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The Fontmell

) #9 of 33 Restaurants in Shaftesbury $$ - $$$ , British,
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
+44 1747 811441
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The pub is nicely decorated with candles and windows open overlooking a stream. The food was good, well presented and came very promptly, although some dishes lacked seasoning. Having been to similar gastro pubs, I thought the Fontmell offered good value for money and the...More

Thank Jessie A
John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thanks for your review, very happy you enjoyed our pub

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special effort to go out to The Fontmell, having been recommended by a friend, and it was absolutely worth it! We loved the outdoor pizza oven set up and the pizzas were fantastic! I am gluten intolerant, and the gluten free pizza...More

Thank Laura F
John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your kind review and really glad you enjoyed our pizzas, hope to see you soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past the pub a few times during our week stay in Fontmell Magna and decided to give it a go after a busy day at Longleat. The very new (only her second shift) waitress was very friendly and welcoming although we all thought...More

Thank Zoe J
John C, Owner at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thanks for taking the time to review us, it would be great if you would contact me to talk about your experience

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the fontmell at 6pm on a sunday. 2 of us had the roast beef which was adequate but very meagre for the price. My husband had the duck which was also a small portion and completely bland. We instantly complained about one...More

Thank Jane J
John C, Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jane I am sorry that you had a disappointing meal at the Fontmell. If you would like to contact me I would be happy to discuss this further. Many thanks John

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way back to our rented cottage in Shaftesbury and were greeted by friendly staff and were able to get a table in the restaurant straight away, this was about 6pm. We chose our meals and whilst waiting, the restaurant manager...More

Thank Vivien P
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review and glad that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed nearby at a lovely B and B. Came the The Fontmell on the offchance they would have a table for me and my son. We were lucky. A very busy place, very friendly and helpful staff. I had the roast and my son had...More

Thank Psychopig1
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and it sounds like the chocolate fondant was a success! We look forward to seeing you again. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for supper... Childs roast for the boy, moules for Daddy and cod and chips for me, with a side of chips....With drinks, some bar snacks and being introduced to a tortoise it was £56 we thought it was great value! Would have...More

Thank Somersetreviewer
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your supper and hope you will re-visit again soon. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a converted barn nearby in Melbury Abbas and called here for a quick lunch, dogs are allowed in the bar and our yorkie was made to feel welcome. I had the Cajun chicken burger and the other half had a normal...More

Thank DerFrohlicheWanderer
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your review and for recommending us on Trip Advisor, much appreciated. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great service... great Sunday roast.. very dog-friendly. Wine selection excellent.... no fault found....

Thank Jez H
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Jez for your kind review, much appreciated. Shane (General Manager)

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This pub has a very nice atmosphere and the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient . The beer was good . The wine was also good if expensive . The food was OK . Not delicious but not too bad but I really do object...More

3  Thank HolderStu
John C, General Manager at The Fontmell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Stu, thank you for your review and your feedback will be taken into consideration as we are aware that not everyone likes eating off boards!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury SP7 0PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 811441
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