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.
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 Safari Park
Sherborne Old Castle
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.
Nearest Station - Gillingham: 5 Miles
Nearest Airport - Bournemouth: 30 Miles