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Rose and Crown Trent


Rose and Crown

Trent, Sherborne Dorset DT9 4SL


The Rose and Crown is situated in the immaculate village of Trent and is a stunning example of a great British Inn.  It was originally built in the 14th century to house the spire workers of the neighboring church. Set in beautifully manicured gardens the pub benefits from 3 boutique double letting rooms. A few miles away lies the market town of Sherborne famed for its schools, Abbey and its delightful architecture, the rolling Dorset Hills and renowned Jurassic coastline lie to the south. To the west are the tranquil Somerset levels, whilst to the east is Stonehenge and Salisbury plain. The Roman city of Bath is only an hour’s trip to the north.


Trading Potential

The Rose and Crown sits in the heart of the beautiful village of Trent with rolling Dorset countryside all around.  Sat in approx. two acres the pub benefits from beautifully manicured gardens which can be utilised for weddings for up to 150 whilst the interior can accommodate circa 70 covers in its quintessential traditional pub atmosphere.  There are 3 well appointed double letting rooms that overlook the gardens with private external seating areas.  The Rose and Crown has become a well respected venue in the local area.

New Business Partner Profile

The new business partners here will be ideally suited to a village environment, having the ability to become a key member of a small community.  This site would suit a couple or an experienced individual with extensive catering knowledge looking to live and work in this charming village pub.



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Premises Licence

Sale of Alcohol

Monday - Sunday  - 10:00 am to 01:00 am

Performance of Live Music

Monday - Sunday  - 10:00 am to 01:00 am

Playing of Recorded Music

Monday - Sunday - 10:00 am to 01:00 am

Opening Hours of the Premises

Monday to Sunday - 10:00 am to 01:30 am



Trade Areas / Letting rooms

The pub has three separate areas, the main bar with inglenook fireplace and seating for 35, the snug with soft seating for 8, and open fireplace.  The restaurant / dining room has an additional 35 covers and leads to the trade garden.  There are 3 double letting rooms that are individually accessed from the garden and are appointed to a high standard.  Extensive fully fitted trade kitchen and wash up areas.

External Areas  

The beautifully maintained gardens currently have circa 18 tables of 4s and 6s, Summer house, patio area, fish pond and various external storage rooms / areas.  Parking for approx. 40 cars and even a horse tie-up

Private Accommodation

Accessed internally from the bar and dining areas and comprises of 3 double bedrooms 1 with an en suite, office/ store or further bedroom, large lounge with integrated kitchen / diner, Bathroom with separate shower



Capital Required

  • Deposit £8,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings TBC
  • Stock (estimated to be) £4,500
  • Working capital (minimum) £5,000
  • Total (circa) £17,500


For further information

Please call the recruitment line on 01380 732216 or complete the enquiry form on this page.