La Fleur de Lys

Schoolgirls are a rarer sight today at this former girls’ boarding school, now restaurant-with-rooms, in historic Shaftesbury, but education is still important: tutored wine-tasting weekends can be arranged. More

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La Fleur de Lys
Bleke Street
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8AW
England
01747 853717
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, dining room, conference room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small courtyard garden.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £100, D,B&B from £175. Set meals from £29. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Schoolgirls are a rarer sight today at this former girls’ boarding school, now restaurant-with-rooms, in historic Shaftesbury, but education is still important: tutored wine-tasting weekends can be arranged. Mary Griffin-Shepherd is the ‘friendly, hands-on’ front-of-house at the ivy-clad stone building; husband, David, and Marc Preston are the much-praised chefs. ‘It continues to be excellent,’ a returning guest says this year. The seasonal dishes, served in the ‘lovely’ dining room, might include ‘well-executed’ crab mousse, samphire; seared Sika venison, apples, shallots, prunes. ‘Try as much of the menu as possible.’ The bedrooms are named after different varieties of grape. Sauvignon is ‘small, but clean and well equipped’; ‘immaculate’ Shiraz is liked for its ‘large, very comfortable’ bed. Superior rooms have a sofa and a laptop computer. Guests in all rooms enjoy home-made biscuits, a fridge with fresh milk and bottles of water. Tuck in to an ‘excellent’ breakfast (freshly squeezed orange juice, porridge, marmalade in pots, a napkin to keep toast warm) before setting off to explore the ‘friendly little town steeped in history’. (John Barnes, CB, and others)

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La Fleur de Lys
Bleke Street
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8AW

Guest comments

'Very friendly people the key feature of the visit. Our room, Sauvignon, was clean and comfortable but small-a one- night only room. Very small shower room up two steps. Well executed traditional restaurant food. Menu is set but a large number of dishes have a supplement. Fresh juice at breakfast and a good choice of food cooked to order. ' - Caroline Burton - September, 2016
'Outstanding food, immaculate rooms, professional yet very friendly and helpful owners and staff were all just as we had been led to believe. We stayed in Shiraz room which had a large, extremely comfortable bed. Do try as many of the menu choices as possible as all the food is well worth a (long) detour. ' - Christopher Smith - March, 2014
'Dinner was excellent. Service was very good, and the host and hostess are charming. The crockery was gorgeous. The bedroom was fine but the duvet was too hot and the bath somewhat short. Breakfast was excellent: kedgeree a rare treat. ' - John Barnes - September, 2013

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