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The Crown Inn is a 16th century thatched pub on the Jurassic Coast The Crown Inn is a beautiful 16th century thatched pub situated in the village of Puncknowle (pronounced Punnel), a stones throw away from the stunning West Dorset coastline. New tenants Anna and James, two members of the Lemon family of five, assure you of a warm welcome to The Crown. There's plenty to do all year round, whether you are relaxing in the large beer garden with stunning views on a hot summers day, enjoying an award winning local ale in the bar next to the log burner or tucking into some traditional locally sourced pub fare. We also offer two lovely en-suite B&B rooms if you plan on spending days exploring the spectacular landscapes of the Dorset coastline and Jurassic Coast. We are more than happy to welcome dogs in the garden, upper bar area and bedrooms.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Recently stayed for a few nights. The pub is in the middle of village and well used by the locals. Our room was very nice, bed comfortable even though we're use to a king sized bed. The bathroom was a good size. Breakfast was continental only - but that was fine with us. We
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This beautiful inn is located in a very picturesque location. The ?owner greeted us both with handshakes and appeared genuinely friendly. I was slightly dubious being led to our room, as there was a slight smell of dampness. But hey, the place is a gazillion years old. I can
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We booked our stay at The Crown whilst vising relatives who had rented a house 5 mins from the pub, Ed and Rob were the best of hosts, welcoming, friendly and went above and beyond what you would expect - thank you both for looking after us in your lovely pub Best of luck for
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So glad we decided to give it one last chance. Had been going to this pub for 25 years, but have had a few years out as a horrid man had it for a sort while an couldn’t bring ourselves to go back. It is now back to what it was like when Ann & Mick (think that’s the names) had
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We booked a table for 7 for lunch including our dog. It couldn't have been easier as we had great difficulty finding anywhere else suitable to break up our journey. The owners and staff were exceptionally friendly and hospitable. Very dog friendly! We had fish and chips, burgers
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Room, overlooks front of hotel and road
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New updated rooms
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New updated rooms
There are plenty of walks in the area including the South Dorset Ridgeway - 17.5 miles but you only need walk part of it. Up to Hardy's monument is nice with great views. We saw plenty of dog walkers on that path.
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"It's in a very small village so there is almost no road noise ."
"Only two bedrooms as it's a small pub but ours was fine."
"One room ghas a 4 foot bed against the others with larger beds but it is cheaper."
"Although wifi is free , you won't get a signal from the rooms because of the thickness if the walls ...it is a very old building !"
"Room 3 (The Cottage) has separate entrance & is very quiet."
US$103 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandPuncknowle
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