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The Crown Inn

Church Street, PUNCKNOWLE, Dorchester, DT2 9BN

This picturesque 16th-century pub was once the haunt of smugglers on their way from nearby Chesil Beach to visit prosperous customers in Bath. There's a traditional, welcoming atmosphere within the rambling, child- and dog-friendly bars with their log fires, comfy sofas and low beams. Home-cooked food ranges from pizzas, tapas slates and multi-grain sandwiches to seasonally changing dishes like fish pie; chickpea and roasted vegetable tagine; and local pork belly with cranberry and apple compôte. Enjoy a glass of real ale or one of the wines by the glass with a meal, or while playing one of the many traditional board games that are dotted around the pub. The lovely garden overlooks the Bride Valley.

Further information

Tel: 01308 897711
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Best Bitter, 200, Copper Ale, seasonal ales


All week
all day (Nov-Etr 11-3 5.30-10.30)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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From A35 through Litton Cheney to Puncknowle. Or from Swyre on B3157 follow Puncknowle signs

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