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BEST WESTERN 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 of the reasons youll fall for this quaint hotel, while Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis TV commercial, is well worth leaving the comfort of the hotel for. The original hotel building dates back do 1753. As an ex-monastery it has a history of peace and quiet, and we're happy to say the mood of tranquility remains!

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Location

Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8DB
England
AA

Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and 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 Robert Hirst

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Byzant

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
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Breakfast Room

Breakfast is served to all guests, with a self serve for cereals/fruit and a range of chilled juicies. Traditional full english

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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

11.00-23.00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Rushmore Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par:
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required

Location

4.00 miles away in

Prices

9 holes Yes

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Indoor Swimming pool

Weddings

" 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.

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Wedding service and reception venue

We hold a Wedding Licence so you can enjoy the whole day with us from start to finish, or arrive in style at this beatiful tree lined venue ,surrounded by landscaped lawns. After the ceremony, enjoy your first drink together as a happy couple surrounded by friends and family on the front lawn.

Catering

We cater for all of your needs, from 3 course meals, Grand buffets, Hog Roasts and BBQ's.
We can also cater for up to 120 sit down guests or the smaller intimate numbers. Evening reception see the number rise up to 150, with dedicated DJ's that we can arrange and you are in touch with, or your own entertainment can be accommodated.

Honeymoon Suite

Named after the famous Dorset writer, The Thomas Hardy Suite offers true rural refinement. Even the great man himself would be lost for words, with a traditionally styled four poster bed, luxury bathroom fittings, spa bath and a lounge area providing once-in-a-lifetime luxury. We'll offer this wonderful suite to you as a welcome wedding present too!

Registrar

Registry office:
North Dorset District Council
Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7LN
01305 2255153




For any enquiries please call Miss Claire Hill on 01747 853355

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type SP7 8DB

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M4, J8, 30.00 miles
Nearest train station: Gillingham, 4.00 miles
Nearest airport: Bournemouth, 19.00 miles
Free parking on site (101 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8DB
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Portland National Sail Training Academy (43 miles)

  • Bath Rugby Team (34 miles)

  • Yeovil Town Football Club (21 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Stonehenge (25 miles)

  • Stourhead House & Gardens (4 miles)

  • Longleat Safari and adventure park (20 miles)

  • Monkey World (29 miles)

  • Wardour Castle (8 miles)

Shopping

  • Shaftesbury High Street (1 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 256 traveller reviews
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Rating: 1 19
Rating

A few days away for my 95 year old Mother in Law

26/08/2015 Ann C, Nottingham

The disabled room was very spacious and bright which was perfect for my partially sighted 95 year old mother in law The staff were very helpful and caring making the whole break very enjoyable It was ... more

Rating

Not a place to meet for a casual lunch

19/08/2015 bakermagnet, Wimborne, United Kingdom

Dark,depressing not welcoming,very disappointed. Potential on the right location should be a winner. Entrance not inviting ,reception obscured from site . Bar for a casual snack and drink not obvious.... more

Rating

Wedding Night

16/08/2015 IDRick, Gillingham, United Kingdom

We booked the 'honeymoon suite'. The room was large and clean - but does need a revamp. Spa bathroom was good though. Very quiet when we visited and this could be confirmed, when looking for some f... more

Rating

Excellent place to stay

14/08/2015 Ray D, Daventry, England, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Royal Chase in August 2015 for 2 nights with my son and his 3 children in 2 family rooms. Cannot speak highly enough of all aspects of this hotel. From reception to the restaurant to the... more

Rating

Cannot recommend

13/08/2015 JohnUK, London, United Kingdom

So many small things they I might otherwise have overlooked came to the surface when I realised that this hotel is not value for money. I paid £85 a night for room only and for that I expected a certa... more