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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 1 week ago
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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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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Three of us had a very nice meal ... and only a few drinks. Our friends tuna salad was "fabulous" even though the tuna seemed a little pink it was much enjoyed. Sea Bass & pie of the day equally enjoyed. We're locals but our friend isn't and the place hit the spots for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 2.45pm and lunches stopped at 3pm! We were welcomed in and although one meal was no longer available, the beef roast dinner was very enjoyable. Crisp roast potatoes, big yorkshire pudding & selection of vegetables (not overcooked and a generous portion of meat too. I chose to have a child's meal and was glad that I did... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting a friend in Benson we decided to go for an afternoon drink in the beer garden. As soon as we arrived the bar maid was rude and snappy. Having stayed for only one glass of wine, we accidentally knocked one of the glasses off the table (accidents happen). The bar maid then proceeded to come outside in a huff,... More 

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

As the owners Germaine & I are disappointed that during our absence the level of courtesy given to this guest was not what we expect, irrespective of the circumstances, and for this we offer our apologies. If the guests in question would care to contact us we would like to attempt to put thing right. More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crown in was clean and comfortable! It was like being away from home with all the comforts of home. Our room looked over a beautiful garden, it was the most picturesque place! The staff was so kind and the food was delicious! Benson England is a true gem with the Crown Inn at its heart. We can't wait to... More 

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Congleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Welcoming and friendly owners who happily produced lunch for an unannounced party of 14 at 2 o'clock on a Saturday. Good quality, good value food - some of us also had dinner in the evening which was likewise excellent and well priced. Good breakfast, freshly cooked. Our room was good, plenty of space with a good bathroom / shower -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Clean & Simple, confortable beds, large bathroom. There is even a pub and a restaurant (Which is closed on Sunday and Monday Evening unfortunately for me) The breakfast was nice. Overall a very nice atmosphere !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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