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The Crown & Thistle

Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a break to visit oxford, this hotel is in a perfect position in Abingdon a short bus ride away from oxford. It has so much history including visiting kings . Welcoming staff , restaurant and bar separate but all around a courtyard. Fab food in the restaurant and not too expensive. Had a secret escapes deal and was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked 2 nights through secret escapes. Small but very cosy bedroom. Decor quite dark but we liked this. Exceptional bathroom with roll top bath and large shower. Food was very good especially breakfasts and waiters were very attentive and helpful as were all the staff. Easy bus trip into Oxford and boat rides available too. All in all a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I booked for our tenth anniversary through secret escapes and had an outstanding stay. Cannot fault and part of the hotel. Carol, mirko out waiter and the maître'd were especially worthy of note for their five star service throughout, but all the staff were superb and a credit to the hotel. It's location couldn't be more perfect... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently spent two nights at the Crown & Thistle and couldn't fault it. Friendly staff, excellent food including delicious freshly cooked breakfasts. Room was quirky which made it special, all rooms are individual. Good value for money and would certainly visit again.

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

Hi Gary, It’s wonderful to hear that you had a great couple of days with us. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed the individually decorated, quirky décor – we like to think that it makes every room that little bit more special. We’d love for you to come back and visit us soon, The Crown and Thistle Team More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great two night stay at the Crown and Thistle. Superb staff, good restaurant, nice bar, rooms well renovated. We would come back and would recommend this to anyone going to Abingdon or the surrounding area..

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

Hi Baconsandwiches, We’re really pleased that you had a lovely stay with us and it’s great that you like the renovations. Taking over a traditional venue and renovating it as much as we have is always a risk, but we put a lot of work into rejuvenating and modernising the Crown and Thistle to make it a vibrant part of... More

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We booked a 2 night break via 'Secret Escapes' so got a very good deal with dinner included one night and a free bottle of wine if eating in restaurant on second night. Check in was effortless, first impression of our room was great, the furniture and fixings are of very high quality and although our room was quite snug... More

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

Hi Jkjk74, It’s so lovely to hear that you had a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! It’s incredibly motivating for the whole team to get such positive feedback and we’ll definitely take your comment about a shower shelf into consideration! As the rooms are all personalised and different they do... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I cannot praise this hotel enough. Traveling from london to oxford to visit my sister wanted to stay local. Came here after 9 pm thinking we hadn't a hope of a reservation. All very last minute. Place is very quaint lovely quirky rooms double glazing so no noise. Staff were very helpful and friendly a massive thanks to the lady... More

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

Hi Emaigh21, We’re delighted to hear that you had such a pleasant time with us, it’s so encouraging to hear that we’re doing it right! We will definitely pass on your kind words to the breakfast team. We hope to see you again soon! The Crown and Thistle Team More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have just spent one night in this hotel It is located right in the centre of Abingdon next to the Market Square and near to the river. Check in was speedy and very friendly and we were shown to our romm and all details explained. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated. The bed was comfy and large. The... More

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

Hi Hershamboy, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review, we’re really pleased that you had a great stay with us! We’re so sorry to hear that your bath had a leak and the light bulb was out, especially as you were in a rush and didn’t have time to mention it to someone so we could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights midweek with our 10 week old son We were all made to feel very welcome and were very impresed with the hotel. The room was beautiful and contemporary. The overall hotel design around the courtyard was an excellent setting for some early evening drinks in the sunshine. We ate in the restaurant and it was... More

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

Hi Ruthie, We’re delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope you’ll come back and visit soon, The Crown and Thistle Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Hotel staff were very friendly, and extremely helpful. Room was very spacious and comfortable. Huge bathroom and air conditioning in the room. Great selection of ales in the bar and the restaurant had a very reasonably prices menu. Eggs Benedict for breakfast is highly recommended.

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

Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review, it’s always great to hear that people are enjoying themselves! The Crown and Thistle Team More

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