Reviews - Shave Cross House Hotel


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

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Very Good

All reviews (6)

83% would recommend it to a friend


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  • clive s

  • September 2015

Weekend Away at the coast !!

Took a flyer and booked somewhere close to coast.

Then realised we were dog sitting for the weekend !. Change to accommodate bringing dog no problem - room proved ideal with patio doors out to shared area and access to walks. Authentic pub with great beer and really good food.

  • 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.

  • Leonie Le Tissier

  • July 2014

A good overnighter for onward travel

Great location just outside Weymouth for a late ferry arrival.

Family run with warm and friendly atmosphere. Lots of locals in attendance which is always a good sign, but slow service due to low on staff

  • Graham M

  • June 2014

Very quiet and attractive pub with rooms

We arrived at 5pm on a Saturday (as did another couple) and although we knocked on 3 doors nobody was around.

The pub opened at 6pm. The website said only one room was left - but actually there were only 2 rooms occupied - on a Saturday night in June. The pub was very quiet and we were the only people in the restaurant on a Saturday night. On the Sunday night I think it was equally quiet. The second night someone was playing music and walking on our ceiling and we couldn't sleep. I think the sound insulation could be much better. The floors were made of stone and I expect the floor above us was made of stone too so that's why it was noisy. The pub garden was lovely - but empty.

  • Ruth Wood

  • October 2013

Lovely Getaway

We had a lovely weekend stay at the Shaves Cross Hotel.

All the staff were very friendly and welcoming, the restaurant with a caribbean twist was excellent and we would definitely go back. Many thanks