The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

Sherborne, Dorset
Hotel
+44 (0)1935 813131


A Georgian townhouse in the heart of historic Sherborne with a friendly team of staff, delicious food, walled garden & a spoiling mini spa

Bedroom

26 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Delightful staff make you feel welcome with their smiley efficiency and local lad Matthew Street, MasterChef contestant and finalist in the prestigious Roux Scholarship, heads up the kitchen. The food is great and as much thought goes into the children’s menu as it does to the seven-course taster menu and the vegan menu. You eat in the restaurant overlooking the walled garden.

Elegant Sherborne is there to delve into and you can walk everywhere. The Abbey is stunning and the castle gardens (landscaped by Capability Brown) are inspiring. While away an afternoon browsing independent shops; stop in a café for tea and cake.

Return to a comfortable lounge, sunny morning room with magazines and games and a library for loafing which you can also hire for special dinners. The walled garden is set in an acre of mature trees and plants; treat yourself to a stay in one of the garden rooms (there are five) and a pampering session in the mini spa.

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The delicious food and eating in the restaurant or courtyard
  • The lovely walled garden
  • The mini spa
The Eastbury Hotel & Spa - Gallery

You should know

  • The gravel path in the garden will be tricky for some

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
EV charging point on site.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dog biscuits are free. Chicken and rice £5 per dog bowl. Dog grooming can be booked.

Dogs £20 per dog per night. Max. 2 per room. Dogs welcome in 9 bedrooms: Rowan, Tamarix, Verbena, Willow, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

Dogs welcome throughout hotel & in the AA Rosette Seasons restaurant. Walled garden. Purlieu Meadow 5-minute walk away (river to splash in); nearby Sherborne Castle grounds for longer walks.

Meals
The Seasons Restaurant offers a 7-course tasting menu, fine dining, du jour and children's menus.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £140
Surcharges
Singles £150.
1 Single
From £140
8 Suites for 2
From £295
17 Doubles
From £205

Accommodation

Reviews

Lovely central hotel. My room was very comfortable and characterful. The bar was atmospheric and well spaced-out. Lovely food in the restaurant to the accompaniment of a piano. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Chris, London

We needed to break our journey from Devon to Hertfordshire and booked into The Eastbury. We were greeted by Charlotte the Manager and the great service followed on from there. Comfortable room, great food, just what was needed. The staff were all friendly and efficient. We will return.

Pat, Hertfordshire

We extended our stay and were very glad we did, so that we could enjoy more of this delightful haven of peace and quality, set in a walled garden. We stayed in the spacious Eastbury Suite and enjoyed all our meals in the Seasons Restaurant, where food and service were equally matched of high quality. The front of house, housekeeping and restaurant staff were friendly and professional. . We will definitely go back for more

Tony, Neath

We had the most lovely overnight stay at the Eastbury Spa & Hotel. We stayed in one of the potting sheds which was extremely modern, comfortable and clean, and just about big enough for the two of us. We especially liked sitting in our own little courtyard while the sun was out. The gardens were beautiful and my daughter really enjoyed the activities laid out such as badminton and table tennis. The food in the restaurant was superb. We would definitely stay there again.

Jane, Telford

Little gem of a hotel in the heart of Sherborne. It is great to find a good quality hotel that is also dog friendly and the Eastbury is exactly that. The staff were helpful, friendly and attentive. We stayed in a lovely room which led out directly into the beautiful gardens. We ate here for two nights and both meals were excellent.

Jackie, Basingstoke

We had a most pleasant stay at this property as a birthday treat. We stayed in the Thyme potting shed which was a spacious bedroom and bathroom with a very comfortable bed and good shower. We also had a small private courtyard. Due to Covid regulations, we had exclusive use of the mini spa. Too much crammed into one small space but nice to spend an hour being pampered. The restaurant food did not disappoint.

Helen, Castle Cary

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Location

The neighbourhood

You’re in the heart of Sherborne, famed for its school, listed buildings (there are over 400), Abbey (stunning fan-vaulted ceiling) and castle built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh. The Jerram Gallery exhibits paintings and sculpture by upcoming artists and there is a bi-weekly market on Cheap Street (Thursdays and Saturdays). This is where you’ll find a good bookshop (Winstone’s), independent shops, a steam powered bakery - Oxford’s - and cafes and restaurants. Visit in May for the renowned Sherborne Abbey Festival - a musical treat.

Local points of interest from The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

  • Sherborne is a quaint, quintessentially English town with a significant historical and cultural heritage. It contains two castles, an abbey and beautiful sandstone buildings.
  • Full of many independent shops, Sherborne is a shopper’s delight. You will always find something unique and surprising.
  • Sherborne is in the heart of the beautiful Dorset landscape with rolling hills and many interesting walks and cycle routes
  • The Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site is within a 30 minute drive. With golden vertical cliffs and a chance to find your own fossils, it offers a wonderful day out by the sea. Favourite spots include, Lyme Regis, West Bay and Weymouth.
  • For garden lovers, the area is lucky to have many beautiful gardens including the world renowned Stourhead, Minterne, Abbotsbury sub tropical and of course Sherborne's own Castle gardens, planted by Capability Brown.
  • Paul, Sherborne's wealth of knowledge offers guests 2 hour guided Blue Badge walks around the town where you will uncover the hidden delights of Sherborne.

Introducing

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

Owner, Peter de Savary, grew up in the West Country and has delighted all the local folk by returning to his roots and taking over and refurbishing The Merry Harriers and The Eastbury Hotel. The Cary Arms and others are also included in his portfolio.