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The Crown

Crown Road, Marnhull, Shaftesbury, Dorset  DT10 1LN View Map.

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Tel. 01258 820224

pub opening times meal times
Daily 10am - 11pm Daily 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm

About Us

The Crown, also known as the Pure Drop Inn, is located in the pretty village... Read more

About our venue

The Crown, also known as the Pure Drop Inn, is located in the pretty village of Marnhull in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. This quaint 16th Century Inn was frequented by Mr Hardy himself and featured in his novel ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’...! This venue retains many of its original features and character including the original wooden beams, inglenook fireplace and priest hole (where catholic priests hid in the 16th Century during the reformation period). Today delicious food is served in the Library restaurant, bar and beautiful walled garden during the summer, if the weather permits. Your meal can be complemented by a choice wine or real ale served to perfection, if preferred. We have very comfortable accommodation which allows you to explore the surrounding countryside and nearby towns at your leisure by day whilst relaxing in the comfort of this rather special Inn during the evening . Be sure to come and try us in the near future.



Hall & Woodhouse

Our Food

Homemade Traditional English Fayre, all freshly prepared & cooked to ord...Read more

Hall & Woodhouse food

Homemade Traditional English Fayre, all freshly prepared & cooked to order, served from our main menu & regularly changing Specials menu which features lots of fish dishes. Al fresco dining in the garden is popular during the summer months.

Meal Times

Daily 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm

Table Service

We have full table service in our dining area


Hall & Woodhouse

Stay with Us

Our five rooms combine the style and furnishings you’d expec... Read more & Book a room

Stay with Us

Accommodation Details

Our five rooms combine the style and furnishings you’d expect from a country hotel, with an enviable location in the middle of Hardy Dorset. Freeview TV on a HD plasma screen, music stereo, tea & coffee making facilities, room safe & mini bar.

Have a Function with Us

We can cater for occasions such as weddings, anniversaries etc. We can provi... Read more

Have a Party

Functions

We can cater for occasions such as weddings, anniversaries etc. We can provide a 3 course sit down meal either in a private dining room or in a marquee for up to 150 people. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Walled Beer Garden at the rear
  • Patio Area to front
  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking

GENERAL FACILITIES

  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Easy Access Toilet

OTHER

  • Children Welcome when well behaved
  • Dogs Welcome in the bar & gardens, not in the rooms
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Cash Back available
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted