Eat & Drink


We open our doors at 9am and hot and cold food is served all day every day. Our executive chef Tom Blake creates vibrant, joyful food. He and his team are obsessive about ingredients and produce fabulous dishes that you’ll relish eating. And where you eat, is up to you – in the restaurant, bar or conservatory or on the terrace outside.

Serving Times


Served from 9am – 11am (or earlier if pre-booked or a resident in the hotel)


Served from 12-4pm (except Monday when lunch is served until 3pm).


Served from 4.15pm-9pm (except Monday when dinner is served from 6pm).

Food and drink in the bar

Settle into our stylish and relaxed club style bar and enjoy the full menu or just a snack. Dogs are very welcome and a regular presence in the bar. Pull up a cosy leather armchair by the wood-burner, relax with friends in the library room, or if the weather is fine sit by the fountain in the honeyed stone courtyard.

Local craft beers and regularly changing ales plus West Country ciders can be found behind the bar. There’s a glorious wine list, a fine gin selection and incredible cocktails from classic to cutting-edge.

Please note, the kitchen is closed briefly on Monday between 3pm -6pm (except on public holidays).

Our Food

Our relaxed restaurant uses the finest ingredients to serve delicious, unfussy, seasonal food. Wherever possible this is local, wild and organic. The menus are always inventive, with a modern British foundation and an international twist. We are loyal to our suppliers, whether it is our local farmer, or Jim Baker and his organic old spot pigs in Wedmore!

Our menu is overseen by Tom Blake, Executive Chef, alongside Head Chef, George Carter.

Hot Food, Snacks and Small Plates are available all day.

Children’s meals

We welcome children and have a kid’s menu for them to choose from or they can choose smaller versions of some of the dishes on the main menu.

Private Dining – Special occasion? Business meeting?

The Assembly Room is a splendid space. Its grand windows have vistas out to Shaftesbury’s picturesque centre and it is very adaptable. It can seat up to 80 people theatre-style. Options such as a boardroom table seating up to a maximum of 32 people or round tables for seating up to 52 can be arranged.

Adjoining the restaurant, we have the library, a private dining room, which can seat up to 16 guests. With close links to Gillingham, Blandford and the surrounding areas, The Grosvenor Arms is a smart venue for intimate meetings and business events in the heart of Shaftesbury.

Contact us if you are planning an event in Shaftesbury and we can discuss your specific needs. Our professional team will help you organise the event to ensure it runs perfectly.

Sustainable Palm Oil

Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community

The Grosvenor Arms and our sister hotel, The King’s Arms in Dorchester, have joined the Dorset sustainable palm oil community and have committed to obtain our palm oil from certified sustainable sources. Click here for more information.

Dogs are welcome in the bar and conservatory, where we serve our full restaurant menu, and they can stay in any of the rooms making The Grosvenor Arms the perfect place for a dog-friendly break.

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