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The Crown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blandford Forum
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“sunday lunch”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Yesterday it rained. And rained. We arrived at the Crown for Sunday lunch only, not to stay, though it looks very inviting, with candles lighting the stairs up to the rooms. Staff very accommodating ( I know, we didn't stay) as we booked for 1.30, got there too early, so ate at 12.30. Choice of 4 roasts for £12, beef, lamb, pork, chicken. A well endowed plateful, very friendly service, good wine. I had pork with extra crackling!, partner had the lamb he had promised himself. Had to ask for more gravy, but it was brought to the table promptly. We enjoyed the main course so much we opted for desserts as well, AND coffee. All age groups, couples, couples with small children, one large table of 14, teenagers. The atmosphere is happy. Old fashioned, but comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

After some pretty horrific experience with hotels in London, the Crown Hotel is a refreshing and pleasant stay. The hotel itself has a rather homey feel to it. it is quite warm and welcoming.

The room I had was on the 3rd floor facing out to the main street, and that got rather noisy for a while. However, it was bearable for the night.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Willey Lane Farm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Both my partner and I stayed at the crown over night on Friday 11th October - we actually live in Blandford but have always wanted to stay. The welcome was warm - the honeymoon suite amazing and food fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The room has a roll top bath and the suite looks over the front of the house. Lovely. Thanks all. M & L

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We had a small dog but were made very welcome in the lounge for afternoon tea, though busy no one minded about the dog, in fact there was a family who too had a dog the same breed.
The scones were lovely and the staff were friendly bringing a massive water bowl for the dog.
would certainly recommend and go back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed here on 5th October for one night due to us visiting the beer festival at the Hall and Woodhouse brewery which was only a 5 minute walk away. We had room 24 which was the double executive/honeymoon room. The decor was lovely and the bed and pillows very comfortable. There was a roll top bath in the corner and an en suite shower room with all toiletries provided. There was a flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board. We found it to be very comfortable with a nice view overlooking the garden's. Free parking in the hotel carpark.

A very good selection was offered for breakfast, including cereals, juices, english breakfast, toast, a continental selection including meats, cheeses, pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, fresh honeycomb, jams, tea and coffee.

Blandford Forum is a lovely place to have a walk around the many little shops and market, had a really enjoyable stay.

Kind regards
Baslady

Room Tip: Room 24 very comfortable and nice view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Had snack lunch after shopping on Saturday. Hotel getting slightly tatty which is surprising as it should be a Hall & Woodhouse show piece so close to Brewery. Fine old building. Staff civil & pleasant if a little disorganised. Bar does not seem sure whether it is a pub or cafe restaurant. Preparing fancy coffees takes them an age when you are gasping for a pint. Food came quickly after order which we chose to take out side in ther large terrace outside. Have snacked inside before which is quite satisfactory in large lounges. Enjoyed seeing a wedding party in Hotel's private garden.Good selection of wines by the glass. Meal reasonably priced. Quite civilised. Restaurant looked very quiet for a lunch so that may lack atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This hotel was the venue for a two day training course I attended. I stayed overnight in the hotel.

Professional, friendly staff who provided great customer service. Always acknowledged customers with a polite smile and greeting. Nothing was too much trouble.

The food was wonderful; breakfast, lunch and diner! Presentation, flavour and quantity were of the highest standard.

Room 18 seemed a little tired with a carpet that needed a deep clean, a cracked sign in the bathroom and furniture which needed a spruce-up.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: The Crown Hotel
Address: West Street | Dorset, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blandford Forum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Crown Hotel Blandford Forum
Best Western Blandford Forum
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