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The Crown in Aldbourne

2 The Square, Aldbourne SN8 2DU England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Aldbourne
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Nestled in the Marlborough Downs, the Crown is a gracious old country inn, offering warm hospitality, real ales, fine food and wines, and 5 charming en-suite double rooms. This is an ideal base to explore England’s treasures: 6 miles from M4 motorway Junction 15, Hungerford 7m, Marlborough 8m, Swindon 10m with high-speed train to London (55 min), Newbury 19m, Stonehenge 33m, Lacock 33m, Cirencester 24m, Oxford 41m, Bath 45m, Blenheim 50m, Windsor 52m, Stratford 62m. All rooms have recently been redecorated but still with style of of a country inn
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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louklb wrote a review Aug 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Just stayed overnight at The Crown, lovely food Evening meal and breakfast, welcoming friendly staff and owner Very busy when we arrived which was lovely to see and we were looked after immediately. Quaint and old with lots of character, Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Vanessa N wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions7 helpful votes
I was told The Crown served great food. I ordered the pasta which was chicken and garlic, it was very bland and there was too much piled on the plate looked like they just sloped it on. My daughter had a pizza and it was average. Nice pub
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Lish_uk wrote a review Aug 2020
UK23 contributions28 helpful votes
We have just been to The Crown this evening for our dinner, myself husband and daughter and I am so disappointed. This was our first pub meal out since March and the only one we had planned during our week away, and it was a crushing disappointment. We went as it was highly recommended by our cottage hosts and the reviews looked great so we went there instead of going into Marlborough. The pub itself is lovely and they have clearly made quite an effort to manage COVID but we just hope.our experience isn't because they have gone all out Mon - Weds for the deal and then are so quiet on a Thurs there is no bother. So why am I disappointed. I ordered rib eye steak, rare, after they told me there were no ribs which is what I originally ordered. Also had a 4 year old with us and were told they would do a small portion of anything on the menu as no specific kids menu. So ordered fish and chips for daughter. Daughters fish and chips came and was enormous ... far too much for a 4 year old. My steak came and was a thin piece of beef that I immediately knew it wasn't cooked rare ... cut into it and fully cooked through. I have never in my life asked for food to go back, but as the waitress was right there, I mentioned it wasnt rare at all and she agreed on looking at it and took it back to the kitchen. The man who brought out our starters (assume owner) then came out and said the other side of the steak was rare, as if it was my fault ... but I had cut into it in 2 places and both were cooked through. Second steak came ... the same, not at all rare. At this point I am too embarrassed to send it back again. I eat it but it is not a rib eye, rather thin piece of meat and is cooked medium to well done at best. I didnt enjoy it at all and just ate it because it was there as couldn't bear to make any more fuss. We didnt stay for pudding. In the end I just wanted to get out of there, as I was so very disappointed. Evening out I had been looking forward to, just pretty awful really. So imagine my annoyance when I got home and looked at the receipt. We had been charged for a full price fish and chips (even though portion was massive it didnt have all the trimmings of a full portion) .... £14 for a meal for a 4 year old! Husband hadn't noticed. Also my meal had been charged as a sirloin steak ... which explains why not as good but it was still a very skinny bit of beef and I had ordered rib eye. To make matters even worse, we had been charged £6.80 discretionary service charge. Cheeky blighters automatically add 10% without telling you. Disgusted by how underhand this was. So food was mediocre, steak terrible (chef needs a lesson in what rare means) and really disappointed by the whole experience. I would not recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
sharonbutchard wrote a review Aug 2020
Faringdon, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
My mother-in-law, 10 year son and I visited for dinner. We ordered 2 x Scampi & chips and sausage & mash for my son. The scampi came out but they bought out fish & chips. We let them know this was wrong and they said they the chef was working on the sausage & mash and would bring it out. The sausages were for my son and we waited about 15-20 mins and no sign of the sausages. In the end we asked to cancel the sausages. About a minute later the guy behind the bar said just to let you know you ordered the fish & chips, my mother in law who order said she had not, his tone was so argumentative and completely unnecessary since they had already cancelled the sausage meal, it was like they wanted an argument. I think they were really struggling as the guy brought us the wrong bill for another table and then whilst we wee waiting for the correct bill another customer brought back a coke as her friend has wanted full sugar coke and she had been given diet. All in all the experience was awful and made so because the barman felt the need to argue about what was ordered, and there was absolutely no apology for the wait for the meal.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Hannah L wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked this last minute for us and our two dogs and we all had a wonderful time. Alan, the owner, was very pro dog and could not have made us feel more welcome. The room was comfortable, cosy and clean, which is important is this time of the Pandemic. The staff were around if we needed anything. We ate dinner in the pub once, which was just as tasty as the breakfast every morning. We highly recommend The Crown for a getaway for a few days. Hannah
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from alan walters, Owner at The Crown in Aldbourne
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thank you and your dog were lovely and behave so well you are more than welcome again anytime
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown in Aldbourne
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown in Aldbourne?
Nearby attractions include Littlecote Roman Villa (4.5 miles), Liddington Castle (4.2 miles), and The Fancott nr. Toddington (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown in Aldbourne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Crown in Aldbourne?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown in Aldbourne?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown in Aldbourne?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bell at Ramsbury, The Palm Indian Restaurant, and The Wheatsheaf Inn.
Is The Crown in Aldbourne located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the centre of Aldbourne.
Are pets allowed at The Crown in Aldbourne?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Crown in Aldbourne?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Crown in Aldbourne?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crofton Beam Engines (8.3 miles), STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (9.5 miles), and White Horse Hill (7.2 miles).