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The Crown Inn

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Crown Road | Marnhull, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
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Birmingham, England
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night on business and as soon as you walk in you are met with a warm welcome along with a roaring log fire. The room I stayed in was very well appointed and had everything you required including a safe and fridge. I ate one of their signature 'Steak & Ale Pies' and it was... More 

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Edmondsham
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The minute you go through the front door you know you are in a friendly and very well Pub. (We did not stay the night just had lunch) The lunch was a buffet with a choice of large or small helping (1 or 3 choices of meat) with great roast potatoes and other fresh vegetables, I chose the lamb but... More 

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Dorset UK
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

having read a few reviews we were sceptical, have been going here many years, new landlord and lady. No worries at all, food great, atmosphere still same friendly and new people really sound. Beautiful decorations for Christmas,certainly on our return to list. To the negative lot, go back to Weatherspoons, you'll be happier there!

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1 Thank GraylingDorsetUK
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a gem, we were meant to stay nearby with friends but a sick child meant we needed to look for an overnight hotel and we came across this inn and read the reviews and booked last minute and we are so happy we did. The inn is just marvellous full of character original features from over 500 years... More 

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england
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Had a Christmas meal very resently with a very large group of us. Meal was great considering the size of the party, food was served hot to everyone and there was so much of it. It was a set priced menu which was extremely good value. A great night had by all.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We dined there several weeks ago with friends who selected the venue. Had that not been the case, my wife and I would have walked out. The attitude of the proprietress was nothing short of Basil Fawlty. We ordered two ‘signature’ pies. Never again! Having read numerous of their restaurant reviews, it appears that inconsistency and an inability to deal... More 

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Gemma H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for creating a TripAdvisor account just to leave your comments for us. It appears as though this may be a case of defending a friend with comments written so conveniently. Kind regards Gemma & Monty More 

Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have now visited the crown three times for our Saturday evening meal ,every time the food has been of the highest standard the staff excedingly friendly and welcoming. However on the last visit the evening was spoilt by the four people on the table next to us, who from the moment we sat down seemed intent on picking fault... More 

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United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My husband and I arrived mid afternoon for an overnight stay at this establishment. We were shown to our room by Gemma and they very kindly switched the heating on for us as it was such a cold day. The room facilities were very good and we had a very comfortable overnight stay. We had booked a meal in the... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

A visit with friends for my birthday. Great food, huge portions, friendly and good service, nice atmosphere as it was Halloween and staff and customers in fancy dress. Although some bar staff a little scary with face paint etc.! Only comment would be that the portions were too big I couldn't eat dessert!! Very children friendly.

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1 Thank MWfamily_PSL
Gemma H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to visit us for your birthday meal. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your evening with us, despite the fancy dress for Halloween! Our portions are large, although we do offer light bite portions for a smaller appetite, which may be of interest to you for your next visit. Thank you once again and we look... More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This was a shot in the dark as the first 2 pubs we tried to book were full for that weekend. It turned out to be an excellent choice - new owners had only been there 6 weeks and already it is a lovely welcoming pub with blazing log fires. We had a very comfortable room. Monty's meals were amazing... More 

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Gemma H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate your positive comments and we are very glad you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. We thank you for visiting us and we hope that you may come back again for another special occasion. Kind regards Gemma & Monty More 

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