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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

popped in over the weekend. sat in one of the relaxing arm chairs by the bar and enjoyed a lovely sausage sandwich with red onion chutney. lovely decor in the pub and a nice relaxed feeling. would recommend for casual bar food, and a cheeky pint.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend the Crown to anyone looking for a great meal or little mini break away. The rooms were lovely, and they were separate from the pub so nice and quiet (although I would have liked a slightly softer pillow, but I am a fussy pillow person). We had purchased a special offer that included a three course...

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried to get a table here a couple of times without success so was lucky today. We wanted to try what is reported to be the best Sunday Roast dinner in the Reading area and we weren't disappointed. The Sunday carvery is £15.00 per head - quite dear compared to other local Sunday roasts but about the same price as...

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Thames Valley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time we have visited this inn for lunch. The staff were welcoming and efficient. There was an extensive menu including some unusual African dishes including Durban curry and Bobotie. Both were very enjoyable and the portions were generous. Will certainly be returning.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this through TravelZoo for a weekend away with my boyfriend t do some of the local sights. Great Deal, amazing friendly place, staff and food were fantastic i cant fault anything there at all. The room was quiet and beautifully decorated, large space with a lovely bathroom. The only reason i cant give this place 5 stars was...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided that we need a short break and found the Crown on Secret Escapes. It turned out to be a great choice. Our room was large and very comfortable. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was superb and was served hot. I highly recommend a stay here and will certainly be going back for another stay.

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Reading, Berkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We invited friends and family to celebrate my birthday last Saturday lunchtime. I chose The Crown as it has a South African Manager and a South African chef (who, unfortunately, was not on duty on Saturday), so their menu has several South African dishes. It is a lovely restaurant and the staff are charming and efficient. However, it is pricey...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal with 25 friends and family, Ella our waitress was very friendly and attentive throughout our visit and the food was delicious. Have been here many times and it has always been very good. I highly recommend this place for any occasion. Thank you for looking after us once again 👍

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met here for a girly lunch mid week and it was very nice. The pub is tucked away off the A4 and you have to know it's there really. The restaurant is cosy and well decorated. The staff were friendly and efficient. We met at 12.30 and came away after 3.30 and we were left to chat which was...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spacious and attractive quiet areas to eat. We chose the soup and sandwich combination from the menu at lunch time, which was extremely good value and very tasty. the soup was homemade, perhaps not quite so hot as I would have liked. My ciabatta sandwich was very fresh and the bread crisp on the outside and the filling of chicken,...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Crown is a 17th Century country inn with an excellent restaurant close to Reading and Henley on Thames. Set within the grounds of the Crown, the well appointed contemporary rooms offer a relaxing and peaceful nights sleep with the added advantage of an excellent renowned restaurant and bar just a few steps away. All rooms have full en-suite facilities and large flat screen televisions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crown Inn

Address: Foxhill Lane | Playhatch Nr Reading, Playhatch RG4 9QN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Playhatch
Price Range: $129 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Only six to eight rooms all equal status warm and inviting”
 of 5 bubbles Powell8, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“Did not sleep here but every aspect is superb so im sure the accommodation is high quality.”
 of 5 bubbles 186simonr, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms looked to be all the same. Converted stables block - nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosie-B-Oxford, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same as far as I can see, so no advantages to be had!!”
 of 5 bubbles greek_claire, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“We did not actually stay, just had lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinClements, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
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