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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


4.0 Very Good 661 Reviews
Lovely stay
Reviewed 4 hours ago

The hotel is situated in the heart of the town with pubs and shops a few steps away. Our room was superb, bright and spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. All the staff that we encountered were helpful and polite and our four legged companion was made to feel most welcome.

West Country Gem
Reviewed 1 day ago

We booked 2 nights' stay at 24 hours notice, having seen the weather improve dramatically. We have visited Dorset and Wiltshire on numerous occasions, staying in many properties, predominantly country pubs. This was our first in a town centre and we suspected that at short notice over Easter it would be a small room. How wrong we were!

On arriving the Receptionist could not have been friendlier and this was the hallmark of all the staff that we met. The bedroom was large, quiet, facing the wonderful inner courtyard of this former coaching inn. We noticed the rooms on the top floor even had their own terrace area. The bathroom was really well designed with a huge shower. This made a very favourable first impression.
The bar had 3 local bitters on draught, one from Somerset, one from Wiltshire and Rambler from Dorset, which was excellent. There appear to be many wine choices available, noticing a Picpoul as well as 2 Sauvignon Blancs, French and New Zealand . The large comfortable sofas, and attractive design and layout made the bar a welcoming place.
The dinner menu is most appealing with too many lovely dishes to select, and the Daily Special, Sicilian Rump of Lamb, was superb. The staff at dinner and breakfast are a credit to the Grosvenor, and we will be back, as well as trying out their sister establishments in the West Country. Well done to the Grosvenor team from eyedeebees!

Great dog friendly hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, large very comfortable exec room with huge bath and rain shower.
Comfortable public rooms felt spacious.
Nespresso style coffee and tea maker.
Very dog friendly too!
Interesting market town near Salisbury, Stonehenge etc.

One night stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here 5 times as it is convenient for visiting an elderly relative nearby. The rooms are good, staff friendly and efficient and the food in the restaurant absolutely superb. I have already booked our next visit.

Excellent old hotel - well renovated
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights for a family wedding nearby.

The hotel is centrally situated in Shaftesbury that is both a pretty town but also with impressive countryside around.

We were a little worried on arriving since parking was not apparent, however, guests have access to nearby long stay municipal parking for free.

Arrival was very easy - what I assume way the original coaching entrance has glass doors to it (not sure whether I really got to understand how they work, but nevertheless they fulfilled their purpose). Reception was to the right and we were politely and competently dealt with - we were showed to our rooms, which was a good touch.

There is only, I think a lift to the first floor??? We did not use this. As this is an old hotel, the stairs are uneven in places - but to be expected.

As we had four rooms as a group, I got to see three of the four and they were all well furnished, spacious etc. Our room was by no means the largest but spacious, good storage space, ensuite with bath, very comfortable bed. Entirely fit for purpose.

The hotel team were great- we were asked whether we needed more milk, water etc as we passed.

We had one evening meal in the restaurant - largely starters and pizzas - all well presented and tasty. The wine list was as one would expect and reasonably priced.

The bar is split between the main bar area and the lounge. The bar staff were excellent.

Breakfast is varied, freshly cooked rather than the normal buffet and of good quality. Again, service we found to be excellent.

Finally, checkout was dealt with efficiently.

This is a nice hotel in a beautiful area of the country that I had not previously explored - I would certainly return.