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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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property Bedroom red bed frame Suite cottage flat



With a stay at The Grosvenor Arms, you’ll be centrally located in Shaftesbury and within the region of Stourhead.


Make yourself at home in one of the 16 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of The Grosvenor Arms, or stop in at a snack bar/deli. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Grosvenor Arms
The Commons
Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA United Kingdom


Wouldn't rush back

I visited the Grosvenor for the first time in YEARS this weekend and would never have recognised it from the pretty dingy drinking hole it used to be! It’s been done up really well and the fire in the restaurant was a warm welcome from the rain outside!

The menu was OK, but would be nice to have a few more vegan options as the only main was a vegan burger which was served in a brioche bun (and brioche buns are made of milk, so not vegan….). Anyway, most of us opted for the burger – which was fine, or the pizza – which I thought was a bit of a let-down… Considering there’s a big lovely pizza oven, these really looked like a cheap shop bought one. We also asked for some sauces, which took a while to come as they’d run out of mayo (which was fine), but it was quite comical to watch another waiter walk past us with some for someone else whilst trying to hide it behind his back…

The desert menu looked pretty good too so we also had some of those. My weakness is always a crème brulee, so there was no way I could resist the white chocolate brulee. When it arrived, I took off the ginger and apple compote which totally overpowered the taste of the actual brulee, but weirder than that was the green sauce which had been drizzled all over the plate. It certainly made it look nice, but seemed to be made of basil (and/or other herbs!) which had also nicely absorbed up into the shortbread biscuits too which totally ruined the flavour, and made the whole thing taste pretty awful if it had it on it.

Friends who had been there before said it was normally much better than that so I wouldn’t rule out going again, but also wouldn’t rush back.

Relaxing, cosy and comfortable - a lovely gem

Stayed for 4 nights D B&B in this delightful hotel, centrally placed in the cute town of Shaftesbury. Our base for exploring far and wide. So lovely to return to the hotel after busy and often soggy days, to relax in the warm and welcoming bar or to chill in the lovely big room we were allocated. Staff and food both excellent. It is the relaxed atmosphere and cleverly understated decor that really makes it perfect. The mix of customers is lovely as you feel part of the town, not just holed up in some faceless hotel. Second hotel of this group we have used, Wedmore last year and really looking forward to Dorchester opening.

Mother and daughter afternoon tea

The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming to my 5 year old daughter and myself. We had a quiet room with a roaring fire and delicious afternoon tea with interesting vegetarian options. The staff treated my daughter like an adult and made it a lovely unhurried afternoon.