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 are taking online table bookings for up to six people at this time. If you are from two households and have a total number of guests greater than six, please telephone us to make your reservation.

Dining Room
Pantry
Common Room
Bar
The Great Outdoors

Outdoor seating

Why not sit alfresco? It’s the perfect place to clink glasses and have a bite to eat with friends.

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Our food

Plan what to eat from our delicious menu. From a classic such as the H&W Burger right through to a scrumptious Mozzarella Salad, there are options for everyone.

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Celebrate Dad

Bring Dad in for a meal on Sunday 20th June and he’ll take home a very special edition bottle of Badger Beer.

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