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The Rose and Crown, Sherborne
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Turners Close, DT9 4SL Sherborne
Average price £30


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Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Andrew P.3 reviews

    18 November 2023


    Been coming here for lunch for a number of years. This is the first time seen the pub virtually desertes

  • Stephanie K.1 review

    8 November 2023


    Always love coming to the Rose and Crown, a charming country pub. Had the fine dining menu and the food was amazing

  • Ollie M.1 review

    7 November 2023


    Very welcoming and friendly little pub. Nice ambience, good food. Thanks very much.

  • Sharon D.1 review

    3 November 2023


    Food was all excellent, beautifully presented and delicious. Would have felt more welcoming if fire was light and there was background music

  • Chris B.3 reviews

    20 October 2023


    Great food and great fun, people make the experience always and there is a gentle banter which makes you fell at home

  • Tim N.1 review

    1 October 2023


    Some light gentle music on in the background would have given the pub a little more atmosphere as it was quite quiet which meant you could hear everybody else’s conversations . Lovely setting - just needed that little bit of ambience to warm it up

  • Clive A.1 review

    29 September 2023


    Room tired.Loo seat looked nicotine coloured.Don’t think anything nasty but not nice. Towels not changed over 4 days. No atmosphere in entire place.Bar and restaurant devoid of customers over weekend.Staff really friendly when you could find them

  • Katie C.1 review

    29 September 2023


    Lovely food, lots of choice. The pub is beautiful, in a lovely setting. Friendly staff, quick service.

  • Maggie P.1 review

    19 September 2023


    Out of the way pub. Atmosphere a little lacking but it was a quiet Tuesday night. Menu quite limited for a vegetarian. The starters were really tasty but the main course lacked finesse. Service was attentive.

  • Ian M.2 reviews

    15 September 2023


    We had been here for lunch and it was wonderful. So we were back for dinner. The appetizers were great but there was only one veggie choice for the mains. We were disappointed.


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  • Joanna B.1 review

    14 September 2023


    Chickpea/cauliflower curry had no depth of flavour and limited desert menu. Starter delicious and husband enjoyed all all of his meal. The young man behind the bar who also waited on us was polite.

  • Mary G.1 review

    12 September 2023


    Very welcoming and prompt service. Three different mains ordered were all highly appreciated and my dessert outstripped my expectations - delicious. We will be back.

  • Maggie W.1 review

    24 August 2023


    The best thing about lunch was the staff. They were excellent. We had not been to the Rose and Crown for a few years and were disappointed in the food. The portions seemed much smaller than before and of course the prices have increased. We were seated in the bar area next to a very noisy group of ladies and the restaurant area was completely empty. We should have asked to be moved . The food tasted ok but presentation was lacking.

  • Diane S.1 review

    15 August 2023


    Love this place & our main courses were very good - but disappointed with desert. ‘Compressed watermelon’ - not sure what it should have been but probably not cubes of watermelon complete with seeds! And for £9.50. Not their usual creativity in display.

  • Gary T.1 review

    10 August 2023


    The lunchtime menu could benefit from having more lighter options eg sandwiches.

  • Ian C.1 review

    9 July 2023


    Roast beef lunch. Swamped in a glutinous salty gravy - would be nice to choose if you would like gravy. Yorkshire pudding burnt to a crisp and inedible. One thick slice of beef which was nice beef but could have been half the thickness. Very poor value - such a shame

  • Iain M.1 review

    7 July 2023


    Lovely pub, great food, fab service.

  • Simon L.1 review

    26 June 2023


    Delightful pub restaurant in a delightful location. We went there for dinner and the food was quite excellent. The combination of ingredients & flavours of the dishes was so imaginative - it really played with your mind, giving your tastebuds a proper workout. The best meal out we’ve had in a long time. The staff were very friendly & attentive. Go there - you won’t be disappointed.

  • Tim L.1 review

    24 June 2023


    This has always been a favourite restaurant when visiting Sherborne on a monthly basis, however on this occasion I felt that something was missing. The food was good, but the service left a lot to be desired in our opinion. It was just under 20 minutes after being seated that we had to ASK for a drinks menu which then took another 10 minutes before we were asked what we would like to drink. We decided to give our food order at the same time, the drinks arrived 7-8 minutes later. I might add at this point there were no more than a dozen or so customers, so hardly being over run. This was exceedingly disappointing as one of the key fundamentals of a good restaurant is making sure the service is prompt and professional, say on this occasion the restaurant fell short of expectations.

  • Kevin H.1 review

    18 June 2023


    We were recommended by friends and we are so glad they did. A lovely pub and restaurant, the food was excellent as was the service. We also stayed the night, the room was really comfortable with a huge bed and stunning views across the countryside.

