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The Crown & Thistle

Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked two nights away for my husband and I through secret escapes for his 40th birthday. The hotel was spotless and quirky. We stayed in room 18 which was small but in keeping with the tradition of the hotel. The food was cooked to perfection and there was a large selection available. Staff were very happy and helpful. We... More 

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79 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's an early 17th century hotel, with a handsome courtyard, timber beams and labyrinthine corridors - very characterful and atmospheric. The bar has a great atmosphere and the restaurant is pretty good quality (though perhaps not so much at breakfast). Our room was good quality with a large comfy bed and excellent rain shower, though I'd have preferred one of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed Fri and Sat night.Firstly the positives:Superb food at Dinner, Great choice of cocktails and wine.Quirky building, Spotlessly clean everywhere.Very polite and helpful staff. Lovely facilities in room- great feather duvet, mini bar and tea/coffee making kit, with lovely biscuits, quality toiletries, v. good hairdryer.Free Wifi. Great Power Shower but very small cubicle. The 'Not so Positives'- Do not... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife surprised me with a trip away here for my Birthday. The Hotel, Bar and Restaraunt have all been recently renovated and look amazing, a very good standard of work. The rooms had everything you need and extremely comfortable. The thing that stood out for me though was the service. It was effortlessly brilliant. I would highly recommend the... More 

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

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. Firstly I would like to thank you for your wonderful comments about our staff. We pride ourselves on offering exception service at all times and provide training for our staff to ensure that this is the case and it is so motivating for the whole team to receive such lovely... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a 2 night stay via a secret escape offer.our first night included a 2 course meal in the restaurant -with menu choices excellent. As mentioned previously all staff we found to be friendly and attentive.we had drinks in the bar area which had a nice chilled atmosphere.breakfast both mornings was again great with a wide selection available.... More 

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

Hi Celiaw Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. It's fantastic to hear that you found the staff to be friendly and attentive, we believe it's probably the most important element of anyone's visit to that they are made to feel welcome. It's great that you got to experience all elements of The... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel décor in this hotel was absolutely lovely, and we were very happy with our room - in fact we didn't want to leave it. We stayed in room 6 which had a roll top bath, four poster bed, and fresh coffee and cafeteria. It was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in and we would... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about The Crown & Thistle. When we renovated the building in 2013 we were very conscious about giving this historical building the love and attention it deserved so it's always fantastic to receive such positive comments about the hotel. Thank you once again for the lovely review and we do hope you'll join us... More 

S East England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this hotel as it was close to Oxford and we were so pleased we did. Great location, lovely to wander around Abingdon , particularly after a delicious dinner. The hotel rooms are lovely, carefully and imaginatively decorated, very comfortable, warm and spotlessly cleaned. . All the staff are friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed dinner both evenings, our... More 

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

What a fantastic review gardeninggirl!! We're so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and your visit to Oxford. I'm sorry to hear that some of the menu choices were unavailable. As you said after a busy Sunday this can happen and whilst we do our best to order in enough stock to see us through the weekend we... More 

Merseyside
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Crown and Thistle to break our journey to the Rye Scallop Festival. We booked for a Saturday night B&B. The hotel is old (from 1603 or so), not a straight line in sight, but lovely and quirky. We stayed in room 15 which was excellent. The floor sloped, the windows weren't level but it was warm,... More 

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

What a lovely review, thank you so much ExiledTyke. As you pointed out The Crown and Thistle does date back to the 17th Century and as you rightly pointed out means that the walls are a little crooked but we believe that it adds to the character and charm of the building and is a true reflection of the sites... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have had a meal here twice now. Both were excellant 1st was a group Christmas meal which was very good especially the ousted veg.the second was in January we had various starters mussels were great ,belly of pork was exceptional,wine list was very good.overall we had a wonderful meal.

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

Hi Lyn321, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It's really important for us to receive feedback and it's great to hear that you've enjoyed your meals at The Crown & Thistle. The Pork Belly is a very popular dish and so it's lovely to hear that this was one of the meals that you choose and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my husband came here from London as we got a secret escapes deal. We enjoyed our stay here and would return in the future! The room was absolutely perfect for us, just the right size. It was also quiet and the bath was beautiful! I tend to feel nervous staying away from home and usually don't get a... More 

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us LRalton. We understand that it is often difficult being away from home and I am so pleased to hear that you were able to feel 'at home' at The Crown & Thistle. Thank you so much for your lovely words regarding the cleanliness of our hotel rooms, we have a... More 

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