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The Shaven Crown Hotel

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High Street, Shipton under Wychwood OX7 6BA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely place to stay - full of character, with original stonework and timbers and uneven floors. It's a great location for Oxford and the surrounding area and service was excellent and friendly. Food was amazing! We enjoyed a 3-course dinner - and we don't often do that! - also a fantastic breakfast. There is a private parking area at... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 08Evelyn2005, Thank you for your lovely review. I have passed your comments about the food onto the chef who are very pleased. We would be delighted to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards Evelyn More 

Uttoxeter
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always pop in here when in the area. Such a beautiful character building, and such welcoming staff. The lady who runs it is always so friendly. She recommended we try the Grapefruit Gin with a wedge of Grapefruit in it! Delicious! Sitting in the courtyard on a spring evening, wondering about all the people who've visited this place over the... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 171Terry1954, What a great review. Thank you. Hope that, when the weather gets better, you will spend many more evenings in our Courtyard. We should be expanding our gin selection... Kind regards Evelyn More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband & I & dog Charlie have just spent 4 nights here. We cannot praise the stunning hotel enough, Phil & Evelyn have done such a wonderful job on restoring this 14th century historic building. They give you such a big welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Our dog Charlie loved the treats & fuss Evelyn gave him.... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tini1962, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It is always lovely when guests stay for longer then one night so we get to know you a bit. I'm so glad you had a lovely time with us. I passed your comment about the food onto the chefs and they are delighted. Charlie is a special little dog... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a wonderful historic building with bags of character. The public areas have been very tastefully and thoughtfully renovated and decorated by the current owners. Our front ground floor room with its stone mullioned window facing the village green was large and comfortably furnished and had a small en-suite bathroom. The road outside was rather noisy and intrusive... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear William G Thank you so much for your review. Shame you weren't able to eat with us but, hopefully, you will come back one day. Kind regards Evelyn More 

cheltenham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shaven Crown is as lovely as the people who work in it . Friendly welcome , lovely room , amazing food in the evening and for breakfast . Already planning my next visit , possibly in the winter when the real fire in lit 😄

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yeahchilli. Thank you so much for your lovely review and photo's! Chef's chuffed to bits that breakfast was a hit. Hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Evelyn More 

wirral
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and i have just spent 3 nights here. It was an experience we shall both remember and hope to return. The building is stunning and whilst 700 years old steeped in history Phillip and Evelyn must take credit for the outstanding improvements & comforts to which they have invested into the Crown. The ambiance morning noon and night... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gary400. Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We loved having you to stay and hope you will be back soon. Kind regards Evelyn More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have enjoyed our stay very much our room The Shipton was overlooking the courtyard which really suited us as it was very quiet but with a pretty outlook. The room is very well appointed and a most comfortable bed, the quilt was very light but warm ,,,,so many quilts are very heavy !!!! Our bathroom had an excellent shower... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We would love to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards Evelyn Roberts More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Myself and my partner got married and wanted to get away straight after for 2 nights before he had to return to work, we booked The Shaven Crown and we were not disappointed at all! On arrival we were greeting so friendly and 'normal' as i would say, we were shown to our room and we have to say it... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nett83. I am so pleased that you and your Husband had a lovely time staying with us, especially since it was your honeymoon. I hope you will be back soon Kind regards Evelyn More 

Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Took my mum for a belated two day Christmas present, the building was beautiful, (good parking on premises, mum is 88!) we walked into a lovely reception with a roaring open fire. Our room was great, modern, clean and spacious. We had dinner both evenings and were very impressed. The owners were very hands on and seemed to be on... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie W. Thank you so much for your fantastic review!! I am so pleased you and your Mum had a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Evelyn More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The good points: Very friendly owners and staff. Breakfast was very good and plentiful - coffee was great. Building was lovely especially the hallway with open fire. Very nice restaurant, small menu but very well presented and cooked. Room was comfortable and well decorated. Not so good points: On arrival we were not told that there was no heating working.... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

I am deeply sorry that your stay was not a 100% to your expectation. Unfortunately we should have been more on the ball for which I apologise. With regard to the road noise this is a 2* graded building which means we can not change the windows or put secondary glazing in. If it at all had been possible we... More 

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