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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” (14 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Ludwell, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank hcrane18
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank zarafa1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

7  Thank D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch when passing through. Pleasant staff and nice service. Food plentiful with lots of flavour. Varied menu. Will call in if passing again.

Thank oakwoodfencing
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Selected this restaurant for my 30th bday. I can't thank the staff enough they ensured we were all ok throughout the evening all 15 of us received hot meals and fantastic service from from of house staff. Certainly wouldn't think twice about using this restaurant...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 March 2018

First time here. Will definitely come back. Food and staff are so good. Reasonable price, great portions and value for money. Rooms are clean, tidy and spacious. Don’t miss this place if your in the area.More

Thank Rob R
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Rob, Thank you for your review it is much appreciated and we are so pleased you joined us for your stay. Your feedback is much appreciated and really helps other find out how much of a gem the team are here! I am so...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to The Grove Arms since December and there's a reason we keep coming back! This pub has a lovely friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk in, not like some local pubs you visit. We visited today for my father-in-laws'...More

1  Thank Schnert80
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Stayed at the grove arms for two nights in Feb. Ate both nights on site. The do small plates for people like me who only want small meals but even those were large. I had the mid week roast and my husband had the steak...More

1  Thank Normasavory
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Normasavory, Thank you for your review in relation to your stay with us! I am so pleased you enjoyed your dining time with us and it is so nice to see people appreciating our smaller plates options for those who have a smaller appetite....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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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