Where to Eat in Sherborne: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 15, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles (10 kilometres) east of Yeovil. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. In the 2011 census the population of Sherborne parish and the two electoral wards was 9,523. 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older.
Things to do in Sherborne

1. The Green

3 The Green, Sherborne DT9 3HY, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$385 +44 1935 813821
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 466 reviews

The Green

Reviewed By Michael F - Sherborne, United Kingdom

We visited this restaurant with friends for a weekday lunch. We chose from the main menu, not the menu of the day. We chose Duck, which was delicious, cooked to perfection, and nice accompaniments, with a flavour of Quince jam, most unusual, but excellent. Puddings from the main menu-we all chose different but were all most enjoyable and creative.
There is a very nice ambience here, and the decoration of original paintings on the walls makes for a nice lunch or dining room experience. We will certainly be returning.

2. Grange at Oborne

BEST WESTERN The Grange at Oborne | Oborne, Sherborne, Oborne, Sherborne DT9 4LA, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$204 - HK$337 +44 1935 813463
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Grange at Oborne

Reviewed By LMO14 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

The dinner menu changed slightly on each of our four evenings. In our experience this is SO rare in English hotels where a set menu is the norm. The additional "Market Menu" also added more choices.The food was well cooked and presented. Chef was even willing to amend the main course (e.g.. steak and salade (dressed lettuce) and Guinea fowl breast and salade) instead of the cooked veg. and jus. The home made ice-cream was delicious and the cheese board was served from a trolley by a knowledgeable waitress who knew all the local cheeses. Great!

3. The Chetnole Inn

Chetnole, Sherborne DT9 6NU, England Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$63 - HK$228 +44 1935 872337
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

The Chetnole Inn

The chetnole is a country inn boasting a good range of real ales. we have a lunchtime snack menu for a quick light lunch as well as our full menu if you wish to treat yourselves. Our menu is complimented by a wide selection of wines. We have a lovely beer garden for those nice sunny days and log burners for the cold winter nights. Your four legged friends are welcome in our snug bar where they will find buscuits and a water bowl. Children are more than welcome and can eat off there own menu or smaller portions of some of the main dishes can be arranged.

Reviewed By trevor K - Bromley, United Kingdom

Four of us came for dinner at this country pub. The welcome was very friendly, a small but varied menu and an excellent choice of wines which were reasonably priced.
The food was excellent and could not be faulted with excellent friendly and efficient service.
A great night and would highly recommend for a mid priced evening out.

4. The Three Wishes

78 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BJ, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$141 +44 1935 817777
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

The Three Wishes

The Three Wishes sits in the heart of historic Sherborne offering a relaxed environment in which to enjoy quality, local produce including fresh fish from The Torbay Fish Company, meats and cheeses from Dorset and award-winning beers from Weymouth.

Reviewed By lesleypuplett - Sherborne, United Kingdom

My friend treated me here for lunch for my birthday. Great staff and plenty of choice for all sized appetites. Great sized portions and all very nice. Looking forward to going again.We are very happy that you enjoyed a good birthday meal and hope to see you again soon.Lyn

5. Kafe Fontana

82 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BJ, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1935 812180
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Kafe Fontana

Reviewed By KK48 - Gillingham, United Kingdom

Our second visit. We can unreservedly recommend this tea room / cafe. Fresh tasting food and good service. Although we did not try them, the cakes looked delicious and unlike many other establishments they were all covered up. This is always a good sign to keep airborne contamination at bay and of course keep the cakes from drying out. This should be the standard for all counter food. Excellent!

6. Tamburino Gold

1 Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$110 - HK$439 +44 1935 389053
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 575 reviews

Tamburino Gold

Tamburino Gold was established in March 2011 by Domenico and Miguel, teaming up in partnership to provide the ultimate Italian dining out experience.Domenico and Miguel had previously worked together in a popular Italian restaraunt for 8 years. With Domenico's great business skills and Miguel's devine cooking capabilities - joining forces makes the perfect combination.We are situated in an ideal location in the beautiful town of Sherborne, positioned with a great view of the famous Sherborne Abbey.Tamburino Gold is already proving to be a great success, providing superb food and a great level of service

Reviewed By AndyAquila - Sherborne, United Kingdom

Typical British Italian restaurant with loads of choice including some delicious specials. Very helpful and friendly staff and the service was great. We were a larger group and so naturally expected to wait for our food (not pre-selected) but there was no appreciable wait at all. Really efficient in all regards.
One minor comment is that it can get very noisy particularly since they play Happy Birthday very loudly when appropriate. Can be a little annoying at times on past experience!

7. Digby Tap

Cook Street, Sherborne, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub Lunch, Brunch +44 1935 813148
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Digby Tap

Traditional British Pub

Reviewed By amartinbrown - Torquay devon

Visited this pub with a group of friends for lunch and a pint. Was not disappointed. Great verity of beers and ales and food to die for.........a varied menu to suit most tastes and prices to suit all pockets. The portions were also filling

8. The Sanctuary Coffee Shop

Trendle Street | Chapter House Books, Sherborne DT9 3NT, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch HK$24 - HK$47 +44 1935 816262
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

The Sanctuary Coffee Shop

Located close to Sherborne Abbey, The Sanctuary Coffee Shop can be found by making your way through the wonderful Chapter House Books, or there is disabled access via the secluded courtyard. Food is served all day and consists of cakes, slices and scones as well as light lunches. On offer we have soup, Panini, jacket potatoes and cheese ploughman's. Depending on the time of year, we also offer specials such as quiche and lasagne. Apart from Coffee and Tea, there is also a selection of soft drinks, smoothies and milkshakes available. The courtyard is a veritable suntrap and very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Reviewed By nadders1

To find a "proper " seacond hand book shop is a joy and then to find it also has a tearoom made a great start to a holiday in Dorset. Sitting drinking tea and eating Dorset apple cake surrounded by piles of books is our "cup of tea" but might not be to everyone's taste (they don't know what they're missing). We do tend to spend time with our heads tilted to one side but the cake is so good, the staff friendly and the prices reasonable that we returned for more cake and books.

9. The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

Opposite St. Andrew's Church | Trent, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$604 +44 1935 850776
Excellent
72%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 321 reviews

The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".

Reviewed By David B - Lucca, Italy

We lunched here two weeks ago. We were a party of four, Two chose the roast Turkey. They complained that the meat was tepid the Brussel Sprouts were undercooked and cold. I chose mussels cooked in cider. The mussels were over cooked and dry. Overall very disappointing as the pub is quite special. My advice get a better chef

10. Oliver's Coffee House

19 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU, England Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$71 +44 1935 815005
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Oliver's Coffee House

Reviewed By TracyH791 - Milford on Sea, United Kingdom

First visit to Sherborne and this cafe was mentioned on various reviews. Popped in, midweek and had two filter coffees plus two cakes (cherry and marzipan and warmed treacle tart). There are two long tables where you can sit next to, or opposite people you’ve never met before or, small alcoves with two seats where you are fancy a wall, albeit with a picture on! Not the best Seating options we thought and our wooden table top, plus the one next door to us was just so sticky. Used the ladies toilet and that could do with refurbishment too as only tablet soap and such a tiny piece left on the side of the sink.
Cakes were ok. Nothing to write home about though - sorry - so we wouldn’t bother visiting again.

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