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 the Summer with Hall & Woodhouse

Where better to celebrate the great British summer than in a great British pub garden with friends, family and great drinks. Celebrate this summer with Hall & Woodhouse and enjoy one of our delicious summer drinks, click below to find out more.

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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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Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.
Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.
The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.
So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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