The Rose and Crown
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Andrew P. • 3 reviews
18 November 20237.5/10
Been coming here for lunch for a number of years. This is the first time I.ve seen the pub virtually desertes
Stephanie K. • 1 review
8 November 202310/10
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 20239/10
Very welcoming and friendly little pub. Nice ambience, good food. Thanks very much.
Sharon D. • 1 review
3 November 20239/10
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 202310/10
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 20239.5/10
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 20236/10
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 202310/10
Lovely food, lots of choice. The pub is beautiful, in a lovely setting. Friendly staff, quick service.
Maggie P. • 1 review
19 September 20236.5/10
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 20235/10
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 20235.5/10
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 20239/10
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 20236/10
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 20237/10
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 20239.5/10
The lunchtime menu could benefit from having more lighter options eg sandwiches.
Ian C. • 1 review
9 July 20234.5/10
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 202310/10
Lovely pub, great food, fab service.
Simon L. • 1 review
26 June 20239/10
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 20237/10
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 202310/10
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 20236/10
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 202310/10
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 20238.5/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
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 20239.5/10
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 20236/10
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 202310/10
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. • 1 review
13 April 20236/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
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 20236/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
Went for a mother's day treat and very impressed. Well cooked dishes with generous portions. Servers were lovely.
Victoria S • 1 review
19 March 202310/10
Lovely roast for mother's Day. Thankyou!
James C. • 1 review
11 March 20239.5/10
A Very nice steak lunch for three indeed Thanks
Samantha T. • 1 review
25 February 202310/10
Best pub in the area
John S. • 4 reviews
24 February 20235.5/10
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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