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“Lovely lunch”
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The Crown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blandford Forum
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We noticed the pub during a trip to the picturesque town Blandford Forum and decided to pop in for lunch.

There is an extensive and varied menu and we opted for the two course lunch, we were not disappointed. The food was very tasty and well served.

We will definitely return when we are in the area.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Spent the one night hear last week, had a great time in my little room on 2nd floor, good price at £50 ! Service was brill on phone pre booking, attentive upon arrival and breakfast was above normal standards and a well presented ! Apparently the wife is jealous and wants to come along next time, will definately go back..

Thanks Guys and gals, Mainly Gals!

Room Tip: Just ask, they are more than helpful
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stayed here in a single room for one night attended a school reunion. Room was small but not surprising as a single.

What did annoy me was that they had left a baby cot in the room Which I had to drag out and leave in the hall late at night. Also felt somewhat neglected at breakfast as first they were expecting someone else to join me so just ignored me And once they had taken my order I waited while several other tables got theirs having ordered after me. When I pointed this out rather than admitting they had forgotten they made some excuse and eventually my breakfast appeared.

Also the single room suffered from being at the top of the stairs so when late-night guests came back there was a constant noise.

Room Tip: Bed was comfy only noise disturbed sleep
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

A beautiful setting with classic gardens with lovely seating areas very close to the river where otters can be seen playing. Plenty of umbrellas when the weather is hot outside. Inside the hotel the decor is classic Art Deco. Spacious, cool and has a contemporary feel. The lunchtime menu is just enough without causing you to sit and feel like you have over eaten at lunchtime. Pleasant staff,polite and cheerful. Free parking is another plus point if you are staying at the hotel. Well worth a visit whether you are booking a room or just enjoying lunch or even a coffee.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

have to say that really impressed with this hotel for the price i paid, staff were some of the most helpful and jolly employee i have come across, The Hotel is very individual and has a lovely character, would recommend for any type of stay, based right in the centre of Blandford with free parking. Food was good not great but good for the price paid and breakfast was better than average

Room Tip: i stayed in room no 7 which was a twin with very very soft beds, to soft for my liking but a nice ro...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the family suite and it was huge, 2 rooms with interconnecting door, 1 double and 1 twin bedded room, 1 bathroom, and masses of space. If you look closely you can see bits need updating or finessing but all in all quite beautiful. The room being on the main road through blandford and the windows needing to be opened as hot ( not that closing them made a huge difference) it was noisy no air con would mean it's the lesser of the 2 evils. Staff friendly. Breakfast lovely continental spread and cooked was fresh and nice but don't leave breakfast until last minute as took 30 minutes to arrive.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Rex W, HW at The Crown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your uncomfortable beds. We are currently part way through a program replacing all our mattresses with Sealy Pillow Honister
Mattresses - these are the same matresses that are used in the White House and are known for being incredibly comfortable thanks to the extra pillow top on the mattress - we will ensure that these rooms are done as soon as possible.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Having stayed in the Crown on a regular basis over several years I had become used to a high level of service and a feeling of being valued as a customer. However, on my current visit I was informed that drinks would not be served after 11 pm. On querying this the manager explained that the owning brewery thought we, as guests, may upset the local community. We were not to be served drinks, not even as room service. A broad brush indeed. We shall take our custom elsewhere in future. A very pleasant location spoiled by a strange set of rules....

Room Tip: Go somewhere else if you like to make your own decisions
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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: £72 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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