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

We have a new kitchen team led by Robert Hirst. All food is locally sourced, freshly cooked to order and available to eat in the Byzant restaurant , the Country bar/resaurant or outside on the collonade or the tabled area in the grounds.

Weekly specials are a favourite along with chef's homemade piccalilli, bread and various ice creams.


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: 529 reviews
Excellent 27%
Very Good 34%
Average 22%
Poor 9%
Terrible 6%

nickoPJN5, wrote review 29/11/2019

Very nice staff and good value for money

We stayed at the Royal Chase on Wednesday evening and were very satisfied with the experience. The lady on reception was cheerful, helpful and efficient. We stayed in room 11 which was very clean and ... more


clivebee, wrote review 03/11/2019

A Hotel Saved by its (mostly) Great Staff

I visited for a family reunion over lunch. The hotel staff were warm, friendly and very helpful, and the service at lunch was excellent, although my wife and another had dirty knives tipped down thei... more


Geoff T, wrote review 25/10/2019

Old world charm

We stayed only one night but it was very warm and inviting. Excellent staff couldn't have been more helpful. Older building, but tastefully upgraded and very comfortable. Stairs carpet could do with r... more


Road379056, wrote review 24/10/2019

A bit dated...

Although the staff were very pleasant the hotel itself was very dated... old furniture, not particularly clean and it feels a little forgotten. Average but could benefit from updating and a seep cle... more


georgevader, wrote review 23/10/2019

Good Value, good quality budget Hotel

Booked in for one night for a last minute getaway, only two rooms left when I booked, managed to get a 'family' room for the two of us, double bed and single, real good sized room, large bathroom with... more