The Grosvenor Arms

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love It

  • A relaxed, stylish Georgian inn situated in Hardy country
  • It's near the famous Gold Hill & half an hour from Stonehenge
  • Elegant contemporary rooms have free Wi-Fi; some have roll-top baths & balconies
  • There's a restaurant, a bar & a snack bar/deli

Map & Directions

The nearest railway station is Gillingham, about 10 minutes from the hotel by taxi. Buses also run from the station to Shaftesbury town centre. There is a public car park close to the hotel; parking permits are provided for overnight guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Dating back to medieval times, the updated Georgian-style Grosvenor Arms is a relaxed inn located in the Dorset town of Shaftesbury, an area associated with Thomas Hardy's novels.

The town centre and Gold Hill Museum are within a 5-minute walk of the hotel (the museum is on Gold Hill, a steep road made famous in Ridley Scott’s 1970s TV commercial for Hovis bread), while Stonehenge and Longleat House and Safari Park are within a 30-minute drive. There are also many walks, fishing spots and golf courses in the surrounding area.

Each of the 16 elegant, pet-friendly rooms has original features with contemporary décor, and comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and a coffee machine. Upgrades feature a balcony and/or a free-standing roll-top bathtub. In-room facials and massages are available for a fee.

There's a restaurant serving contemporary cuisine, a bar with a log fireplace, a snack bar/deli, a conservatory and a courtyard terrace. There are three meeting/function rooms, and room and laundry services are available.

From the press:
  • "Has a lo-fi, boho chic feel… somewhere you'd want to hang out" -- Country Calling magazine
  • "Oozes casual elegance… great service and classy accommodation" -- The Hotel Guru



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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