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The Crown Inn

52 High Street, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6RP, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Benson B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner and staff were pleasant and the breakfast was good but those merits were offset by our terrible room. We booked a "twin" but the room was furnished with two single beds end to end - hardly companionable. There was a high uncurtained window through which external lights shone all night. No television. There was no chair in the... More 

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Tim09347, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that the room Mr Sterne had was not up to the standards he expected. A twin is by definition 2 separate beds and the arrangement of not having them side by side has suited all other guests who have used the room. We do have a twin room with the beds side by side which could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Crown were fantastic last night when four in my party needed an early dinner as I was singing in a venue nearby. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff were fantastic and attentive. The risotto was heavenly and quick to arrive. Facilities were clean and professional. Many thanks!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

my sister and I were visiting family in Benson and needed somewhere local to stay. We booked the crown and we're delighted with every aspect. Lovely clean freshly renovated rooms, very friendly welcome and we had the most lovely meal in the evening. Breakfast was really lovely too. You have now converted us to Yorkshire Tea!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Note: I did not stay in this hotel, we came for Sunday lunch, I have however heard good things from family that have stayed. My mother-in-law was visiting from Hungary and we wanted to show her a traditional Sunday roast at our local pub. We were certainly not disappointed as the food was incredible - with all of us leaving... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Under new ownership with newly refurbished rooms, a pleasant Inn in this Thames side village in the Thames Valley. Log fires, pleasant atmosphere and numerous attractions close by, Oxford, Henley on Thames and Windsor with London 40 miles away.

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Warsash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stayed at this pub in September whilst in Benson to choose a canal boat holiday for next year. We were greater by Tim the landoor a lovely chap...His wife Germane was equally hospitable. ..We had a superb Sunday lunch and toffee sticky pud to die for! We found the twin room a little cramped. The bathroom door wouldn't close and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stayed here over the weekend to attend two functions in the neighboring town of Nettlebed. The Crown is staffed by exceedingly welcoming and friendly staff. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable and as an added bonus did not have a tv or radio. Some noise from the courtyard, but as we didn't arrive back until very late and the... More 

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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a wonderful couple of days at the Crown Inn. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We had an evening meal in the restaurant for 9 including 2 children and the food was really good. The room I stayed in was of good size with an en-suite shower of great quality. I have... More 

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37 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Breakfast: freshly prepared English or continental, excellent. The cook's wife or the landlady (Germaine) give you an excellent service. On the cook's day off, Germaine is the best substitute you can get! Room: clean, rather small bathroom but everything you need. For light sleepers: no double glazing, but not much traffic in the village. Try the resatuarant: the Polish cook... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here on 18th to 20th July and had a fabulous time. The room (No 6) we stayed in with our 5 year old daughter was decorated to a high standard. The bathroom was huge. We enjoyed 2 lovely meals in the restaurant. The breakfast was great. You could choose between full English, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or... More 

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