La Fleur de Lys

‘The very friendly people are a key feature’ of this ‘excellent, expectation-exceeding’ restaurant-with-rooms, a short walk from the centre of historic Shaftesbury. More

Contact details

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

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, occasional live music nights.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £100, D,B&B from £175. Set meals £30–£37, à la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The very friendly people are a key feature’ of this ‘excellent, expectation-exceeding’ restaurant-with-rooms, a short walk from the centre of historic Shaftesbury. Very much a local presence, ‘it appears to do or need little by way of direct advertising, relying on word of mouth’ for publicity. Inside the ivy-clad former girls’ boarding school, front-of-house maven Mary Griffin-Shepherd is well liked by visitors, who laud her ‘helpfulness and hands-on attitude’. David Shepherd and Marc Preston’s ‘top-class grub’ is served in the ‘lovely’ restaurant. Local farmers and suppliers provide seasonal ingredients for dishes such as guineafowl, smoked ham and mushroom terrine, blackcurrant, fig and apple chutney; grilled fillet of local sole, fresh asparagus, lemon-infused herb butter. ‘Clean, comfortable’ bedrooms, each named after a variety of grape, are simply decorated and ‘well equipped’ with fresh milk and home-made biscuits. Consider discussing room choices before booking – they vary in size from a standard single to a ‘snug, one-night-only’ double to a family room for three. Breakfast is ‘a real treat’. (JB, 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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