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The Grove Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
+44 1747 828811
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying in the area and popped in for dinner. The dogs were given a lovely welcome and the lady behind the bar was very understanding about the fact the youngster might have been a bit over excited. As it turned out, he behaved...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katyptaty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at very reasonable prices and a good range of beers. Loads of safe parking. Heather was very polite and helpful.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at The Grove Arms last night in one of there rooms. My husband had heard about it on the TV and decided to book it as it was “Doggy Friendly,” and my word did it live up and exceeded our expectation. It is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Gave it 4 stars as this place is very dog friendly as well as gluten free friendly, plus the staff are super lovely! Had the most delicious gluten free beef burger in a gluten free bap, too! Hubby has not got a bad/delicate back like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dolphinsmiles14
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

8 of us descended without a booking and the staff were so welcoming and extremely helpful. They accommodated all of our dietary requirements happily. The menu has great variety and even better prices. All of the food came out at the same time and everyone...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank melanieb141
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from our 4th visit to The Grove Arms our favourite place to stay in the UK and that is why we keep returning. The welcome we had was absolutely amazing the staff made so much fuss of us especially our little...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AGJ8
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Arrived for Sunday lunch with 8 members of a local camera club. Charming waitress showed us to a convenient table and efficiently took our orders for drinks and food. Prompt service with excellent value of tasty beef carvery and other dishes. Commendable catering and service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank horseradishvodka
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in after a local event for some dinner pleasant staff making you welcome and good atmosphere food was exceptional as most public houses try to over complicate things however this is not the case here the food is fantastic and locally sourced will definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 361davee
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a delightful place to eat, and clearly popular with those who were staying there - lots of polite dogs wandered around content to be somewhere where they were made welcome.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank L B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for our last night of our holiday and very dissapointed we were with the food. Although the prawn cocktail was good, the 4 chicken wings for £7 was a real let down. Then we took advantage of the two fillet steak meals and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank roger2002636
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 828811
  • E-mail
With Nina's farming background the heart to the Grove's menu is a wide offering, sourced locally direct from the producer to offer varied dishes with the ethos of something for everyone no matter what the occasion. We run both a hearty main menu and a specials board daily along with many weekly special event nights supported by the locals as follows: Wednesday Night - Pie and a Pint night £8.95 Thursday Night - Steak Night 2 for 1 Friday Night - 2 fish & Chips for £14.95
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