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The Fontmell

) #9 of 33 Restaurants in Shaftesbury ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
+44 1747 811441
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
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1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for supper... Childs roast for the boy, moules for Daddy and cod and chips for me, with a side of chips....With drinks, some bar snacks and being introduced to a tortoise it was £56 we thought it was great value! Would have...More

Thank Somersetreviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in a converted barn nearby in Melbury Abbas and called here for a quick lunch, dogs are allowed in the bar and our yorkie was made to feel welcome. I had the Cajun chicken burger and the other half had a normal...More

Thank DerFrohlicheWanderer
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending us on Trip Advisor, much appreciated. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service... great Sunday roast.. very dog-friendly. Wine selection excellent.... no fault found....

Thank Jez H
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you Jez for your kind review, much appreciated. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has a very nice atmosphere and the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient . The beer was good . The wine was also good if expensive . The food was OK . Not delicious but not too bad but I really do object...More

2  Thank HolderStu
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Stu, thank you for your review and your feedback will be taken into consideration as we are aware that not everyone likes eating off boards!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most weekends if I can make it . I love a roast and Tom and his team fulfil my hunger with a truly lovely lunch. Super beef and duck fat roasted potatoes and nice veg too. Plenty of gravy and they supersize my portion for...More

Thank Wai Man C
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you, and what a great Sunday Roast review! Many thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A simply amazing Charles Heidsieck Dinner , the finest food I've had the pleasure to eat at The Fontmell. From the trio of oysters each served differently , the nage of seafood, pigeon with delicious mini pie and onto a stunning gentle selection of cheeses...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I Had the seafood platter as a starter, very minuscule portions and very bland, my husband had a Thai curry, chicken was very dry. Definitely will not return to this overpriced eatery.More

2  Thank Lisa T
John C, Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide some feedback for your dinner at the Fontmell. All feedback positive or negative is valuable and we appreciate your comments and apologise that you were not happy with your dinner. Please do contact us directly if you would...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a recent trip to the area. Lovely ambience created by the building itself, the furnishings and the menu etc. Only stopped for a snack lunch but my soup was delicious as was my husbands sandwich & fries. Both were 'posh' but...More

Thank lynnem159
John C, Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Lynne Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated and glad that your dog also enjoyed himself and hope it tried the dog biscuits on the bar?!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stayed for only one night but will definitely be returning. My relatives and I had booked 4 of the 6 rooms and we were all happy with the accommodation but what really made our stay so good was the excellent evening meal, the very helpful...More

Thank Michelle A
John C, Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Michelle, thank you for your feedback and lovely to hear that you had such a good meal by our head chef, Tom Shaw. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We'll be leaving this morning and will be sad to say goodbye to The Fontmell. Having ventured down from London (only a 2 hour drive from Ealing) we were stunned by the sheer beauty of the surrounding area, in which the pub/diner/B&B is situated. The...More

Thank StuartBW6872
John C, Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, thank you from all the staff for your review and great to hear that you had an idyllic stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 811441
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