a skylight which was fine but there was no blind on it to put down for privacy when using the bathroom. I would have expected a large bright room for a superior room and a blind on the bathroom window. Apart from this the room was fine and clean.

Customer Rating: Mrs Hunt, Swindon

Customer Rating: Mrs Knox, Eastleigh

Customer Rating: Mr Middleton, Tunbridge Wells Bed was extremely comfortable and the room was very quiet and spacious. Coffee machine in room didn't work... however when I asked for a Kettle etc very promptly produced one and apologised for the problem.

Customer Rating: Mrs Hammond, London

Customer Rating: Mr Carkeek, Paignton

Customer Rating: Mr Gardner, Northampton

Customer Rating: Mr Salisbury, Reading We loved the hotel but we didnt think the room merited a superior.

Customer Rating: Mr Walker, Cheltenham A comfortable and convenient place to stay to visit this part of Dorset.

Customer Rating: Mr Young, Dunstable Restaurant food and service very good. Great location to explore Dorset.

82% of our customers would go back

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