The Crown Inn at Marnhull

Address
The Crown Inn,
Crown Road,
Marnhull,
Dorset,
DT10 1LN
Opening Times
mon12:00 - 23:00
tue12:00 - 23:00
wed12:00 - 23:00
thu12:00 - 23:00
fri12:00 - 23:00
sat12:00 - 23:00
sun12:00 - 23:00

Overview

The Crown Inn is an award-winning thatched village inn that is steeped in history & offers great food & drink, welcoming hospitality & quality guest accommodation.

We’re located in Marnhull just 3 miles from Sturminster Newton & within the rural & picturesque Blackmore Vale. Originally a 16th century coaching inn, the premises retain such original features as its wooden beams, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces & timber walling. There’s even a priest hole that formally linked the pub to the nearby St Gregory’s Church!

For literary fans, Thomas Hardy often frequented the pub, which also features as the ‘Pure Drop Inn’ in his iconic novel ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’, in which the village of Marnhull is his ‘Marlott’, which he imagined to be Tess’s birth place.

Today, the premises feature characterful & charming dining areas, whether you dine in The Library, The Hardy Room, The Pure Drop room or any of its other relaxing dining spaces. There’s also a wonderful bar/dining area hat’s full of character & a great place to relax.

Externally, The Crown Inn has a large car park to the side & an award-nominated fully enclosed, walled beer garden to the rear.

We are also dog-friendly, welcome families & have easy-access.

Food is served daily from 12pm & our main menu include a range of delicious, freshly-prepared homemade pub classics, using quality local produce wherever possible. We also have a fish & pie selection offering lovely fish dishes & a selection of hearty, homemade pies. We also have a range of daily specials offering something a bit different, often with such options as duck, pheasant & venison. We’ve also a range of vegetarian & vegan options. We’re renowned too for our Sunday carvery, with a choice of succulent meats, all-you-can-eat veg plus all the trimmings. Large plate & light bite options are available on many meal options, as well as a children’s menu.

Our bar offers a range of draught & bottled Hall & Woodhouse Badger real ales, along with an extensive range of wines (incl. vegan), lagers, ciders & spirits, including over 50 gins, as well as digestifs & non-alcoholic drinks, including quality freshly-brewed coffees & speciality teas.

The Crown Inn also boasts 7 guest rooms, including family rooms & an easy-access room; each of which offers individually-furnished, comfortable, quality accommodation. Our B&B guests can also enjoy a fantastic complimentary breakfast to set you up for the day.

A stay at The Crown Inn also makes for an ideal base from which to explore Hardy’s Wessex & everything else this wonderful part of the world has to offer.

We also offer a range of hot & cold finger buffets, sandwich buffets, hot servery buffets & high teas, as well as BBQs, hog roasts & other al fresco catering options. Bespoke catering options are also possible, making The Crown Inn highly suited to hosting all manner of events, including celebratory parties, Christenings, wakes & other family gatherings.

With it’s timeless & characterful setting, great food & drink & quality guest accommodation, The Crown Inn has it all, whether you say with us, dine with us or simply enjoy a relaxing drink.

Prices

Accepted Payment Methods

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Map

The Crown Inn, Crown Road, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1LN

Accessibility

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Additional Accessibility

Family Friendly

Parking

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Parking Instructions

Easily-accessible, free on-site parking via the Crown Road entrance.