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The Crown & Thistle

Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a business trip and must say I was delighted (once I found the car park)! Old building but modern and traditional feel at the same time. Room was spacious, staff friendly. Bar cosy and very comfortable. Restaurant food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night at this hotel whilst walking the Thames Path. Very near the path so convenient for this. Good car park once you find it! Friendly staff and efficient reception. Room 15, twin room comfortable and quiet. Very dark even with all lights on, difficult to do make up. Individual bottle of red wine from mini bar ludicrous price... More 

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

Hi KimK, As I’m sure you know The Crown & Thistle is a very old building and unfortunately as a result some of the rooms are very dark and I can only apologise. Due to it’s Grade II listing we are limited to what we can do with regards to the lighting and have done our best to provide as... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here late December 2014 for one night on the way home from Southampton. Friendly welcoming Receptionist showed us to our room and offered to carry bags for us. Room was a little small (but to be expected for such an old property) but very well furnished. It was a little dark so needed all the lights on. Not really... More 

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

Hi The Telford Three, We’re so pleased you chose to stay at The Crown and Thistle on your way home and thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. As you stated in your review, the age of the building can mean that some of the bedrooms are a little small but we have done our... More 

Oxford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just had my 50th Birthday Party at The Crown and Thistle, the service I received from the initial meeting to discuss the party right though to the event was brilliant - Kate Hemmings you were a star and a real credit to the hotel, all the other staff were so polite and helpful nothing was ever to much... More 

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

Dear Capricorn, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Customer service is very important to us at The Crown & Thistle and as such we provide a lot of training for all our team so it's great when we receive such comments as these. I'm so glad we could help make your birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a 50th birthday party at the crown and thistle. The bar staff worked incredibly hard and became part of a fabulous party. Overall an excellent evening and would definitely recommend this venue.

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

Hi Louise, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us at The Crown & Thistle. Thank you for your lovely comments about our staff, it is always so motivating for the whole team to receive feedback, particularly when it relates to service, and to know that their hard work... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in the old part of Abingdon. Dates back to 1605 and has had £1.6m spent on it and it shows. Friendly staff, lovely furnishings. We didn't have dinner but the breakfast was excellent. Can't think of any negatives. Will definately go again.

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

Thank you so much for the great review JohnCyprus. We're so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay at The Crown & Thistle and for your lovely comments about our staff and food. Next time you visit hopefully you can join us for dinner so you can sample our evening menu. We do hope to see you again soon. The Crown... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We drove about sixty miles to have lunch at the Crown & Thistle in Abingdon and would happily drive twice as far again. Excellent food from an imaginative menu. The hotel has been beautifully modernised, without losing the charm of the old coaching inn. Were not able to stay this time.

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

Hi Mariette S, What a lovely review, thank you! We pride ourselves on sourcing the finest quality ingredients for our dishes and are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and the variety of meals offered. We are delighted you like the restoration, we have tried to keep as much of the original charm and character as possible and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Executive Double room and it was lovely. Big comfortable bed, decorated really warmly and the bathroom with the roll top bath was a great finishing touch. The staff are really friendly and provided a great service. We also ate in the restaurant which served good food and again staff provided a great service. All in all... More 

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

Hi Michelle W, We are delighted you had a wonderful stay in our lovely executive room, it’s one of our favourites! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us in the restaurant and I am pleased you received excellent service in our hotel and restaurant throughout your stay. I will make sure to pass on your kind... More 

Scotland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We arrived there on a wet, cold night and received a warm welcome and the nice gal schlepped with us to the top floor to show us where our room was. Each room has its own design and yet it retains its historical character, some people have said they felt some rooms were dark with the painted wood etc. but... More 

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

Hi DollyBirdScotland, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, it is always nice to hear such positive comments. When we restored the hotel, we tried to keep as much of the original character and charm to keep the rooms cosy and atmospheric and are pleased that you agree- definitely the perfect place to curl up with... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a beautifully restored 16th century coaching inn in central Abingdon. We stayed there with some friends and enjoyed the bar and restaurant and can't recommend it highly enough. Full of character and quirkiness, they have thought of lots of little extras (e.g. iPod docking station and illuminated make up mirror etc in the rooms). The beds are extremely... More 

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

Hi Fiona B, Thank you for your lovely review, we are thrilled you had wonderful stay with us. The Crown and Thistle recently underwent a huge restoration but we tried to keep as much of the original character and charm as possible and are pleased you like it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the... More 

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Address: Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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