It’s opening time this Friday for the new Duchess of Cornwall Inn – first peek here

Duchess of Cornwall, Poundbury
Duchess of Cornwall, Poundbury

The Duchess of Cornwall Inn will open its doors tomorrow to its first customers.

The eagerly awaited Hall & Woodhouse pub in Queen Mother Square will open at 12noon on Friday 4 November.

Manager Matt Hughes said the venue has been inundated with enquiries already for months with eager customers wanting to book a table.

It follows a grand opening last week by the Duchess of Cornwall during the historic official unveiling of Queen Mother Square by The Queen.

Matt Hughes added: “It was such a special event for us. It is a very big day and we are immensely proud of what we’ve achieved here.”

The new inn can cater for 120 customers across various different areas such as the snug, overlooking the Queen Mother Statue, the long banquet tables for parties of friends, then the charismatic bar and the cosy dining tables.

Matt added: “The design concept is that you never have to leave, everything you want can be catered for whether its breakfast, coffee and a cake, a quick bite or a three course meal.”

The pub features three floors of quirky areas and a comprehensive outdoor seating area with heating and parasols. Framed portraits of historic characters and royalty adorn the hand crafted grand staircase. Other original features include the entrance which is a copper mash tun that has been crafted into a doorway and a magnificent wooden bookcase which originally sat in the late David Woodhouse’s family home.

The first hotel for Poundbury

The Duchess of Cornwall features 20 rooms all designed in their own individual style, with the Duchess of Cornwall’s sister Annabel Elliot consulting on the design.

The hotel rooms will be available from 1st December 2016 and prices per night start at £130.

The Menu 

There are a number of menus including a snack menu a full menu including sharing platters, a wide selection of main courses and dishes of the day. The inn features a comprehensive wine menu and children’s menu.


The Duchess of Cornwall Inn will be open from 8am until close each day. The hotel rooms will be available from 1st December 2016.

To contact the inn call 01305 757569 and you can also book a table by visiting their website here.

 

 

 

 

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