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The Anvil Inn

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Front of property
Double Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Double Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Anvil Inn

The Anvil Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star Blandford Forum inn with bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

97 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
The price is £64
Price available on 11/12/2022
Salisbury Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, England, DT11 8UQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Wareham Station - 24 min drive
  • Poole Station - 24 min drive
  • Dorchester Moreton Station - 24 min drive


  • Namaste Gurkha - 4 min drive
  • Forum Frier - 4 min drive
  • Brasserie 65 - Blandford - 4 min drive
  • Reeves - 4 min drive
  • Simla Tandoori - 4 min drive

About this property

The Anvil Inn

When visiting Blandford Forum, The Anvil Inn is a great choice to consider. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Slovak

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge


  • Garden


  • English
  • Slovak

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Anvil Inn Pimperne
Anvil Inn
Anvil Pimperne
Anvil Inn Blandford Forum
Anvil Blandford Forum
The Anvil Inn Inn
The Anvil Inn Blandford Forum
The Anvil Inn Inn Blandford Forum

Frequently asked questions

Does The Anvil Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Anvil Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Anvil Inn?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Anvil Inn on 11 Dec 2022 start from £64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Anvil Inn?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Anvil Inn?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Anvil Inn?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Anvil Inn.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Anvil Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Anvil Inn and nearby?
The Anvil Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Anvil Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Namaste Gurkha (2.5 mi), Brasserie 65 - Blandford (2.6 mi) and Reeves (2.7 mi).
What's the area around The Anvil Inn like?
The Anvil Inn is located a short 13-minute walk from Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs. Travellers say that this inn is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved it here
What a little gem The Anvil Inn turned out to be! It's a beautiful old thatched building, and as you would expect with an old building, the stairs could prove a little steep for some peoole but we didn't have any trouble bounding up them; there is one spot where the door to the guest floor is a little low, but it's been thoughtfully padded, so no banged noggins here. We stayed in Room No.5 which was really cosy and had a little en-suite with a decent shower and very fluffy towels. Tea and Coffee making facilities were provided, a decent hairdryer and a TV, so everything that we needed. The room was absolutely spotless! We stayed two nights as visiting family and friends in Dorset and we had them visit both nights for dinner in the pub. The food we had was really good, very tasty and cooked to perfection... And very reasonably priced. Now that we have found (and stayed at) The Anvil Inn, it'll be our place of choice whenever we're visiting.
Donna, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice old coaching in less than 2 miles away from GDSF.
Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely 17th century Hotel/pub
Very clean 17th Century Hotel. Staff very welcoming
Sadie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pleasant Stay whilst on Business
Small but lovely room with everything needed for a one night stay. It felt as though it had been recently refurbished and the cleaning was to a high standard. Check in was good and I was shown to my room although I did have to wait a short while as there is no front desk. The menu was impressive and my evening meal was very good. On the downside, it was quite noisy with the quiz night in the pub during the evening but this did end at 10pm to my relief. The breakfast was average and service was poor. The rain shower was non existent and the attachment was very slow and squealed whilst in use which made me conscious of disturbing other guests due to the lack of soundproofing as the building is very old.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place to stop for the night.
feni, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mike, 2-night trip
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