It is important to us to offer a wide selection of locally sourced products direct from the producer.

We then use these product to create varied dishes, with the ethos of something for everyone no matter what the occasion. We run both a hearty main menu and a specials board daily along with many weekly special event nights supported by the locals.


Weekly Specials


A night celebrating the weeks catch fresh for the weekend - the first to indulge.


The Grove’s rump steak 2 for £22.95, sirloin steak 2 for £28.95, gammon 2 for £19.95 deal

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Sue heads our kitchen team with passion and pride, producing the best home cooked food for miles.

Sue moved to Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury in the 90’s whilst raising 3 beautiful children. As Sue’s children grew older it was time for Sue to pave a career for herself and turn a passion for home cooking into an income to support the growing brood.

Sue decided to return to work at a local tearooms, it started as a small project but, with their great management and Sue’s talent for home cooking, it wasn’t long before it turned into a more lucrative venture. After four great years Sue felt she needed a new challenge, so her next step was to move to Port Regis to assist as part of the kitchen team producing fantastic food including lunches, functions and afternoon teas when required. A far busier role that inspired Sue and helped her think more about where her cooking could take her.

Unfortunately the unthinkable was just around the corner for Sue and her much loved career was once again put on hold, as illness meant she had to stop work to look after her Mum. Sue’s Mum had taught her all the cookery skills she uses today, including the ability to cook a phenomenal pie and produce gravy spoken about for miles around.

This food, along with our atmosphere allows all who visit The Grove the chance to make special memories with loved ones around the table - this is where Sue’s passion began and is at the heart of every dish she serves.


Sue joined the family at The Grove in February 2016 - and for the first time Sue was able to achieve success in her own right doing what she loves best, cooking her home cooked food.

17 months on Sue is driven by the positive feedback we receive daily on her creations, and how she takes the most simple dishes but executes them with love creating flavoursome food for all.

The menu at The Grove is based on great produce, using local produce sourced fresh every day, made into simple yet delicious home cooked favourites seen in the main menu and on the specials board. Sue will be with us for many years - so why not join the family for a food experience to remember!

Did you know if you ever require a delicious cake - Sue is your lady