WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THAT WE'RE CLOSED UNTIL IT'S SAFE TO REOPEN. WE'LL UPDATE THIS NOTICE AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHEN THAT IS.

HOWEVER, WE'RE STILL HAPPY TO TAKE ROOM BOOKINGS ANYTIME AFTER 4TH JULY & OUR HEAD OFFICE IS OPEN ON 0203 0024740 OR YOU CAN EMAIL US ON INFO@STAYORIGINALCO.COM. YOU CAN ALSO BOOK ONLINE AS USUAL.

REST ASSURED, YOU CAN CANCEL THE BOOKING ANYTIME AND FOR ANY REASON, WITH NO PENALTY. IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES WE WANT TO OFFER MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY.

WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ALL BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The Grosvenor Arms is a stylish coaching inn, found in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. It’s a stunning property, a Georgian beauty though it roots are far older, dating back to medieval times when it was known as The Red Lion.

Shaftesbury is steeped in Saxon history. It was here that King Alfred built his great abbey. It’s the ‘Shaston’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels and we’re a stone’s throw from the famous Gold Hill which looks out over the beautiful Blackmore Vale.

We’ve taken very good care of this much-loved treasure, updated where it’s been needed, refreshed and enhanced. There are 16 lovely bedrooms. The laid-back bar features sumptuous fabrics of midnight blue and green velvets, butter soft-leather banquettes and crystal lights. The charming restaurant has dreamy, muted grey tones. The Grosvenor Arms has elegance and style with a modern rusticity. Above everything it is welcoming and relaxed.

Restaurants are popular in Shaftesbury and thanks to our exec chef, Tom Blake, The Grosvenor Arms especially so. Tom was head chef at River Cottage and is famed for his network of local West Country growers and producers. He celebrates provenance and the seasons. His menus reflect this: all locally sourced, all traceable and, most importantly, the food tastes fabulous.

We’re open all day, every day, to eat, drink and stay.