Crown Hotel sits on the edge of Blandford, with views of the Stour River's water meadows and the town. It has a gastro-style restaurant and a stylish, upmarket bar. There has been an inn on this site since the 1300s. The friendly, welcoming team will aim to make your stay enjoyable. All rooms are en suite and host some unique furniture, and Crown Hotel also has meeting rooms and a 200-seater function suite. Blandford Forum is nestled in Hardy's 'Blackmore Vale', 40 km from Bournemouth and 32 km from Salisbury.