- Very Good
- 15 guest reviews
"Really good room helpful staff really couldn't fault this hotel..."
"I'm quite a tough customer to please. When I have to part with money for anything, I'm immediately the worlds toughest critic. However when..."
"Where do you start? Staff are friendly and very helpfull, Room facilities were excellent and styled well. We decided to eat in the hotel and..."
"The staff are very friendly and helpful, they make you feel very welcome. The room was excellent and very comfy. The breakfast was varied an..."
"The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. The hotel was spotless, and the food was great. Really enjoyed the weekend, and will qu..."
About the hotel
The history of Abingdon and its favourite coaching inn are intertwined. In this homely, intriguing and delightfully eclectic building, innkeepers have been serving beer and food and laying fresh linen on cosy beds, for four centuries. You could fall in love with The Crown & Thistle – with its gently meandering layout, architectural variety and relaxed, modern style.
This is the 400-year-old Grade II listed coaching inn immaculately refurbished in late 2013 for 21st-century tastes. Our rooms are fresh with contemporary colour and design, yet the unmistakable hand of bygone craftsmen still shows itself in the quirky angles, aged beams and swirling patterns of courtyard cobbles. We love what time and generations of innkeepers have created at The Crown & Thistle. Even the 200-year-old wisteria that wraps one of our bars in its leafy embrace has a story to tell: it was planted around the time the first mail coaches arrived. No two bedrooms are alike at The Crown & Thistle. Each of our 18 guest rooms is a delight – cosy and idiosyncratic with ancient beams, flashes of exposed brickwork and rich wallpapers created by British designers. Our interior designers have used the building’s abundant variety to create a series of stylish and fun-filled escapes. Some overlook the bustle of Bridge Street, others look inwards across the cobbled courtyard. They offer the best views of the inn’s vernacular architecture as it developed across so many generations of builders. Inside you can look forward to a sound night’s sleep between crisp white linen in a four-poster bed surrounded by modern comforts. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with traditional roll-top bath or shower, air-conditioning, flat-screen television, iPod docking station, unlimited Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and a well-stocked mini bar. The Barn is our 17 th -century function room where we’ve peeled back the years to reveal original beams and ancient stone walls softened by time. This spectacular timber-vaulted venue, has its own private bar and can accommodate 64 seated guests or 100 buffet guests. So, whether you are looking for a dreamy wedding venue or a punchy location for a corporate event we can cater for all your requirements.
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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- In room facilities
- Air conditioning in rooms, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Trouser press in each room, Iron And Board In Each Room, Minibar in each room, Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception, Laundry/Valet Service, Wake Up Call Available
- Family friendly
- Cots available
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, In-room Broadband, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms, Private dining services
- Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar, Breakfast to go
- In room entertainment
- Porter, Public Air Conditioning
Useful Info Show/hide
- From 15:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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87% would recommend it to a friend
Really good room helpful staff really couldn't fault this hotel
I'm quite a tough customer to please.
When I have to part with money for anything, I'm immediately the worlds toughest critic. However when it comes to the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon, I'm a number one fan. We stayed in the Bridal Suite. The price for what you get is absolutely wonderful and it's such a gorgeous room. In the morning, I noticed the open door of another room as it maid was cleaning, it was also really lovely. My partner has traveled all over the world for business, staying in 4 and 5 star hotels and he said that the room we had at The Crown and Thistle was actually the best room he'd ever had. I can't fault the staff and I can't fault the food. We had room service. In March 2015, we paid £137 for The Bridle Suite, two course plus shared desert from the restaurant and a bottle of wine from the room's mini bar, plus a really well-prepared cooked breakfast in the morning. It was great food actually, healthy and delicious. It all felt like 5-star service and I feel like I've discovered a hidden treasure. I'm going back as soon as I can, just for fun as this was for a business trip.