The Anvil Inn

The Anvil InnThis 16th Century thatched hotel, located just outside of Blandford Forum, offers guests a comfortable stay in peaceful surroundings. The hotel's restaurant and bar are open all day for you to relax and enjoy a meal and refreshments. For leisurely activities you can enjoy walks and visiting the local attractions. The historic towns of Salisbury, Dorchester, Sherborne, Shaftsbury and Wimborne are all within easy reach, whilst Dorset's beautiful coastline including Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Weymouth are all less than 40 minutes away.
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Sunday 29 November 2020
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The hotel's rooms are comfortably furnished.

Hotel details

The hotel is located one mile from the town centre.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 12 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking


  • Hiking


  • Internet Services
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant between 7:00 and 9:30 on Monday to Friday and from 8:00 to 10:00 on weekends. The hotel's bar and restaurant is open throughout the day until 22:00. The hotel's restaurant serves fresh local produce.


Wi-fi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


Salisbury Road, Pimperne,
DT11 8UQ Blandford Forum, Dorset

Travel information

The hotel has easy access to the A354. From the A354 turn straight into Anvil road and proceed to the hotel.

Area information

The hotel is one mile from the town centre. Royal Signal Museum (about 6.5 km) - The national museum of Army communication exhibits that have been used throughout wars and campaigns over that last 150 years. Cerne Abbas Giant (about 35.5 km) - A remnant of the 17th Century, this large white outline of a man is believed to be a unique aid to fertility. Lulworth Castle (about 38.5 km) - Famous for its cove, a natural horse-shaped harbour.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a baby cot.  One older child or adult is charged GBP 15 per night and person in an extra bed.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy