A multi occasion bar, restaurant and hotel in the heart of Dorset

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A Beautiful Georgian Coaching Inn in the Centre of Blandford Forum

Just a stones throw from the brewery in Blandford Forum, The Crown is reportedly the oldest inn in Dorset and has been a residence since the 10th Century. The Inn joined the Hall and Woodhouse family in 1931 and in 2017 the company spent over £3 million on refurbishing the bedrooms, bar and dining room, resurrecting the beautiful Georgian Coaching Inn to its former splendour. With 27 well-appointed bedrooms, some with Georgian theming, a beautiful outside patio, a separate dining room and further pantry and common room seating areas, the inn is very much the focal point of the town. Indeed the separate Sealy Suite offers a private function room ideal for weddings, celebrations, functions and events.

And just to add a bit of intrigue to your visit, the inn is reportedly haunted by several ghosts including an 18th Century highwayman who was shot dead when trying to rob the hotel and a ‘woman in black’, a lady in a black crinoline dress who walks the corridors!

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The Great Outdoors

Celebrate Easter With Us

We love Easter, celebrating the long bank holiday with friends and family and maybe an Easter egg or two!! We’re open for the whole of the bank holiday weekend, so make sure you pop in and enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks with friends or family.

This year Easter Sunday is also National Tea Day, chocolate and tea, yes please! All our teas come from the independent British company Canton Tea who source their teas direct from small, family-run farms.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, just click on the link below to book your table now.

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Stay with us

Our 27 superbly appointed bedrooms, some with Georgian theming, were beautifully restored in 2017 and feature a mixture of standard, superior, luxury and family options. To view the room type most appropriate to your requirements click on the link below.

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Planning your special day

We have years of experience of successfully planning and hosting the most important day of many people’s lives! Our welcoming and friendly service, combined with a stylish and upmarket traditional venue, including our separate Sealy Suite function suite, private gardens and plentiful parking, mean that The Crown is a really popular wedding venue in the area.

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Colourful Coffee

Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ has come from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s a combination of fantastic coffee and good ethics. This particular blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from one farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, who work to directly benefit the families and communities involved.

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