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Crown Hotel
Crown Hotel

Crown Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crownhotelblandford.co.uk
  • Email: crownhotel.blandford@hall-woodhouse.co.uk
  • Phone: 0125 845 6626
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7am - 9:30am

    Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 10am

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stops nearby with frequent services
  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from Crown Hotel
One of the oldest inns in Dorset, this magnificent Georgian house is said to be haunted by a women in black and a cloaked highwayman who was shot dead in the courtyard. The beautifully panelled walls and carefully restored Oak floors make this the perfect place to explore the wonderful Georgian town of Blandford and the wider beauty of the Blackmore Vale. The Crown also boasts 32 en-suite bedrooms, conference and banqueting facilities for up to 180 people and a large car park.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept online table bookings for our outdoor tables.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Friendly fast service in nice surroundings. The food was ok but could have been better... my partner's wasn't very warm, my meat was quite fatty and the chocolate fondont was more of a chocolate sponge cake with no gooey middle. On the plus side the rest of the food was very tastey and reasonably priced. I have previously eaton there before and found the food to be perfect so it must have been an off day, and it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't return."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "I know there was a function on, but if you have booked a table you expect a reasonable service. Waited 20 mins before we asked if we could have some drinks, then another 10 mins before we could attract someone's attention to order. The food in General was very nice, unfortunately one of our group had the mackerel pate that came out like a rock, and the Melba toast was oily and so hard he could barely bite it. One asked if there was vegetables with their main, the girl said yes, we said she did not sound convincing and heh presto no veg, asked for veg, they came in a glass Pyrex dish, which had obviously been in the microwave! REALLY...a Pyrex dish...shocking. Such a shame as a few things would make this a fantastic place to eat"
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Hard to judge the normal service. Due to staff shortages the food was very slow in being brought to our table. The food was not the high standard usually provided by the Crown hotel. The staff were pleasant but overstretched and could therefore only provide limited service with long delays between returning to our table. We will eat there again as we hope this is a rare lapse in its usual high standards."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "The bar and restaurant are welcoming and comfortable and ideal for meeting up with old friends. A very nice table had been reserved for us. Even though it was extremely busy as it was a Saturday the service was very good and the staff friendly. The food was excellent. Two friends had the venison pie and thoroughly enjoyed them. Another had the home-made burger which again was enjoyed and I had the veal escalope. Very nice. The presentation of all the dishes was excellent. Two had the rice pudding with clotted cream, another icecream and I had the sorbets. We finished off with coffees. The whole lunch was enjoyed by the four of us and we intend meeting up there again. An excellent carpark which is important too."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We had a Sunday roast here and it was delicious. We went as a family with our 9 year old child and they were very accommodating. The meal was lovely and the service from all the staff was great."
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "Wonderful every time. Great place to see friends or romantic meal for two. Child friendly and the staff can't do enough for you. Highly recommend. And I do!"
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Very relaxing Sunday lunch, good menu, pleasant ambience and tasty food. Highly recommended. Extensive wine list and very drinkable beer."
    dined on 08/12/2013
  • "Pleasant, comfortable experience in traditional surroundings with good parking. Good menu choice, excellent lunch and friendly service. Would definitely visit again."
    dined on 17/11/2013
  • "I have spent my last two birthdays at The Crown, having lunch with friends. It's one of the few places in Blandford, aside from restaurants, that is big enough to cater for large groups of diners, so perfect for a Sunday pub-style lunch. But it's also got the service and friendliness of a much smaller place. I spent all day here last weekend. I had coffee with my friend and baby - The Crown are very child-friendly - and then my other friends came to meet us for lunch at 1. We were busy chatting in the lounge and didn't go through for lunch until gone 2, but the staff were very accommodating and relaxed, event though it was busy. The food was delicious - a little more expensive than other places in town, but you get what you pay for."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "Lovely evening, staff very welcoming and very quick service for a group of seven. Thank you very much for a nice evening."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "Sunday lunch. Small family group, 2 of whom are gluten intolerant. I mentioned this beforehand. They mentioned this beforehand. Absolutely no result. Although eventually the "chef" agreed to do roast beef with "red wine sauce" rather than floury gravy. It took two goes to order a 1 course roast lunch from 2 successive waitresses (the second appeared and simply said that something had "gone wrong" and could we please all order again) and when food appeared it was clear that the message (2 meals without gluten - just how difficult is that?) had still not got across. Oh, and they couldn't make me pint of shandy because of an electrical problem with the lemonade (sic). I would only eat here again if there was no other comedy on that night."
    dined on 08/09/2013
  • "Lovely evening excellent service and the food was outstanding."
    dined on 22/06/2013
  • "The food was fine. The service was very bad, not many people to serve but slow, careless and disinterested. One of those nights were the service is so bad it stops being annoying and starts becoming funny."
    dined on 21/04/2013
  • "I really cannot praise the Crown Hotel enough ...the staff are welcoming and friendly they make you feel so at home as if it were home from home. The atmosphere is also something to comment on no rude staff to contend with as you put up with in other establishments, The food was excellent always presented well and was hot! This was perfect for a family meal and portion sizes are good too."
    dined on 14/04/2013
  • "Ate at the Crown Hotel one evening when we were visiting Dorset. The food was lovely and the menu was pleasantly different, not your usual run of the mill nosh! Good twists on some hearty meals. We love our food and were very impressed with the service too."
    dined on 27/02/2013
  • "Ask for more gravy before the waitress/waiter leaves your table!!"
    dined on 03/02/2013