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Wirral
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed couple of nights when in Reading on Business. I hate town centre hotels with road noise, party goers until all hours or noisy air-conditioning. This is a fantastic country pub, very popular with locals for food and celebrations. The rooms are separate from the main building in what looks like a stable block, but is clearly purpose built,...

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Thank Bill D
Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the momment we stepped through the door of this lovely old pub with its fabulos shabby chic decor the staff were so attentive, even to the point that we were taken to our room by a member of staff who unlocked the door & turned the light on for us !! rather than the here's your key , thats...

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Thank NannyBevTwins
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a nights stay through Secret Escapes, and could not have been more pleased. The place itself was warm and cosy, nice decor, and the staff were all very friendly. our room was lovely, food was great and met some lovely locals. great location too! even if we hadnt had the deal, we'd have still be very impressed! Cant...

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Thank Gemma R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant for my fathers 80th birthday dinner - there were 8 of us. The venue was excellent, we were seated in the barn conversion banqueting hall - it had a lovely ambience at atmosphere as we shared it with a larger group who were celebrating an 85th birthday. There was a great selection of food and I...

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Thank Bethan W
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb Friday evening stay with dinner and breakfast. Could not be faulted and we will be returning again for sure. Food quality is very good indeed and the menu is extensive. Highly recommended.

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1Thank Donald M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to spend time with friends who live on the other side of the country, and this was an ideal midway spot. The four of us spent two nights there at the end of October 2016. In the restaurant, the menu and the winelist are very well chosen, and the food, wine and service excellent. The bar is adequate,...

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Thank John T
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch, food was terrific, service was good. Very relaxing and would throughly recommend it , we went for a birthday lunch and everyone was so helpful and pleasant. Very comfortable with blazing fire to sit around afterwards.

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Thank lynda t
Chatham, Kent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a one night Secret Escape's deal at this lovely hotel to celebrate the husband's birthday. Staff very friendly and welcoming, rooms cosy and clean and the food was excellent. We had an amazing three course dinner included in the deal. It couldn't be faulted. The pub is gorgeous and has such a lovely atmosphere. Hobgoblin on...

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Thank SweetieChatham_Kent
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for a family member 21st birthday 7 of us all together good was good can't fault that but to me what let it down was the bad service our waiter really did not have no idea at all asked for 4 pineapple and lemonade and got 8 drinks 4 of each got one meal wrong and had to...

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1Thank Anne C
Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't felt it. This was a mini break from Secret Escapes. We could choose from the full a la carte dinner menu. Unusual for a bargain break. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the service was superb. We highly recommend The Crown Inn at Playhatch and we can't wait to go again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Playhatch
Price Range: £103 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms looked to be all the same. Converted stables block - nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosie-B-Oxford, 29 Oct 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, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We did not actually stay, just had lunch.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinClements, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All room are of equal quality and position”
 of 5 bubbles Golfsec, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in the farthest room along the row, which was great, it was very quiet, am sure it wouldn't have mattered what room you were in ?”
 of 5 bubbles MichSuzCross, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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