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King Alfred's Kitchen

17 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JS, England
+44 1747 858452
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“cakes” (18 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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17 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the breakfast, which was delicious and served piping hot. The service was excellent. Lovely place with plenty of character (the property is around 16th Century). I would recommend to everyone

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed cream teas and the apple cake here. The menu was extensive. Lovely restaurant, full of historical character. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used this cafe/restaurant probably three times during my short stay in the town of Shaftsbury. I was first attracted by it's position, on the corner of the High Street, with interesting views in all directions. It's conveniently situated for shops, for the famous 'hill'...More

1  Thank frankart_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for Sunday breakfast. There's not much else open at this time in Shaftesbury but it was well worth making the effort. First impressions were spoiled a little by the sight of a gum-chewing waitress but the service was prompt and friendly. The scrambled...More

2  Thank wearetheJs
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This time we stopped here for a tea and coffee stop. But have had lunch here before. We always found the staff friendly and the food really good. The fact that they are dog friendly as well is a huge bonus.

1  Thank Daz_Adie
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a quick stop here and chose "Dorset Apple cake" which was served warm with cream - excellent. The apple crumble and custard was equally good.

1  Thank CornwallMole
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food was good although the services was somewhat slow, 12 noon on a Saturday. However, the attitude of the two waitresses was patronising in the extreme, I did look to ensure that I had not brought something in on my shoes. A good location...More

2  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A quick pit-stop in Shaftsbury with coffees at the charming King Alfred's Kitchen. An old pub, on the main corner in town, right by the top of Gold Hill. Lovely staff, tables inside & out, good coffee + cake. The car park is 2mins walk...More

1  Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in while visiting Shaftesbury. Absolutely lovely place. Great menu choices and good prices. Staff were friendly and helpful. We all chose from breakfast menu and all freshly cooked. Delicious and coffee refills were a bonus too. You have to duck a bit if your...More

2  Thank 360hazelf
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stumbled upon King Alfreds Kitchen,it's situated at the top, just to the side of Gold Hill (Hovis Hill). . We just wanted a sandwich and a cake. I had a ham sandwhich,whuch I would say was the best I've ever had and my husband...More

Thank ShrewsburyChefette
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 High Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 858452
Traditional English Tea Rooms and Bistro serving breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas. On a Friday and Saturday night we serve supper. The restaurant and tea rooms are housed in an atmospheric 13 century building.
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