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“Excellent food, atmosphere and value”
Review of Crown inn

Crown inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Puncknowle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We were staying for the weekend at self-catering just down the road and were recommended this pub. We ate there both nights (and had a cream tea one afternoon) and were very impressed with everything. We were made to feel very welcome and all the food was of a high quality and well presented, as well as being very good value. We would definitely recommend booking in advance as we did because they were very busy on both nights.

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Big open fire - friendly staff, and great food.

We came for drinks - liked the welcome.
Came back for lunch - enjoyed the tapas and joules
Returned for dinner - loved the smoked haddock florentine and Pheasant with tagliatelle.

These guys are really trying to do everything right, and succeeding. You need to book because word is out about how good it is. We got there tonight (Saturday) at 6.30 and for the last unbooked table.

Very dog friendly too

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I've been coming to this pub for about 20 years but have not been for ages. The pub now has a new landlady and has recently opened after a refurbishment so my partner and I decided to eat there last night (6 April).

The refurbishment is very sympathetic to the charming character of this lovely old village pub and has improved the interior. The landlady and staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the Palmers beer as good as ever. We had 2 courses each and 2 beers each for £44 which I reckon is good value. We will definitely be back very soon!

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Have been coming to the Crown for many years and delighted to find that it is now thriving under its new custodians who are very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is excellent - good, robust food served in the restaurant whilst the bar buzzes with locals enjoying the splendid Palmer's beer. Well done!

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

What a fantastic place! This traditional country inn has it all, amazing food, great hospitality and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank hmash80
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