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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay not much happening when I was here mostly because of the cold weather but I can see this is a good place especially in the summer. Good decor well maintained and very well kept rooms. Friendly staff

1 Thank Saffdev
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good, small hotel with pleasant rooms and very dog friendly! The food at the pub was excellent, both the evening meal and at breakfast. Good location to explore Dorset and the coast. Would stay here again.

Thank Andrew K
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your review much much appreciated and we are all glad you enjoyed your stay with us. A great food experience we believe is paramount to any great stay so we are pleased you liked our food and appreciated the fact we are dog friendly throughout. Although they are not everyone's cup of tea for those... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I had a lovely time over my two night stay. The team were exceptionally friendly, with Nina (the owner), being very helpful and letting me play with Buddy, the lab. I was inundated with offers of tummy tickles, both by the team and by the very friendly locals. The Grove is well located for day trips out, but also some... More 

Thank 1_Tilly
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Tilly, Thank you so so much for your review it was an absolute pleasure to meet you!! We simply love it when dogs come to stay with us and to get The Dorset Tourism Award for the best Dog Business is an award we are very proud of, mummy dedicated it to me and even had the signs outside... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here during August. Room was ok and quiet (at the back overlooking the car park). Bathroom wasn't great and needs updating, wasn't very clean and the shower hose was broken (working but cover was badly split). Overall we felt that £120 a night was overpriced for the standard of accommodation.

Thank Little T
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Dear Little T, Thank you for your review it is helpful to know when an item is broken in the rooms and although you stayed in August and it is now nearly November it is great when we have feedback so we can attend to any items which get broken due to wear and tear naturally. Unfortunately in peak season... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On arrival shown to our room which was comfortable and reasonable size. This is a lovely area steeped in history, not far from Wilton. The Grove Arms after the fire has been rebuilt and kept the old feel to that of original building After reading reviews about the noise from the road we packed earplugs. Was expecting some noise as... More 

Thank Mrs_Bezza
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Mrs Bezza, Thank you for your helpful review having stayed with us and noting that we are not situated by the M25 as some have said in previous reviews!! Remembering the blinds at the front of the building is a must otherwise the neighbours may give guests a strange look in the mornings....... In relation to breakfast thank you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the second time we have stopped off at this pub when travelling back from Somerset to Surrey. The first time we stopped was because the pub looked inviting from the road, and there was a large car park at the rear where we could easily park. The staff gave us a warm welcome when we walked in. It... More 

Thank TheGupsters
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi TheGupsters, Thank you for stopping off to join us twice on your journey's and we certainly hope there is a third and fourth time on a future trip!! Our kitchen is headed by Wesley Bament and we are just releasing our winter menu which is seen a creative genius at work, putting his stance on traditional pub classics.... we... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We needed to stop somewhere for lunch near Shaftesbury and found the Grove Arms via google. We booked over the phone the day before we went. This was very smooth. The pub is really easy to find and is on a fairly quiet stretch of the A30 in Ludwell. The pub has an excellent car park with easy access from... More 

1 Thank Rob T
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Rob T, Thank you for your booking and joining us from google - it is great to see that spur of the moment ideas remain truly the best! We believe we are a hidden gem often missed by those visiting Shaftesbury however nestled away we have a little secret hidden which is our fabulous kitchen and front of house... More 

Marmande, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Good food, could be improved, for example, the home made pie was just a bowl of steak, mushroom and ale with a pastry lid. A 'stand alone' individual pie or slice of pie, with a top and bottom would be a real improvement. Also, the Eton Mess was made with hard catering type meringue nests when it could be improved... More 

Thank Suki1000
Experiences22, Owner at The Grove Arms, responded to this review

Hi Suki1000, Thank you for your feedback in relation to dining with us off of our summer menu which has the lighter pie option on there using the puff pastry lid - obviously in winter we have our full pastry pies available which are a firm favourite on the menu but we felt perhaps too heavy for the summer months... More 

St Albans
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A friendly and warm welcome awaited and the venue lived up to most website expectations. Rooms clean and well maintained - only feedback was a slight doggy smell on first entry but aware this was a fully dog friendly environment. This did not spoil our stay in anyway ! Food good and well cooked with a reasonable menu range. Overall... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Arrived here after a long rain/soaked days walking on the Ridgeway. My wife booked ahead on the day before. Staff very pleasent and chatty. Shown to basic single room with very welcome shower/tv/tea/coffee. Had evening meal Ludwell Steak n Ale pie with veg. very very nice. Single room out the back so quite quiet with good nights sleep. I have... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grove Arms is a delightful part thatched country inn and is located in the beautiful village of Ludwell, between Shaftesbury and the historic city of Salisbury. The original part of the building dates back to the 16th century and is grade II listed. Many of the original features are retained in the cosy snug bar including mullion windows, carved cornices and flagstone floors. the premises have been licensed since the 17th century. There is an enclosed patio garden and courtyard area which is perfect to enjoy the summer sun as well as ample space inside too. There are also six en-suite letting rooms available all of which are 4* AA approved. There is free WIFI throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grove Arms

Address: Ludwell SP7 9ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Ludwell
Price Range: $105 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grove Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“I was on the top floor which were very nice, not sure what the others are like”
 of 5 bubbles 1_Tilly, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Back room - on a main road.”
 of 5 bubbles nickd464, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from Salisbury road as very noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Rooster933, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not many to choose from - all have showers only.”
 of 5 bubbles curzonsparks, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the first floor and very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ColinandKathT, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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