La Fleur de Lys

In a hilltop market town familiar from Ridley Scott’s classic Hovis ad (Dvořák, New World Symphony, brass band), this restaurant-with-rooms, launched in 1991, is as good today as it has always been. More

Contact details

La Fleur de Lys
Bleke Street
SHAFTESBURY
Dorset
SP7 8AW
England
01747 853 717

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, dining room, conference room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small courtyard garden, restaurant and toilet wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none, but some live music events.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £85–£130, double £100–£170, D,B&B double from £215. Set meals £30–£38, a la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends in summer.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a hilltop market town familiar from Ridley Scott’s classic Hovis ad (New World Symphony, brass band), this restaurant-with-rooms, launched in 1991, is as good today as it has always been. Since 2003 it has occupied an ivy-clad former girls’ boarding school. Owned by ‘professional and very helpful’ trio, Mary and David Griffin-Shepherd and Marc Preston, it is praised for its ‘very friendly’ ethos. Bedrooms, named after grape varieties, are pretty and traditional, with a modern bathroom. All have a mini-fridge, fresh coffee, milk, home-made biscuits. Sauvignon was judged ‘clean and comfortable but small’: if you mean to stay a while, go for a superior room, perhaps with a four-poster. In the kitchen, David and Marc cook such dishes as honey-roasted guineafowl, roast sweet potatoes, broad beans and spring onions in a creamy thyme sauce; sautéed turbot fillet with king prawns on roasted fennel in lobster sauce. There is always a vegetarian option. Wine tastings, cookery demonstrations and music evenings are a regular feature. At breakfast there is ‘fresh juice, a good choice of dishes cooked to order’. More reports, please.

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La Fleur de Lys
Bleke Street
SHAFTESBURY
Dorset
SP7 8AW

Guest comments

'We were a party of six staying to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary; David looked after us well in every way. We were not did disappointed. Thoroughly deserves its Guide entry. ' - Geoffrey Bignell - July, 2018
'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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