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The Mitre

23 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, England
+44 1747 853002
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
23 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is well above your typical pub, though not too expensive. But if you are looking for traditional pub grub it might not be for you as what they offer is rather more sophisticated. Good atmosphere, very friendly staff, and good free WiFi make...More

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark J
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at The Mitre. We are so glad that you enjoy food, atmosphere and staff. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit. Kind Regards Tim Newman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Christmas lunch at the Mitre - great value, good food and a welcoming atmosphere. They keep their beer well too

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D4ytripper
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Jana (manager)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only 1 young lady serving, she was very pleasant and efficient, but unable to cope with a busy lunch time trade. 2 customers got fed up and left, while she left the bar unattended to go and make coffees. If a pub insists on serving...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Egcsc
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I am Jana, manager here at the Mitre. Thank you for you constructive review. I do apologise that you had to wait to be served on your visit. The situation as you describe it obviously does not speak highly of customer service, however...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely Xmas day lunch at the Mitre. Food was tasty and plentiful, great atmosphere and friendly, chatty staff. Roger enjoyed a bit of banter!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AmyBWiltshire
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Amy, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas lunch here with us and that you were able to have a laugh with our staff. We look forward to seeing you the next...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food’s always great in The Mitre, but I had Roast Turkey tonight and it was seriously divine! It was so tasty!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gillygoon44
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thankyou so much for taking the time out to leave us a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoy the food here at the mitre and we are especially glad you enjoyed the turkey! We look forward to seeing you the next time...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

I had arranged a Christmas meal for a number of residents at a local retirement home. From booking to payment and then arrival to food and service, everything was spot on. My residents had a great time, the food was very reasonably priced, great quality...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Homefarris10041
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you all enjoyed your Christmas meal with us, it was a pleasure to have you here! We look forward to seeing you the next time you come to visit. Kind...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

Thank you so much for hosting our lunch for 20 last Thursday. The room is perfect with the log fire and the seats in the window looking over the Blackmore Vale. Your staff looked after us very well with several drinks orders taken as guests...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sundancerBB
Mitre I, General Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hello David, Thank you so much for your feedback! Your party was delightful to take care of and we were very happy to have you! I hope we will see you again in the future. Thanks, Jana (manager)

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Lovely welcoming staff, comfortable pub. Really interesting menu which made a nice change from the usual pub fare. Excellent service. We both really enjoyed our lunch. Wonderful avocado on toast with poached egg and lime and chilli dressing for me and smoked salmon and scrambled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lindsey315963
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi Lindsey, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us! We certainly are looking forward to see you again soon! Thanks, Jana (manager)

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Very friendly staff food was hot and presented with style was kept informed of service and deliver without much waiting time would recommend anyone in the area to pay them a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Foxtail13
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hi there, thank you very much. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your fish and chips and the visit overall. Hope to see you again soon. Jana (manager)

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

The food staff and the whole time here was amazing very much worth a visit.. average price .. thank you .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank juberry112
Mitre I, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hi there, I'm Jana, the manager here at the Mitre. Thank you so much for you lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Jana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 853002
  • E-mail
Description
The Mitre Shaftesbury is a beautiful traditional pub located on the High Street in the heart of the town, near to Gold Hill. Serving exceptional, seasonal food with dishes that include vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. A range of ales are available featuring guest ales that rotate often, as well as cocktails during the summer. We are very lucky to have unrivaled views of Melbury Hill and across the Blackmore Vale from our stunning 3 tiered, decked beer garden. We are also dog friendly.
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