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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an unplanned Saturday evening in this lovely cosy welcoming pub. There were seats and tables available and the atmosphere was cosy and friendly. The beer pro secco and wine was really good and we had a bar snack that was delicious. There was a wedding party in process but this did not intrude on the evening. The courtyard...

Thank Margaret L
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed here before and there are some very good points about this hotel. It is old and full of character. The staff are polite and helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy. However this visit we were given a very small room which would have just been acceptable for a single visitor rather than a couple. We paid...

Thank Lesley B
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a large family group for a celebration. The menu looked "high end" but when the food arrived it was very poorly presented. Every plate had a massive, leathery Yorkshire pudding, whether you liked it or nor, if you ordered a roast dinner. This was lumped on the plate on top of some under-cooked cauliflower and peas with...

Thank berty08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The other half and I stayed here while visiting family in Abingdon. On first arrival the room looked amazing and we were both very impressed. The bathroom was also very modern and clean. There were no instructions for the air con so the room was freezing in November. After figuring it out the room became too hot and I had...

Thank Adam W
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel, bar and restaurant are separate set around a lovely cobbled courtyard strung with lighting giving a magical effect. Open fires in the bar and restaurant give a cosy welcoming feel. Rooms are clean comfortable and beautifully decorated. Fabulous breakfast choices, made to order served by friendly attentive staff. I Would love to return when on holiday rather than...

Thank MrsKEP
Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

We're lucky to have the tools with which to offer guests both a wonderful setting and incredible food. hearing back from people that their expectations have been met is very important to us. Thank you so much for the review.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a night, with my nine year old daughter, while visiting a friend, the location and the character of the place was what made me choose this place. The bedroom was spacious, beautifully decorated, with lots of character, and the bed was comfy. I specially liked the bathroom, with a beautiful free standing bath. It had wonky floors...

Thank anaka1981
Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to hear back from our guests - thank you for taking time out to review us and, hopefully, you feel inclined to come back for another night (or two) in the near future!

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely hotel in the heart of Abingdon. With a four poster bed and a stand alone bath this hotel is great value. I was here for a wedding with my family and it was great. Very welcoming with a great breakfast!

Thank Michael R
Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - its much appreciated.

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for my cousins wedding and our room is lovely. Four poster bed, stand alone bath, big fluffy towels, a copy of secret garden by the bed and a teapot on the drawers. It's the little things that can make all the difference and this hotel doesn't lack in these at all. The hotel has lots...

Thank Emmaellie2015
Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending time reviewing us. We really do try to put the effort in to making people feel welcome. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you'll come back to us next time you're in Abingdon.

suffolk, England
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had one night in the hotel with breakfast,dinner and a drink in the bar. It is immediatley apparent that this is an old historic hotel that has recently been tastefully refurbished without loosing any of its charm - this is particularly noticable in the bar and restaurant. The staff throughout were friendly and helpful. Our room (no 2) was...

Thank suffolkpoet
Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

We are so lucky to have the opportunity to manage a property that has such a unique history and have tried very hard to refurbish it in keeping with both modern trends and the building's past. Thank you so much for complimenting our staff who really do appreciate hearing back from our guests. Please come back to us soon.

Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

have just returned from an informal lunch. Good choice on the menu we had a range of different styles OPen kitchens means that you can watch the chefs make your food table next to us had a very early afternoon tea which looked good Poached eggs always my test ofplace were good and all the food looked good

Thank Liz M
Crown_Thistle, Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the time reviewing us - come back again soon!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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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: $165 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Room 2 was delightful but overlooks the main road so there is a little noise from traffic”
 of 5 bubbles suffolkpoet, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles BecksyDartford, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have problems with stairs ask for a room with easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanG618, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Exec doubles are delightful. Choose a courtyard view as road view can be noisy but there is good sound proofing”
 of 5 bubbles Markmasento, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Inside of the hotel is a labyrinth- avoid if you have disability.”
 of 5 bubbles roamerLondon, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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