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

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.

This beautiful Georgian Coaching Inn joined the Hall and Woodhouse family in 1931 and boasts 27 well-appointed bedrooms, a beautiful outside patio, a separate dining room and further pantry and common room seating areas. The Crown also offers a large private function space 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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Explore our beautiful bedrooms, each room uniquely decorated.  Book direct using the code DIRECT10 for 10% off.

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Celebrate Valentines

Join us for a meal on Monday 14th February and enjoy a free glass of Lunetta Rosé Prosecco on us. What’s not to love? T&Cs apply.


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Make January vegan

Choose from our classic vegan dishes, or try one of our new specials!



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