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The Crown & Thistle

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14/06/2017 15/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is perfectly situated near to the main Abingdon market square and the Thames river with its' lovely walks and pubs. The hotel is very old in style though it has been completely modernised. The rooms were very clean and quiet and nicely decorated with an old style stand alone bath etc. The rooms were very dark and have...

Thank Heflin666
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Heflin666, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of our breakfast selection but of course, we will look into a wider selection. We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest reagrds, Dio and the Crown and Thistle team

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely room and friendly staff. Nice and quiet during the night, even though there was a wedding going on at the time. Had a good sleep in the comfy bed. Two little pointers to improve further would be some face cloths/ flannels in the bathroom and some yoghurt and granola in the breakfast options.

Thank LynnAcheson
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi LynnAcheson, Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We take all your comments on board and this is something we will look into and try to improve. Kindest regards, Dio and the Crown and Thistle team

Reviewed 20 April 2017

I can really recommend this historic location, found in 1605. The rooms are like in a Harry Potter movie, very cosy, The bar and restaurant is classic countryside food. I will come back whenever I am in Oxfordshire.

Thank Michael V
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Michael V, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We ensure all our guests feel at home when visiting us or staying with us so we are glad you felt so cosy with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind Regards, Dio and the Crown and Thistle team

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We joined the group of c80 people about 8pm but with most of them having been involved with the earlier wedding. Our experience was excellent and the staff certainly made a major difference to the event for our friends from Hereford (the bride's parents) and the groom's parents from N. Ireland.

Thank Richard G
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Richard G, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. I will pass the message to the team. We look forwrd to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Dio and the Crown and Thistle team

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Stayed here on business 29/30th March, l had room 20 in a nice quiet corner. Cracking little place, friendly and efficient staff, very clean and well presented room. Great location. Ate out with friends in town, but breakfast was top notch. Very enjoyable stay and would recommend.

Thank KevandAnnette
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi KevandAnnette, Thank you for the amazing review. You will be pleased to hear we will have even quicker wifi for your next visit and some new dishes on our Breakfast menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Dio and The Crown and Thistle team

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The hotel is well located in the centre of Abingdon. The staff are friendly and the service in the restaurant is good. Our bedroom on the second floor is accessed by quite steep narrow stairs. Rather unusual decor with dark painted walls below wallpaper which was blue with gold flies on it, not really to my taste. The air conditioning/...

Thank 13JKM
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi 13JKM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Great news you enjoyed our service and Breakfast. The flies on the wall are meant to be bumble bees it's a shame it's not to your liking. We are surprised with your comment about the temperature of the bathroom this has never been brought our attention we...

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We often wander down for a drink especially a Sunday lunchtime when the restaurant is always full but we sit in the comfortable bar and order a light bite - great choice including platters friendly staff - wish they had the wood burners on all the time though to add to the atmosphere, if you can grab one f the...

Thank VancouverSeagull
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi VancouverSeagull, Thank you for taking your time to leave us your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoy visiting us on a regular basis. We are currently launching our new Spring/Summer menu we look forward to your feedback on your next arrival. Kind Regards, Dio and The Crown & Thistle team

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very good service, meals (steak) was excellent although not rare as required it was very tender and tasty. We asked for extra vegetables and were disappointed with the choice. We found the vegetables very oily. However the house red wine was excellent and not as expensive as other restaurants. Perfect for a family meal. Very modern décor in an old...

1Thank ChrissyFal
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi ChrissyFal, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our great service and food we only use fresh, locally sourced produce so its great to hear its appreciated. Sorry to hear the vegetables were very oily I will pass this on to the Head Chef. We will be happy yo...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The sat Nav won't take you to the car park, you might be better off using Waitrose postcode as its at the back of the hotel. Nice warm welcome, lovely room, nice & spacious. Good bathroom, only criticism would be the shower head was too large for the cubicle. Really nice toiletries & so fresh coffee in the room! There...

1Thank LandBW7568
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi LandBW7568, Thanks for taking the time to get in touch. We are sorry to hear you did not have a great experience with us, we will look into this. I will have a brief with the team regarding breakfast this is not our usual routine. We are very proud of what we offer to our hotel residents, we hope...

Culpeper, Virginia
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I stayed at the Crown and Thistle last week for business and it was great! The staff is friendly and helpful, the was well appointed and clean, and the restaurant and pub are fantastic! The location is very convenient to all of the shops and restaurants downtown. I will definitely be back.

Thank norm911
OISite, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi norm911, Thanks for getting in touch with us. It's great to hear from someone staying on business with such positive feedback. As well as our great service and great food, we are upgrading our wifi so next time you stay with us you will be able to firm up any business. Please remember to book directly with us for...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Crown & Thistle Restaurant
The Crown & Thistle Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, European
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Crown & Thistle has benefited from a £1.8m refurbishment and is a stunning restaurant, bar and rooms with character and elegance.Serving quality food and drink all day every day, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, as well as a range of coffees, fine wines, cocktails, local real ales and international lagers, it is the perfect place to relax in comfortable surroundings.There are 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms with luxury features and finishings, and a stunning function room, The Barn, for private celebrations, weddings and functions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crown & Thistle

Address: 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Price Range: $170 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown & Thistle 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“First floor rooms for disabled or older guests. Second floor rooms for anyone else.”
Heflin666, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“look to the backyard is nicer than to the main street.”
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“Room 2 was delightful but overlooks the main road so there is a little noise from traffic”
suffolkpoet, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel”
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“If you have problems with stairs ask for a room with easy access.”
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