The Grosvenor Arms Welcome to The Grosvenor Arms, the heartbeat of the famous Dorset hilltop market town of Shaftesbury. The Grosvenor Arms has been an inn since Medieval times. The original timber framed building was a busy coaching inn, originally The Red Lion, it was bought by the Grosvenor family and re-named The Grosvenor Arms in 1820. Shaftesbury, famous as ‘Shaston’ in Thomas Hardy’s novels, has long been known as the gateway to the South West. It is well positioned on the edge of the historic Cranborne Chase, the most beautiful of English Countryside.The famous Gold Hill is but 100m away, and within striking distance are many historic houses, gardens, museums and even Stonehenge. The Grosvenor Arms is newly refurbished, it is traditional yet stylish, relaxed yet ‘buzzy’, and open all day. You are always welcome, for a drink in the bar, a cup of coffee in the conservatory, or a pizza from the wood oven. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and the cobbled courtyard is always available for an alfresco lunch or drink. We have 16 comfortable rooms and our website gives you access to the BEST OFFERS. Look out for special deals when you book direct!