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Crown Road | Marnhull, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
441258820224
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good pub, with some fascinating historical features. Was featured as 'The Pure Drop In' by Thomas Hardy. Hall & Woodhouse beers, reasonable wine selection and good pub grub. The Sunday roast is excellent.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went for dinner for the first time to this popular local pub not knowing what to expect. We were greeted by the bar staff who seemed a little disinterested, were monosyllabic and frankly not very welcoming. We were allocated a table and handed menus and we found our own way there. Clearly, full waitress service was not operated and... More 

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Whitland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Well - it doesn't matter with the Crown. Judging by Friday and Saturday nights, many locals use it as an old fashioned pub and the atmosphere is very welcoming and busy- a good pub It's a good restaurant too. Two of us enjoyed the food, generous portions and well served - delicious. We noted some past comments about long waits... More 

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1 Thank Christopher T
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Another great night at The Crown. We all ordered the pies. Absolutely outstanding, without a doubt the best pie we have ever had. Great Pub, great atmosphere, great service and a super great chief. We will definitely be back again soon.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I don't know what has happened in the Crown in Marnhull, but went for the carvery last Sunday and it was a total disappointment. We got there at just after 12.30 and was surprised that the car park was quiet. Not that many in the restaurant or the bar for that matter and possibly it was because of the carvery.... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, and I apologise that you felt that your experience with us on this occasion was disappointing, although I am a little taken back by some of your bold comments. Yes we were quieter than usual on Sunday day time last week, but in no way do I feel that that is due to our Sunday... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent Sunday lunch was offered by the team at the Crown.Their carvery is all set out,hot and steaming.As I am vegetarian I was well impressed by being offered their home made nut roast and veggie gravy.Thank you very much.It was delicious.!A choice of roast and new potatoes plus Yorkshires and stuffing and a huge choice of vegetables like green beans... More 

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1 Thank Pauline466
Gemma H, Owner at Crown Inn, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your review on behalf of the whole Team here at The Crown. We are pleased that you enjoyed your nutroast and very much look forward to welcoming you back again! Kind regards Gemma & Monty More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

we ate here on Easter Sunday for a roast, we had three meats and a lot of veg. This really was a spectacular deal and plenty of veg. It is a carvery so you serve yourself with the veg a nd the chef does the meat for you.

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1 Thank Angela T
Highworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If someone wanted to know what a good English pub should be like...this is it. Old fashioned, roaring fire, good beers, excellent food, a bit quirky in places and outstanding staff. - the welcome and service were spot on. Well worth a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Yet another great trip to the crown, this time for their Sunday carvery which once again didn't disappoint. Excellent quality and choice of veg for the carvery as well as the normal menu too. Lumpy bumpy cake was excellent as was the service we received! Can't wait for the next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for Easter Weekend and can say the food is delicious. Make sure you book as it gets very busy. We tried food from the main menu, the specials board and the Sunday carvery and all were very good with very generous portions. The pub is very quaint with a lovely open fire. Nice large garden for sunny days and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crown Road | Marnhull, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: 441258820224

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