The Eastbury

Contemporary dining amid Georgian glamour

For those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and retreat to a tranquil haven, the Georgian splendor of The Eastbury offers traditional grandeur and decadent dining at its best.

Situated in the charming town of Sherborne, the hotel and restaurant is just a short wander from the striking medieval abbey and ruins of its former castle. Immerse yourself in Dorset’s rich history, call in at the boutique shops which line the cobbled streets and then retreat to comfort of The Eastbury for afternoon tea by the fire.

Plush bedrooms flushed with statement furnishings make a fabulous base from which to explore this beautiful pocket of the country. Personal touches inlcuding fluffy bathrobes and homemade cookies add to The Eastbury’s (albeit luxury) home-from-home feel. Plump for a Garden Deluxe Room for unrivalled views over the gorgeous walled garden.

Lavish lodgings are complemented by the two AA rosette restaurant, Seasons at The Eastbury. Executive chef – and MasterChef The Professionals finalist – Matthew Street crafts seasonally-led dishes using the best of the Dorset larder and ingredients plucked from the hotel’s gardens. For an evening of epicurean excitement, push the boat out with the seven course tasting menu and matched wines.

In warmer months, the best seats in the house are to be found on the terrace within the walled-garden. Sip an aperitif in the sunshine, bask in the scent of fresh herbs and flowers, and listen to birds sing as they hop among the canopy.

Insider’s tip

Wellness warriors will be excited to learn that a sumptuous new spa will launch soon, while weekenders will want to book one of the five unique Victorian potting shed suites which will be unveiled in summer 2019. Watch this space.

Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BY

01935 813131

Chef: Matthew Street

Owner: Lana & Peter de Savary

Bedrooms: 21

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Private dining available
  • Gluten free options
  • Online booking

Sample menu

Starter

Chicken and leek terrine, crispy egg, basil mayonnaise, shimeji mushroom, £9

Main

Venison loin, salt baked swede mash, spiced red cabbage, sage and almond pesto, juniper sauce, £23

Pud

Olive oil cake, Dorset honey, buttermilk and rosemary ice cream, £9

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