Places to go out & eat & drink in Shaftesbury
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Shaftesbury

Places to eat & drink in Shaftesbury.





No visit to Dorset would be complete without a peek at this idyllic, ancient town which sits like a rough-cut crown atop a 700ft hill known as Cranborne Chase. You reach the seductive summit by climbing steep, cobbled streets - it's the same summit used by Hovis in their famous TV ad showing a cloth-capped boy pushing a bicycle up Gold Hill laden with loaves.

The town grew up around a 9th century Saxon abbey which today offers a museum, pleasant gardens, a fantastic view – and the chance to catch your breath.

Novelist Thomas Hardy named this place 'Shaston' in his famous book 'Jude the Obscure' and on a clear day visitors might even catch a glimpse of Glastonbury Tor. Wardour Castle is a grand Georgian edifice built in the 1770s by James Paine for the 8th Lord Arundell. It has a 60ft high staircase. An earlier castle was destroyed when the 3rd Lord Arundell blew it up after it had been captured by Parliamentary troops in 1643. King Canute died in Shaftesbury in 1035 while the Saxon king Edward the Martyr is buried in the hilltop abbey.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Shaftesbury or surrounding areas.

Shaftesbury Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

 

La Fleur de Lys

Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AW
Tel: 01747 853717    Fax: 01747 853130
E-mail: info@lafleurdelys.co.uk
Web: www.lafleurdelys.co.uk

The restaurant  opens for pre-booked lunches from Wednesday to Sunday, 12- 2.30pm, with dinner being served from 7pm-10pm on Monday to Saturday.
Type: Restaurant

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The Royal Chase Hotel

Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB
Tel: 01747 853355    Fax: 01747 851969
E-mail: royalchasehotel@btinternet.com
Web: www.theroyalchasehotel.co.uk

The Byzant restaurant offers á la carte dining, however bar meals are available if you prefer a light snack.
Type: Restaurant

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Wayfarers Restaurant

Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PX
Tel: 01747 852821

18th century restaurant recommended in AA Best Restaurants, the Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide, with a la carte and weekday fixed price menus.
Type: Restaurant

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