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The Crown Inn

Afternoon tea by the fire, bliss!
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The Crown in Old Amersham, situated at the end of the Metropolitan Line and 40 minutes from London, is the second in a family of modern day coaching inns recently renovated by the designer Ilse Crawford (other works include Babington House). The old timber building is situated in the centre of the historic market town, attracting locals, restaurant guests and night time travelers. The inn’s interior is made up of rural materials – from Ercol chairs made in High Wycombe to traditional plaster made from lime and horsehair. The ‘back room’ with its inglenook fire and view of the cobbled courtyard is perfect for private gatherings and feasting of up to 40, while the bar and restaurant area is the communal heartbeat of the inn. The kitchen serves seasonally inspired, locally sourced food with in-between times satisfied with home baked cheese scones and fruit cake with Cashel Blue while the main menus changes daily.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Room service
Telephone
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Iron
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at900350 wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing weekend with my wife in this beautiful old Inn. We stayed in the Inn itself (rather than the annex) which was lovely in January as meant we could come downstairs to breakfast with a log fire in reception and felt very cosy. Our room was on the main road but the double glazing meant we heard very little noise. Food was great quality. Speed of service at the bar was leisurely to say the least at times which wasnt ideal, but that was the only negative. Overall a great place to stay for a weekend away.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sam Hall wrote a review Jul 2020
Dunstable, United Kingdom318 contributions92 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first hotel stay following the COVID-19 lockdown, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place.

As this was the first weekend for hotels to open, there were extra safety measures put in place: Online check-in; staff wearing masks; complimentary hand sanitiser along your room key; sanitiser on entrance and exit of the main door. We felt that the hotel had put in all measures possible for everyone’s safety.

I booked one night for my husbands birthday. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Courtyard Suite room, which are beautiful rooms all situated around the original courtyard of the Inn. The room was huge and so tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features.

Included in our room rate was breakfast. The breakfast was all served directly to the table. Plenty of choice and the full English breakfast was delicious. I would also recommend the freshly squeezed orange juice!

We also ate in the Hawkyns Restaurant for dinner the night before. We would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was so tasty and good quality, with some unusual but delicious dishes on offer. The chef Atul Kochhar came and visit each table to check whether we had enjoyed the food.

A big thank you to Jonny and the team for making my husbands birthday weekend extra special.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from peter st lawrence, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for this. We are delighted to be open again and hope to see you again soon. Peter
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Deedo321 wrote a review Jun 2021
London10 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good start, we had flagged that it was our anniversary and the room had a chocolate with happy anniversary on it, that was lovely. You need to sound proof your rooms, or at the very least provide ear plugs. Every single word could be heard clear as day from the rooms below. I understand the building is old but when you are paying to sleep, it is not acceptable. The air conditioning didn't work and the curtains could do with being of better black out quality. The nespresso machine leaked all over the table and on some of our personal items. The shower was scalding hot, near impossible to use. We tried to bring the temperature down by turning the sink taps on but it was fruitless. A bulb to the left of the mirror was loose and could be seen clearly. There were no spare pillows in case you had a preference for 2. Breakfast was nice but took 45 minutes to arrive which was rather excessive for a fry up. Overall it was a disappointing hotel experience. I would absolutely come back but only for the restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cubs wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas85 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 8 nights over Christmas in 2017; we had 2 Courtyard Suites for 2 adults and 2 kids (rooms next to each other with doors to a courtyard, no connecting rooms). We made reservations here at the last minute after the VRBO that we had originally reserved cancelled on us. It may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Our rooms were large and modern yet within the setting of an old inn. I believe one of our rooms had been featured in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral! Breakfast was available at the hotel each morning, but we eventually started wandering out for breakfast as Amersham has lots of fun options, all within walking distance. We had two minor issues: our kids room had under floor heating that we could not control; it made the room unbearable hot so we turned it off completing at night and there room was then quite cold in the morning; the two rooms are also directly on the courtyard and some times people would sit out there and have a drink or a smoke; nothing unruly whatsoever, but feet from your head if your trying to get to bed early. Overall, we had a great stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The courtyard suites were large, modern, and removed from the street
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Response from p_stlawrence, Owner at The Crown Inn
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for the review - the underfloor heating works well, but at borderline temperatures it can be a toasty. I am so glad you enjoyed the hotel and Amersham itself. Peter
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dazzer2001 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rochford, United Kingdom427 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Last minute booking as haven’t been away for ages and so glad we had chosen The Crown Inn.
Place oozes with history and a very relaxed feel. Reception warm and friendly and parking not an issue.
Stayed in room 106 and found spacious and impressed by the little treats left out with the wine.
Bathroom space was large and powerful shower. Bed super comfortable and cotton linen as well. The only slight moan would be that the lighting in the room was bit to dark.
We managed to get a table at the hotels restaurant and so glad we did. Food divine and the Railway Curry was so tasty and the lamb soft and tender. Considering where the planet is at the moment the staff where friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. Cocktails (one to many) spot on and no problems there at all.
Priced right on the quality and service.
You can clearly see the staff are trying so so hard to carry on providing the service that is needed and would like to say thank you to you all for making a weekend away a great one. X
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Glen - Williamson, General Manager at The Crown Inn
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments about the hotel, staff and food. It is always nice to know that our guests enjoyed their time with us. We look forward to having you back with us at some point. Best wishes
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KJ802698 wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this for my husbands birthday to stay for the evening. Unfortunately having spent hundreds of pounds for a room and dinner, we were not told that they had also booked a 30th birthday party and therefore there was no where that we could sit. We raised this with the staff and we were told that as this was a private party, it takes precedent and we had to sit in our room for the entire evening. We asked to speak with the manager but they were out and would not return until the next day. The party then went on until the early hours playing loud music and noise, not the couples romantic break we were hoping for. We complained in the morning and asked to speak with management, again they were not there. We were told that management would call as to discuss the matter but that we had to pay in full now. We paid and received no call from management. Having called management at least 5 times, I managed to get through to someone who refused us a refund. I had to argue this for 2 weeks and involved the booking provider Mr and Mrs Smith in order to get a small refund. I will never stay at this place again, the most disgusting and rude customer service. Spend your money elsewhere, this is a complete disappointment.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from p_stlawrence, Owner at The Crown Inn
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Hi -we have clearly got this wrong - could you please contact me peter.stlawrence@thecrownamersham.com so i can get in touch. