We are a 30 bedroom hotel in the centre of Blandford Forum, in the heart of Dorset.  We have a strong functions trade as well as being the hub of the town.

We will be re-opening in May after a major refurbishment and are recruiting now.

The Crown is part of Hall and Woodhouse which is one of the oldest regional brewers in the country and the brewery is located 300 meters from the Crown, so we have very close ties. 

We’ve been brewing beer since 1777, ever since an enterprising Charles Hall started brewing beer for the troops stationed in Weymouth whilst they waited to face Napoleon. Over the years we’ve continued to innovate in beer and pubs, ensuring that we remain an independent family company at the forefront of the brewing and hospitality industry.

Our pub estate has grown to over 200, stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton and you can find our award-winning range of Badger bottled ales nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses.

Owned and run by the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family, with Mark Woodhouse and Anthony Woodhouse as the current stewards, we’re proud to be a leading independent regional brewer with an established pub estate of beautiful pubs in great locations across the South of England.

We’ve built our managed pub-restaurant estate to be places that delight our guests and that our teams are proud of.

Badger beer remains the golden thread that runs throughout our business, hence why you’ll only find our award-winning Badger cask ales in our own pubs. Our bottled range, as well as having a leading position in the take-home market, can also now be enjoyed in many countries across the globe.

We are a values led business where our team are at the heart of everything we aspire to.