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The Rose and Crown Inn, Trent

Much loved by generations of locals and visitors

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

When 14th-century workmen were building the slender church spire, one of only three of such vintage in Dorset, this is where they lived. Now ivy-clad, it owes more to its days as a farmhouse in the 18th century than to its medieval origins, but the beams and flagstone floors of this Dorset gem don’t date. Located on the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent, the inn has a lounge with a large, log-surrounded open fire and comfortable leather sofa; the main bar looks out over fields, and from the restaurant you can survey the valley of the Trent Brook. At the bar, Wadworth’s ales usually include 6X, Henry’s Original IPA, Horizon and The Bishop’s Tipple, with a guest alongside. If your visit coincides with lunchtime hunger pangs, a good range of lighter bites and pub classics has something for every appetite. The regularly changing main menus showcase country cooking at its best, using the best local and seasonal produce available, resulting in the award of 2 AA Rosettes.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Just off A30 between Sherborne and Yeovil.

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