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Crown inn

££ - £££, British,
Church Street, Puncknowle DT2 9BN, England
+44 1308 897711
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Street, Puncknowle DT2 9BN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed in Puncknowle in September this year and visited the Crown on several occasions during the week. Everything about it was just as you would expect from a good country pub, good food, local beers and a really friendly atmosphere.Will be going back next year.Sunday...More

Thank BandSEpsom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at The Crown. The place had a real buzz about it, would defiantly recommend and will be back next time we are staying in Dorset!

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my family for lunch at The Crown, the staff were very welcoming and friendly, particularly our waiter Lee, who went out of his way to ensure our experience was as delightful as possible. The food was delicious and we were very happy to see...More

Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A dog laid in the doorway of the pub, dog owner were reluctant to move it, poor to start with. We had pies, i have had better pies from a supermarket, mashed potato at and a spoonful of veg.ice cream and a half of non...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on holiday a couple of weeks ago, we made a return visit to the Crown Inn, which has changed hands since our last visit. Last time we were there, the weather was glorious and we sat in the garden and had lunch. This year...More

Thank yanto57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch while out for a walk from West Bexington. Had soup of the day, bacon and Brie sandwich, a portion of chips and a beer. Very tasty, and service was pretty quick considering there was a large funeral wake going...More

Thank dwm1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff & very hospitable owner. We went twice, once as a couple, the next time withal a group with kids and were very well looked after both times!

Thank ianwomersley1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed for night to break up our journey my wife and I enjoyed the meal and the staff were very friendly

Thank justwads
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were very impressed with the whole experience of our visit to this restaurant. The staff were welcoming and the atmosphere oozed delightful ambience. The food was fantastic. A clear winner in our eyes .

Thank Lourain G
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very Friendly staff, and accommodating even though we didn't book (will book next time!) and the food was fantastic.

Thank laurence b
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27 May 2015|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely the crown in Pucknowle - its in between houses - not the wrong pub at all!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Puncknowle DT2 9BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Puncknowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 897711
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Under new management from the 26th of September 2016, the new tenants are here to rediscover the charm and beauty of The Crown. It is situated in the beautiful village of Puncknowle, close to Chesil beach and five miles from Bridport and West Bay (The fictional 'Broadchurch' in the popular ITV drama). The Crown is a traditional thatched 16th century Inn serving home-cooked food, real ales and a great selection of other drinks. Friendly and welcoming, The Crown is popular with walkers, families and with dog owners, who's four legged friends are welcomed with open paws inside the comfortable pub with its roaring log fires. Leather sofas and traditional pub games entice you to relax and enjoy your drink or food. Regularly changing with the seasons and with new produce, The Crown's menus are of the highest quality, with hearty flavours of good traditional British food. Wherever possible the kitchen sources produce locally for use not only in its main menus, but also in its regularly changing specials and desserts.In the summer, there is a lovely garden, overlooking the Bride Valley, for you to relax in the sunshine, savouring a long, cool drink. Its mature shrubs and lovely views, offer a peaceful world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For those travelling, you might consider booking their en-suite room for the night - with its windows looking out over the old church you may be greeted by the bells ringing on a Sunday but, other than that, you should sleep peacefully! Of course, for those of you who want to include the whole family in your stay, the room is dog friendly. Since November 2013 the pub is proud to incorporate the village shop in its premises selling local goods, home-made food, fresh fruit and vegetables and much more.
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