The Crown Hotel | Stunning Inn in the centre of Blandford Forum

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!

We’re open 7 days a week and can’t wait to see you!

Please note you’ll need to book in advance, either online or via the phone, for all food and drink visits.

We’ve also made some changes to keep you safe. For more details of what to expect when you visit, please click here.

Dining Room
Pantry
Common Room
Bar
The Great Outdoors

We’ve Made Some Changes to Keep You Safe

Your safety and enjoyment are our main priorities, so we’ve worked hard to introduce a range of measures to keep you safe, simply click on the link below to view all of the changes and our special safety video.

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Sunday Roast

Join us for a roast lunch or dinner this Sunday. Think sumptuous slices of meat or our famous nut roast, crispy roasties, sky high Yorkshire puds, heavenly veg and lashings of smooth, tasty gravy. There is nothing quite like it!

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New Menu

We’ve got a mouth-watering new menu to tickle your taste buds!

Featuring everything from our famous Steak & Tangle Foot Pie and bespoke Forum Lager Battered Fish & Chips to Crispy Aubergine Katsu Curry and Sea Bream in white wine sauce, our chefs have got something for everyone.

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Badger Beer

It was deep in Dorset’s rolling hills and patchwork fields, in 1777, that local farmer Charles Hall brewed our first beer. A union of the Hall & Woodhouse families soon followed and the story of Badger beer had begun.

Book a table and then pop in to try one of our delicious cask or bottled beers.

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