Shave Cross House Hotel


Shave Cross Inn, Marshwood Vale, Bridport, DT6 6HW

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About the hotel

The Shave Cross House is a Dorset flint stone building with beautiful stone floors and oak beams constructed in the same tradition as the 700 year old Inn which was once a busy stop off point for pilgrims and monastic visitors (who had their tonsures trimmed as a mark of respect while staying). This luxury boutique accommodation, is set in the grounds of the Famous and popular Shave Cross Inn, with its unique Shavers Restaurant which has been serving authentic British, Modern Caribbean and International cuisine for the past 10 years and has been awarded many accolades. The pub has also won 2 CAMRA Pub of the Year awards during this period for its real ales and ciders.

And features in Alastair Sawday’s Special places Pubs and inns of England and Wales as being in the top 10 best summer gardens, and in winter its amazing log fire and ashe’n faggot burning on the old 12th night with the Wessex Morris dancers The accommodation, comprises of 7 luxury en-suite rooms of which 3 are four poster double bedrooms, 2 doubles with sleigh beds and 2 honeymoon suite, Each room has been individually designed by the owners and furnished with luxurious fittings. All rooms are en-suite, have flat screened T. V’s hairdryers and tea making facilities. The rooms are available for daily, weekly or weekend breaks; so why not spend a romantic weekend, and enjoy the delights of the unique Shavers Restaurant. This is the one place that is very individual sitting at the end of several tortuously narrow lanes where you can get away from it all, for people wishing to unwind, relax, chill out and recover from the stresses of modern life. Situated In the centre of the beautiful Marshwood Vale West Dorset just 3 miles as the crow flies, from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and in a true part of Hardys Dorset and defiantly ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ 2013 Visit Britain 5* Award And 2013 AA 5* And Highly Commended Restaurant Award And Breakfast Award. 2008 Taste Of The West Gold Awards 2008 Dining Pub Of The Year. Well Behaved Dogs Accepted But Not In The Restaurant. The restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Showing Wednesday 3 June 2015 to Thursday 4 June 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Disabled Facilities, Smoking allowed in public areas
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, In-room Broadband, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Bar
In room entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, [Channels] News, [Channels] Childrens
In room facilities
Safety Deposit Box, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Iron And Board In Each Room
Family friendly
Interconnecting rooms available, Children's Facilities - Outdoor, Pets Allowed
Ground floor bedrooms
Disabled Access Public Areas, Disabled Access Bedrooms, Disabled toilets on ground floor, Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Access To Restaurant, Wheelchair Access To Bar

Useful Info Show/hide

From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
27/03/2013 to 31/03/2021 - The restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays. Sorry for the inconvenience. A £50 deposit is required when you book one room to secure your booking. The rates for Shave Cross House Hotel in Bridport are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (12)

83% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Peter B

  • October 2014

Wonderful three days at shave cross

A fabulous inn well off the beaten track, and one which has retained its original features and added very comfortable accommodation.

The open log fire was a joy to behold. The owners were away but the staff were incredibly warm, welcoming and capable, and nothing was ever too much trouble. The combination of traditional and Caribbean-style food worked very well, and the service was never anything less than perfect. It was a real pleasure to stay there and I'd have no hesitation at all in recommending a visit to this Dorset jewel.

  • Wendy Turner

  • September 2014

The room here was spectacular and certainly to our taste.

We gave 5 for cleanliness as there were spiders in 3 out of the 4 corners of the bathroom- a minor thing. Upon arrival there was no indication of where to go to check in and when we did get to the right place we were not made to feel welcome, instead we were accused of having said we were going to be arriving early, which we didn't. Apart from that we were not spoken to. We did wonder if this was because we're a same sex couple.

We did not eat in the pub for dinner as much of the food is spicy which is not to our taste. There were only 3 vegetarian options for my partner and they were very stereotypical. Not all non meat eaters want goats cheese as the option everywhere they go, especially as there are very good meat alternatives such as the quorn chicken pieces and the quorn mince which can be used to make a vegetarian version of much of the food offered to meat eaters. Breakfast had a good range on offer and we liked that food was locally sourced. The bread, croissants, sausages and juice were all lovely. The fruit looked good but didn't taste right and we ordered a tea and decaf coffee but got given a regular coffee and a decaffeinated. Again minor things but when it's a hotel with 5starts hanging on the wall I'm expecting perfection.

We would stay again as the location and building are beautiful and now we know how things work we'd be very comfortable here.

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