Newell Restaurant & Rooms

is located in Sherborne Dorset and here you'll find Tracey, welcoming all, whilst Paul revisits dishes that reflect his classic training in French cuisine. The à la carte menu changes often, depending on what’s about and incorporates produce sourced from the South West. We don’t have a dedicated vegetarian menu but there are always plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes available.  Fish and seafood, locally sourced from Poole and St. Ives, star; as does game (pheasant, partridge and venison) when the shoots are on. 

Book a table or book a room

Our restaurant is open lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, we're also happy to open on Sunday & Monday, for booked tables of 6 or more.
Call 01935 710 386 or click here to book online; for menus click here. Whilst not a Michelin-starred restaurant, we believe that we run an outstanding eatery, that offers keenly priced, quality food

All our rooms have en suites, and prices start from £68.50 per night, when you book directly with us. Click here for more information and availability.


"We've stayed here four times now when visiting family in Sherborne. We think it's excellent, nice rooms and lovely food. Tracey, the host has a great sense of humour" - Google - 2022  
"We had a delicious meal. The food was interesting and beautifully served and not overpriced. Thoroughly recommend a visit to this great little restaurant" - TripAdvisor - 2022. 
You can read more reviews below.
  • Eggs mayonnaise
    Eggs mayonnaise
  • Padron peppers
    Padron peppers
  • Serrano ham
    Serrano ham
  • Pan con tomate
    Pan con tomate
  • Puffball with parsley & garlic
    Puffball with parsley & garlic
  • Salmon & scallop ceviche
    Salmon & scallop ceviche
  • Brandade fritters
    Brandade fritters
  • Celeriac "tonnato"
    Celeriac "tonnato"
  • Rotolo - spinach & ricotta
    Rotolo - spinach & ricotta
  • Baked beetroot & St. Marcellin salad
    Baked beetroot & St. Marcellin salad
  • Cod with peas and beans
    Cod with peas and beans
  • Hake with braised tomatoes & potatoes
    Hake with braised tomatoes & potatoes
  • Cod with duxelle
    Cod with duxelle
  • Brill Dugléré
    Brill Dugléré
  • Skate "ribs"
    Skate "ribs"
  • Veal schnitzel
    Veal schnitzel
  • Duck breast with beetroot
    Duck breast with beetroot
  • Chicken with braised cauliflower, lettuce sauce
    Chicken with braised cauliflower, lettuce sauce
  • Beef plate (fillet, tongue & tail) with tapioca
    Beef plate (fillet, tongue & tail) with tapioca
  • Marsala-mi-su
  • Peach vacherin
    Peach vacherin
  • Bonet alla Piemontese
    Bonet alla Piemontese
  • Eton mess
    Eton mess
  • Coeur a la creme
    Coeur a la creme
  • Crème brulée
    Crème brulée
  • Marzipan sorbet
    Marzipan sorbet
  • Piperade - for breakfast
    Piperade - for breakfast
After 12 years of living in London, having run The Giaconda Dining Room (Soho) and Shoe Shop (Kentish Town), we opened Newell Restaurant & Rooms in 2019. Even though we don't have a Michelin star, we are regarded as one of Sherborne's best restaurants. You will find us on the A30, in the historic market town of Sherborne, close to the borders of Dorset and Somerset. Located a short walk to both of Sherborne's castles, (Old Castle and Sherborne Castle) we are also close to the ancient Sherborne Abbey, St. Johns Almshouse, and all of Sherborne's schools - namely Sherborne School, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne Preparatory School and The Gryphon School. If you’re travelling by car from London to Cornwall, our 5 letting rooms (all with en-suite bathrooms) mark a convenient halfway point for an overnight stopover; Sherborne Train Station is 2½ hours from London Waterloo, and 1½ hours to Exeter St David. Our fine dining restaurant is also able to accommodate your event or function, whether celebrating a wedding, a birthday party, or indeed any special occasion. Please call us if you would like discuss catering for your marriage celebration, significant anniversary or other unique event. We're able to accommodate up to 24 people. The wine list offers a wide selection of keenly priced wines from across Europe. Corkage is £10 per bottle.
  • "Amazing food! The next time we're in Sherborne we'll be straight back to the Newell Restaurant, it is a glorious gastronomic experience" - Google - 2022."
  • "I think this food is Michelin standard. We went with friends for lunch and were truly amazed by the super menu choices and the quality of the food. The crab bisque was excellent, full of flavour plenty of it. Same for chicken liver mousse and smoked salmon starter. Two of us chose fish - there were 4 options. The hake and the brill were delicious. Two had veal escalopes. They were cooked to perfection and served with wonderful risotto" - TripAdvisor - 2022.
  • "Once again another outstanding meal tonight. Have eaten in all the restaurants Sherborne has to offer and Newell's food is consistently the best. How much longer will this be the best kept secret in Sherborne" - Google - 2022.
  • Perfect in every way! From the moment we walked in to this cosy restaurant on a freezing evening we knew we were in for a treat. A warm welcome, superb imaginative food and an excellent (house) wine - our experience was fantastic. Thank you! - TripAdvisor - 2022.