Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel

BEST WESTERN The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB, England
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Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel

18th Century charm, 21st Century convenience.

Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel enjoys a prime location, nestled in its own extensive grounds on the outskirts of Shaftesbury at the heart of Thomas Hardy Country. Comfortable rooms, award-winning cuisine and an indoor swimming pool are just some show more

Bars, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & Bars

With the launch of the new menu this year Robert has sourced and introduced lots of local produce and still values the "we serve all our guests" and not the buffet style of service now common. His talented team of chefs serve up their exciting creative interpretation of classic and modern dishes and compliment it with lighter snacks that run throughout the day.

Chef Luke Moore
  • Byzant
  • Country Bar


The traditionally decorated restaurant is named after a local festival dating back through the years.
Savour the culinary tradition that takes hearty inspiration from the diverse and local ingredients and produce of an English growing year. The alcove area can seat small dinner parties up to 16, with more tables looking out over the grounds of the hotel

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary

Country Bar

Our bar is a cosy place for a nightcap, and a delightful place to while away an hour or two during the day. With a real log fire in winter and with exterior seating on The Colonnade where, you'll enjoy quality time here all year round!

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


" Congratulations" - We will make sure your day is a memorable one in every way, we have a dedicated team that will assit the Bride and Groom in a friendly and caring way. The Best Western The Royal Chase has it all, the venue,the grounds, the team and accommodation. The co ordinator will be on hand along with management team to make this joyfull occasion a day to remember.

  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 01747 853355


Registry office:
North Dorset District Council
Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7LN
0300 003 4570


Whether you’re dedicating your full getaway to the green or just want to sneak in a few holes in between sightseeing, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget to pack your lucky club…

Rushmore Golf Club

4.00 miles away in

Course type



Off Site





0 Yards


No handicap required


9 holes Yes

Spa & Leisure facilities

Hands up who needs a pamper? We’ll provide the top-notch facilities and relaxing atmosphere, and you just turn up and enjoy. Deal?

  • Spa Facilities

Spa Facilities

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: -

Meetings & Events

Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel is an ideal venue for all of your conference needs.
We have multi conference rooms to suit all sizes and the grounds for those team building exercises. The loca...

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel is an ideal venue for all of your conference needs.
We have multi conference rooms to suit all sizes and the grounds for those team building exercises. The location is close to the major road links of the A30 and A350. We have a "I care" attitude and ensure all conference organisers and delegates are cared for in every way.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape
Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Wessex 180 90 65 70 150
Beaulieu 42 24 15 26 32
Longleat 25 16 12 18 24
Belmont 72 45 30 32 48
Dorset 50 30 20 26 32

Reviews of Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel

Traveller Overview:
3.5 Rating: 534 reviews
Excellent 27%
Very Good 34%
Average 22%
Poor 9%
Terrible 6%

Lindz1977, wrote review 29/01/2020


The hotel smells really awful on arrival. I was ignored by the front desk who were delivering lovely service to someone on the phone but left me waiting for 15 mins. Then my room was freezing! Took ag... more


KennedysHampshire, wrote review 06/01/2020

Such a welcoming hotel

Stayed overnight with family in 2 rooms. Hotel staff were very welcoming and accommodating and provided a cot for our granddaughter. We ate in the bar restaurant and food was superb with massive por... more


neily2015, wrote review 04/01/2020

Very good

Stayed for two nights in a superior room. The room was lovely and clean with plenty of tea and coffee. Super king size bed was very comfortable. The Staff were all very polite and friendly especially ... more


JadeD818, wrote review 20/12/2019

They have a pretty good breakfast

We only stayed here for one night but had 7 rooms in total. Our rooms were completely different, and it's clear that the ones above the function area are a lot smaller and a lot colder, whereas the ro... more


Notts-girl2010, wrote review 20/12/2019

A relaxing stay

The room was large bright and airy. Only downside would be if more than one person was in the room the bathroom door was a sliding one and slightly noisy. Breakfast and dinner was nice and I had no is... more