  • Clare T.1 review

    9 June 2023


    The pub is in a lovely location and is very nice. Husband and I had a starter. I had the Mackerel with a strawberry stew. There was too much of the Strawberry stew in relation to the mackerel. Overall I was disappointed. Husband has the Venison spring rolls which he loved but he found the cous cous, gel and mousse too much and not pleasant. We had 3 Halibut dishes and although the dish was cooked well and lovely the sauce was overly salted. As for the desserts the Lemon Pousette was delicious. The Chocolate fondant was lovely but don't put the cherry sorbet on a hot pudding!

  • Vivienne H.2 reviews

    3 June 2023


    We just love this place,a really good find,They have a really good chef that knows how to put flavours together.Always a good menu and not over priced,good portion size,very good service.

  • Abby M.1 review

    28 May 2023


    Lovely pub. Really nice decor, and the beer garden had fabulous views over the countryside. Staff were friendly and service was good. They served a great set of bar snacks, the scotch eggs were delicious. My husband loved his roast beef, however my pork loin dish could have been improved - there was too much sauce which, although tasty, drowned the food a bit. However, overall we enjoyed our visit and we'd certainly go back again.

  • George S.2 reviews

    27 May 2023


    As the weather was ideal for eating outside, we did and were able to admire the beautiful surrounding countryside. A good menu with options for all tastes on one side of A4 made selection easy. The service was very good, (no pressurising), and the food was served well and presented attractively.

  • Laura K.1 review

    16 May 2023


    Visited for my partner’s birthday. Such a lovely experience. Amazing location with lovely views, proper country pub. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and the wine list was impeccable

  • Caroline F.1 review

    15 May 2023


    The Rose and Crown was recommended to us whilst staying in the area on holiday. The village it is situated in, is chocolate box gorgeous. The attractive pub was bustling with activity on our arrival - and this was a Monday evening. There remained a steady flow of people throughout the evening. The menu was refreshingly different, and plenty of variety was on offer. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate and although the wine list was modest, the selection was very good. We had a delightful evening there.

  • Maria T.1 review

    6 May 2023


    Wonderful place in a secluded location with a fabulous natural backdrop. We stayed here and had breakfast and dinner and can honestly say everything was delicious. A real hidden gem.

  • ioana C.1 review

    30 April 2023


    Not the best but not the worse, average food and service but beautiful views and garden. The menu was quite expensive and the service was ok but not amazing, the staff would get confused about very simple things.

  • John W.1 review

    20 April 2023


    Superb location, the R&C has a welcoming and friendly ambience with attentive and very courteous staff. Our lunch was not only delicious but unexpectedly innovative, more in keeping with a starred restaurant than a country pub. Very much recommended on all counts.

  • Paul R.

    Paul R.1 review

    13 April 2023


    Lovely pub and friendly service, but overpriced. £25 pork chop was over cooked. Crackling that I specifically asked for was just a bag of pork scratching. Cappuccino at £4 is ridiculous anywhere. My meal was edible, but simply not good enough to justify the high end price.

  • Carol B.1 review

    8 April 2023


    Always terrific food - lovely place - very lucky to have it locally to us - visit at least a few times a month and eat there every month - very special

  • Richard S.1 review

    29 March 2023


    Staff were most friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu a little limited but lunchtime at a quiet time of year, to be expected. The choices for gluten free were good for the main course but definitely limited for starters.

  • Helen P.2 reviews

    28 March 2023


    The food was excellent. An interesting menu which worked. Our party of 4 all chose different dishes and each one was superb - all three courses. Compliments to the chef. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Camilla C.1 review

    23 March 2023


    The pork dish was dry, overcooked, tired, as though it had been hanging around some time. It used to be delicious a few years back. Of course I won't bother to go again for some time.

  • Jeremy S.1 review

    21 March 2023


    What a lovely pub! A lovely welcome, great beer and food, and wonderful ambiance. Dogs were welcome, and we will definitely be returning. The accommodation looks good too.

  • Kerry E.1 review

    19 March 2023


    Went for a mother's day treat and very impressed. Well cooked dishes with generous portions. Servers were lovely.

  • Victoria S

    Victoria S1 review

    19 March 2023


    Lovely roast for mother's Day. Thankyou!

  • James C.1 review

    11 March 2023


    A Very nice steak lunch for three indeed Thanks

  • Samantha T.1 review

    25 February 2023


    Best pub in the area

  • John S.4 reviews

    24 February 2023


    Rather disappointing. Service was good but there seemed little ambition in the menu or the food itself. Dining room and the public bar were almost empty. I understand why.

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