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“Very nice Rooms and food”
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The Crown Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Playhatch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ruislip
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very nice Rooms and food”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed in this hotel on a groupon. It was for one night with dinner and breakfast . It is a very nice old coaching inn in a little village. The location is great for visiting little towns and villages on the Thames. The restaurant is very good pub food. We had three courses and all were very good. The service is excellent and the staff are very attentive. The rooms are in an annexe at the back of the hotel and are all very modern and nicely decorated. it has a lovely shower and a king size bed. In the summer the outdoor area will be lovely for a few drinks. Breakfast the next morning was very nice. The only drawback is that it is really all about the food and we wanted a few pre dinner drinks but there was nowhere to sit in the bar as all the tables were set for dinner.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend on 15th January as a late valentines break. Nadia was so accommodating as were all of the staff, nothing was a problem, the food was great and so was the wine. The room was absolutely gorgeous. Can see ourselves becoming regulars!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Called in for a late Saturday lunch. Had a very enjoyable 3 course lunch with wine, worked out about £30 a head, which for setting, service and food we all thought quite good value. Generous portions, a delicious steak. Will certainly return again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had a great stay at The Crown. The Buckingham room was beautiful and very comfortable. I had a very nice breakfast cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and helpful.
I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

My friends and I had an excellent lunch. The food was first class and delicious. Nice atmosphere and staff very helpful at such a busy time of the year. Very enjoyable and I will definately be going back again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Found "The Crown" by chance on a drive from Henley stopped in for lunch because the outside view looked inviting and seemed like a typical English pub. The interior was very nice with an extensive dining room. We were greeted by a very polite and friendly waitress who showed to our table, gave us the menus and took our drinks order. The menu is quite extensive ranging from pan Asian, South African and traditional pub grub. Our drinks arrived promptly and our meal order was taken. Disappointingly we then had to wait nearly 40 minutes for the food to arrive. When it did come it was excellent, well cooked generous portions and very tasty. I filled in one of their feedback cards stating that the food was good but it took too long to arrive, the waitress did apologise but did not offer an explanation. We will return and try again because we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food when it arrived. Would have given five stars had the meals arrived in shorter time. We hope that when we visit again we won't have to wait so long!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have stayed here, and we love it, booked it off Groupon, always a great deal, rooms are beautiful, clean, very quiet, away from the main building, always stay 2 nights with breakfast which is lovely, food in The Crown is first class with a South African theme, which we look forward to every time,the people who own the pub r so welcoming and helpful, south African lady (sorry can't remember her name) is out standing. Please u must try this special gem. Thankyou

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: The Crown Inn
Address: Foxhill Lane | Playhatch Nr Reading, Playhatch RG4 9QN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Playhatch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Playhatch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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