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The Crown Inn

Crown Road, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN England
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A thatched 16th century traditional country inn located in the picturesque village of Marnhull & right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country! Steeped in history, with beautiful Dorset scenery, a warm welcoming atmosphere, luxury accommodation, award winning Dorset brewed Hall & Woodhouse Badger ales & great home cooked food. Please note for the time being the pub itself is closed on Mondays although we are still accepting room bookings on Mondays with dinner served in the room or, weather permitting, in the garden from a reduced menu.
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Caroline wrote a review Feb 2024
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Valentines night - we were celebrating the fact we had our first date at this pub. So disappointed! We didn’t want the whole valentines menu so I asked for a rib eye steak from the valentines menu which was refused even though it was very quiet in the pub. We then ordered 2 sirloins - one was sent back as it was ordered medium rare but it arrived well done. Both our steaks were inedible as they were so tough and we left them. We explained to the waiter who took them off the bill. It’s such a shame as it’s a lovely pub but the service we received was disinterest. Whilst we were grateful that the steak was taken off the final bill, it was valentines night….we felt that the waiter didn’t really care. We won’t be going back sadly - especially as it’s where we first met.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heflin666 wrote a review Dec 2023
Wiltshire214 contributions56 helpful votes
Visited with 3 work colleagues for the Christmas Party lunch Great atmospheric pub and friendly staff. Turkey main was excellent, one of the best. Turkey was wrapped in bacon with stuffing. Cauliflower Cheese, Red Cabbage, Pigs in Blankets, Whole Carrots and Sprouts. Would return again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Stuart C wrote a review Dec 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom2694 contributions628 helpful votes
Visited several times before for food and have been really impressed by the food and service. The pub has a broad menu which could be the issue. Seemed very rushed, and the food not to the usual standard with the vegetables a bit soggy and over cooked.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Katy Barsby wrote a review Dec 2023
Gillingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Ordered a lite bite beef Lasagne when it arrived it was just a small bowl of tomato puree and layers and layers of pasta sheets. Decided to have a pudding I ordered the chocolate pecan pie …. The base was stale, the pecans were soft and the gooey middle was revolting. The only nice part was the raspberry sorbet that was delicious. Cost was £7:95 wasn’t worth the price. Staff are lovely but wasn’t interested in feed back. Shame as the pub comes with great reviews just shame about the quality and taste of the food!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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672lawrencea wrote a review Dec 2023
fort William 9 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely staff . Clean not very warm. Cod and chips were ok. Dry mushy peas. The chocolate sphere? Mmmmm...... It was a chocolate sphere, with a curl of caramel ice cream ( not even a scoop) sat on a pile of biscuit crumbs. Definitely not worth the £10.50 price! I tastedmy daughters chocolate pecan pie it was stale and quite the most disgusting dessert I have ever eaten. The raspberry sorbet was nice but the chocolate pastry base didn't taste of chocolate and it was soft. The filling has left a horrible aftertaste. Ordered a coffee to wash away the taste and that was cold so an expensive mistake eating here.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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boopboopdedoop wrote a review Dec 2023
United Kingdom363 contributions71 helpful votes
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Stayed for one night, all the staff were really welcoming. We had a meal in the restaurant which was delicious, and then stayed (in room 5) for B&B. The room was lovely, bed comfortable, the shower was hot, and had everything we needed (tea/coffee etc. and toiletries). 100% recommended if staying in Dorset, on en-route between destinations (we were travelling from Devon to Kent).
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cakemate wrote a review Nov 2023
Gosport, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
The pub itself is full of character, warm and welcoming! I just wanted to say thank you so much for going the extra mile with my dietary requirements for our party on Friday evening! The food and service were amazing and definitely started our Christmas Season with a bang!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elizabeth wrote a review Nov 2023
11 contributions8 helpful votes
A beautiful coaching inn with tasteful, in keeping en-suite bedroom with a touch of elegance. Lovely to have a cushioned window seat, an extra furry throw if needed, wicker baskets on the bed holding fluffy white towels, environmentally friendly, quality toiletries in the bathroom (full to leave, not take away sizes), fresh milk and water in the fridge. Not a large room, but cosy and comfortable with floorboards slightly warped with age. The mattress didn’t suit either of us well, but that was probably just us. Excellent breakfast pre-ordered for a set time, from a good choice, but a breakfast basket option offered if you wanted a lie in past 9 am (weekdays). Big choice of lunch and dinner items. Superb Ploughman’s Platter at lunch with dill pickles and piccalilli so good we wish we’d asked the make. A lovely treat to get liver and onions in the evening, rarely seen on menus these days. A very relaxing ambiance in the oak beamed restaurant and lovely, helpful, staff.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Andy M wrote a review Sept 2023
Aston Clinton, United Kingdom27 contributions43 helpful votes
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Excellent traditional English pub in the middle of the countryside. Great staff, really friendly, friendly locals and great food. Rooms are clean, spacious, warm and comfortable. If I'm down this way on business, it has become my go to hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sean wrote a review Sept 2023
43 contributions11 helpful votes
Have a lovely birthday celebration at the Crown pub we had a steak and ham egg and chips and both meals were absolutely delicious followed by some nice desserts some really good beer and some great service thank you
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£117 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetSturminster NewtonMarnhull
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sturminster Newton Mill (3.2 miles), English Heritage, Fiddleford Manor, (3.4 miles), and Thorngrove Garden Centre (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Crown Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Baker Arms, The White Horse Inn, and The Ship Inn Restaurant.
Is The Crown Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Marnhull.
Are there any historical sites close to The Crown Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sherborne Abbey (9.1 miles), Sherborne Old Castle (8.7 miles), and North Dorset Railway - Shillingstone Station (5.1 miles).
Is The Crown Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.