The Eastbury Hotel

Sherborne, Dorset

A Georgian townhouse in the heart of historic Sherborne with a friendly team of staff, delicious food and a walled garden


21 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Delightful staff make you welcome with their smiley efficiency and local lad Matt 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. 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

There’s 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, and plans are afoot for five garden rooms and a mini spa.

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We think you'll love

  • The delicious food and eating in the restaurant or courtyard
  • The lovely walled garden
  • The newly updated bedrooms
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You should know

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


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

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 4 bedrooms: Tamarix, Verbena, Willow and Rowan.

Dogs welcome throughout hotel and upper deck of restaurant. Walled garden. Purlieu Meadow 5-minute walk away (river to splash in); nearby Sherborne Castle grounds for longer walks.

£10 for three small plates and three course for £39


Nightly price
from £195
Single £110.
4 Suites for 2
From £315
17 Doubles
From £195


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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 Alex Pentolfe

  • 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.
  • Cindy, 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.


Alex Pentolfe

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.