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!

The wait is FINALLY over. 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.

Please note that our Guest bedrooms are now open and for a limited time will be available on Tuesday through to Saturday nights only. During this period unfortunately we will not be serving buffet breakfasts.

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 Roasts

We think ours are the best (apart from Mum’s!) and we spend all week looking forward to them. Freshly roasted every Sunday morning and served with seasonal veg, Yorkshire pud, roasties and gravy, homemade in our kitchen.

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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.

Pop in today to try one of our delicious range of cask and bottled beers.

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