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The Grove Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
+44 1747 828811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“curry” (8 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
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Reviewed today 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

Thank AGJ8
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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

Thank Dave E
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.

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

Thank roger2002636
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Food was served in a decent amount of time and was good, only off putting thing was that there where so many flys landing around us inside and got very annoying

1  Thank hcrane18
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Made very welcome by the team at the Grove Arms. We didn’t have a dog with us during our stay and there was no hint of any previous dogs in our spotless, pretty bedroom. The pub is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the...More

2  Thank zarafa1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is a shame that the need to attract pet owners makes this place unattractive to non pet owners. Allowing pets in the restaurants and bedrooms is not acceptable. Who wants to sleep in a room that has been occupied by animals who leave their...More

9  Thank D B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Have just moved into the area and decided we needed to eat out and try our local. Meal was excellent hubby had steak I had curry. Hubby adored the cheesecake. They also serve Thatchers woohoo. Staff really friendly and good atmosphere.

1  Thank anni874
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a late Sunday pub lunch 10 days ago on our way back from a trip to London (it’s actually our ‘local’ pub, but we don’t use it very often). Having eaten here once previously, and despite all the...More

3  Thank A_Brit_Overseas
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi A_Brit_Overseas, Thank you for your feedback on your experience with us. Whether locals visit, weekly, monthly, or for occasions or simply the odd pint all local trade is so so valuable to us so please visit again when your wife fancies a night off...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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