Greg & Sarah look forward to
welcoming you to their new pub

The Blacmore Vale Inn

This web site is no longer supported by the Crown so the information
here is only accurate up to 2008.

Welcome to The Crown at Marnhull

This most enchanting of old pubs in the middle of rural Dorset has been offering a warm welcome, good ale and food for 500 years or more. Thomas Hardy was a visitor here and used it in his book “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”. Today the pub sells fine Badger ales and home cooked food is served lunchtimes and evenings. With an extensive menuoffering snacks, starters, main courses and puddings. It has a large car park and once inside the many tables ensure there is always somewhere to sit. To the rear is a beautiful beer garden with plenty of seating and external heating.

The Crown sign, Marnhull

Opening Times:
11am to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm
Monday to Saturday
12am to 3pm & 6pm to 10:30pm

Food is served:
12 – 2:30 ………. Lunchtime
6:30 – 9:30 ………. Evening

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Inglenook fireplace, The Crown at MarnhullThe Menu

Go to our Menu page to see the choice of mouth watering offerings our head Chef and Landlord Greg has put together. Wherever possible Greg uses local produce and he personally ensures that it is of the best and freshest quality. To go with your meal there is a range of 18 different wines to choose from.


The Bar, The Crown at MarnhullThe Bar

The bar offers the wide range of beers, spirits and soft drinks you’d expect from a Badger Brewery pub.

Real Ales:

Badger First Gold
“A classic country ale from
Dorset using a single English
hop for
purity and character.”

“A premium traditional ale
of legendary character”

The Crown painted by Chris SharpThe Crown

This lovely, part thatched, 16th century building boasts many original features. A Priest hole that once led to St Gregory’s Church can still be seen.

I’m sure Thomas Hardy would have had a beer or two in front of the fire when he was deciding what a miserable life poor Tess was to have.

Find out more about the history of The Crown and Marnhull by clicking here

The beer garden has plenty of tables and
even heating for those brisk summer evenings.

Garden panorama, The Crown at Marnhull

The Crown, Crown Road, Marnhull, Dorset. DT10 1LN. Tel: 01258 820224

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