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The Crown Inn

  • Church Street
  • Puncknowle
  • Dorchester
  • Dorset
  • DT2 9BN
3.4 miles from the centre of Abbotsbury


  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Live Entertainment
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • 3 comfortable rooms  
  • Tasty pub food  
  • Community store 

About this Pub Accommodation

A dog friendly 16th Century thatched inn on the Jurassic Coast, The Crown @ Puncknowle village is a real gem just 5 miles from Bridport and close to Chesil beach. Perfect for coastal walking and holidays with your furry four legged friend, guests are assured of a warm welcome in this cosy inn with a roaring open fire, comfy leather sofa seating and traditional pub games. Delicious menu choices feature local produce, from local suppliers - ranging from Dorset meats and South Coast fish to West Country cheeses - and fine real ales from local Palmers Brewery House. In November 2013, the team at the Crown opened a community village shop on-site which sells local meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, frozen and fresh foods, tins and everyday household items. Open 7 days a week, you can be sure that all your needs are catered for! 

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

We offer 3 cosy rooms, with en-suite and private facilities. They have traditional features including old beams and windows looking out over the old church and ensure you are relaxed and comfortable. You may be greeted by the bells ringing on a Sunday but, other than that, you should sleep peacefully! - Oh, and if you want to bring the whole family, dogs are welcome in the room too!

You will find in your room a television and DVD player, kettle, generous continental breakfast items featuring Dorset cereals, yoghurts, a natural oat bar and fresh fruit, a large muffin and in your own fridge with fresh milk and fruit juice. A selection of teas/ Dorset tea, hot chocolate and coffee are also provided. Optional cooked Dorset breakfasts are available for a small additional fee, served from 8.30 to 10am - please request breakfast when booking.  Why not book a stay online? 

Food and Drink

Optional cooked Dorset breakfasts are available for a small additional fee, served from 8.30 to 10am - please request breakfast when booking.

Enjoy the finest locally sourced home-cooked food and drink - the Crown's menus feature a range of traditional pub classics, changing specials and delicious desserts. For guests on the go we also serve a selection of snacks including our popular Crown Tapas slates.

Other Facilities

In the summer, there is a lovely garden, overlooking the Bride Valley, for you to relax in the sunshine, savouring a long, cool drink or dining al fresco. With mature shrubs and lovely views the garden offers a peaceful world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 


From October to Easter we also offer Motorhome Stopover facilities in our car park - access to toilets and water 24 hours. By prior arrangement. NO CHARGE - all we ask is that you eat and drink with us.

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