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Crown at Marnhull

Crown Road, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1LN
Find this pretty thatched inn, in a village very much on the Thomas Hardy trail, the author lived in the village for a while, and in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', Tess's baby was buried in the local churchyard – while the pub was given the name 'Pure Drop Inn'.
Expect a well-turned, out largely open-plan, layout with original wooden beams, an inglenook fireplace and a visible priesthole – some parts of the building dating back to the 16th century.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar, or in dedicated dining room.
An extensive traditional pub-style menu lists starters as diverse as ‘Prawn Cocktail’ & ‘Breaded Whitebait’ to ‘Goats Cheese & Asparagus Tartlet’ & ‘Potted Chicken Paté’.
Mains include Sharing Plates, ‘Liver & Bacon with Mash & Seasonal Vegetables’; ‘Hand-Carved Ham with Free-Range Eggs, Chunky Chips, Peas & Salad’; ‘Beer-Battered Cod & Chips’; ‘Curry of the Day’ – plus a selection of Burgers & Steaks.
A smart dedicated dining room inhabits one end of the building.
If you plan ahead, you could stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: Mon-Thurs & Sun 12.00-21.00, Fri & Sat 12.00-21.30; mains about £8 to £18; Sunday Carvery with 3 sittings 12,00-14.00, 14.00-16.00, 16.00-20.00 from £7.95
  • Dinner: Mon-Thurs & Sun 12.00-21.00, Fri & Sat 12.00-21.30; mains about £8 to £18
  • Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Gillingham Rail (5 miles)
  • Directions: See the map on this page.
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: check Christmas openings
  • Outside eating
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01258-820224
Address: Crown Road, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1LN
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