David & Karin welcome you to the Crown Inn & hope you enjoy your visit.
Karin had a very successful award winning Freehouse in the village of Chapmanslade, Wiltshire for over 16 years, followed by a restaurant at a Hampshire Golf Club, where she was Chef for over 10 years. David was Steward at a Hampshire Golf Club followed by Steward for the British Legion. Both of us having been in the hospitality trade for many years, decided to return to the West Country where we come from & took over The Crown Inn on 6th January 2016. The village of Uploders is a lovely place to be, with excellent walks & stunning views
Since taking over we have redecorated, to give the pub a feel of a country cottage Inn which is well supported locally.Whatever the weather, take a visit to the Crown either to eat or drink inside a traditional West Dorset Country Pub, or enjoy the large enclosed garden. Our cosy Bar is warm & welcoming, with a real fire in winter.
The Crown is family run with the help of our excellent team. David in the Bar serving 3 changing Palmers Real Ales, Wines, Spirits or Soft drinks & Karin who is the Chef, preparing only the freshest of mouth watering food, all home -cooked along with an excellent selection of homemade desserts. Our menu changes frequently, but the usual favourites are almost always available. Karins homemade Pies with many variations on fillings are a big favourite.
Since taking over the Crown Inn we have received the TRIPADVISOR EXCELLANCE AWARDS 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 plus TASTE OF THE WEST AWARD SILVER 2018. TASTE OF THE WEST GOLD 2019. We are very proud of all our awards, which are a credit also to our wonderful team who work along side of us. David has also received three Beer awards for the past 3 years.
We host three Crown Golf Days through the year. New month of June, September & our special one in November (Turkey Trot) win your Christmas Turkey from a local supplier. These are played Texas Scramble format, Posters are up early & Facebook page showing information on where & what time. All prizes are supplied by ourselves~ Its a brilliant day & well supported, should you be interested we would ask you to contact us & leave your details so we can add you on our teams list.
There are lots of Holiday Cottages around us & we see many of the visitors returning time & time again, with some becoming good friends. There is also an excellent B & B named Dippers very close to the pub should you want a visit to Uploders.
With Covid 19 we are taking names from one of your party with phone number for Track & Trace, on arrival at the Crown Inn. Hand Sanitisers are to be used on entering premises & are available through out. There is no service at the Bar, you will be allocated your booked table, these being spaced out. We only have 3 available tables for visitors with dogs inside, but when weather permitting they can be in the garden, as room allows. Fresh paper menus for each table, which are disposed of after ordering. Our team will be wearing Face Shields for table service. Please bear with us as it can get busy & the system is slower than normal due to safety measures in place.
WE CAN ACCEPT VISITORS FOR DRINKS ONLY, PROVIDING SPACE AVAILABLE
We do our best to make sure guests can eat with us at the Crown, but strongly recommend that a Booking be made for a table before hand, as we do get very busy at times.
Whether you are local to the area or visiting beautiful Dorset, a warm, friendly welcome awaits you from David, Karin and the team.
Telephone 01308 485356 for bookings or information
The Crown at Uploders is very easy to find, just ½ mile off the A35 from Dorchester, 1 mile east of Bridport.
You can find us on facebook, where we advertise any up & coming events happening.