If you're looking for a special venue for a few days in Dorset with the girls then The Eastbury Hotel & Spa is just the answer...

Are you looking for a golf break where you can relax and enjoy some luxury 5-star accommodation? Then look no further. The Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Dorset offers this and more. A private spa facility, fine dining, and the opportunity to play a challenging golf course just minutes from your door.

Situated in the centre of the historic town of Sherborne in Dorset it is easily accessible from the A30. 


The Eastbury Hotel offers a variety of accommodations for different size groups.  There are 27 bedrooms and suites available within the former Georgian residence. Plus, five tastefully converted Victorian ‘Potting Shed Suites’.  However, if you prefer doing your own thing, there’s the 3-bedroom Eastbury Cottage which adjoins the hotel.  The cottage has been beautifully restored. It maintains many original features to provide perfect home-from-home accommodation. This includes a private garden, its own hot tub, and a barbeque area.  The hotel’s restaurant is always available of course if you prefer.

The Potting Shed Suites are located within the award-winning and picturesque walled garden.  All stylishly decorated with folding doors out onto the private terrace where you can relax and sample the sloe gin provided by the hotel for all its guests.  There are also spacious wet room facilities and a tea/coffee-making area for that morning cuppa before you venture out.

Path to potting shed suites
Potting Shed Suite
Potting Shed Suite private terrace
Quirky dining pod at The Eastbury

Within the hotel’s beautifully maintained garden area, you can also while away the hours with a game of chess on the large chess table, try your hand at lawn croquet or badminton or simply relax in one of the deckchairs on the lawn. Also available in the garden for a maximum of four people is the quirky dining pod where you can enjoy lunch or dinner al-fresco-ish!


The Dining Room at The Eastbury
Seasonal food at The Eastbury
Dessert at The Eastbury

The well-regarded and award-winning Season’s Restaurant at The Eastbury is open all day for guests and visitors.  The restaurant’s 2 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence provides a varied choice of local and seasonal food, sometimes using homegrown produce from its own gardens, along with an impressive wine list endorsed by the hotel’s owner, Peter de Savary.

Whether it’s a hearty breakfast or some fine dining to celebrate a special occasion, maybe even a hole-in-one!, Season’s Restaurant’s regularly changing menus are a treat.


The Eastbury Spa
The Eastbury Spa products

Tucked away at the bottom of the walled garden, and out of sight of the main house, lies The Eastbury’s boutique spa. A maximum of four people can enjoy exclusive use of the spa facilities and revitalise their bodies in the hydrotherapy tub, take a dip in the jacuzzi hot tub and shower and finish off with a cleansing sauna.  The perfect remedy for those aching limbs after a challenging game of golf!  And, for those of you who enjoy something a little more strenuous, there’s even a mini gym.

Molly and her team in the spa can also offer guests an extensive range of body treatments using natural handmade skincare products from Dorset-based GAIA, whose ingredients are thoughtfully selected for their beneficial properties for the body and mind.  Take it from us, you’ll feel like a million dollars when you leave the spa!

Points of interest

Without a doubt, Sherborne is one of the most beautiful towns in this part of England.  The quintessentially English town is a peaceful haven where you can relax and lose yourself in the surrounding Dorset countryside.  It’s steeped in history with ancient buildings in amongst a wide range of modern-day and local shops, restaurants, and coffee bars. A magnificent Abbey, which has free access during the day, is lit up in the evening providing a perfect setting for a nighttime stroll around the town. 


Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset

A short seven-minute drive from the Eastbury Hotel is Sherborne Golf Club. Here Eastbury guests can experience the 18-hole parkland, James Braid designed course at an exclusive rate.  But be warned! The friendly welcome you will receive in the clubhouse and pro shop will not prepare you for what lies in store!

The well-maintained golf course with gorgeous views over the Blackmore Vale to the south and Glastonbury Tor to the north is like a sleeping giant.  Playing from the front red tees, the course is 5840 yards long. Strategically placed bunkers are just one of the many challenges to deal with.  It has three memorable Par-3 holes, each one requiring good club selection and a good strike off the tee.  But watch out! From hole no.12 the course shows its teeth. With sloping lies, some raised and hidden greens, and narrow fairways it provides a great golfing challenge to the best of players! 

Sherborne Golf Club really is a hidden gem. It is one that every golfer, whatever their level, should play given the opportunity.

The verdict

In the words of the famous song, a break at The Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Dorset, including a round of golf at Sherborne Golf Club, is ‘simply the best’ way to treat yourself. 

It’s a ‘yes’ from the team at Women & Golf!

Here are the fast facts about The Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Dorset...


Sherborne is only 20 minutes from the A303, with good links to the M5. Attractions nearby include the Royal Navy Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, and Monkey World. It's only an hour's drive to the wonders of the Jurassic coastline.

Travel Time (approx.) from

  • Yeovil: 6 miles - 15 minutes 
  • Dorchester: 17 miles - 30 minutes
  • Bath: 41 miles - 1hr 10 minutes
  • London (North): 143 miles - 3hr 20 minutes 



The Prize

  • A two-night stay for two people at The Eastbury in a Victorian Garden Potting Shed Suite with Breakfast
  • 1 round of golf for 2 people at Sherborne Golf Club
  • 1 dinner for 2 people with a bottle of house wine
  • 1 spa treatment per person


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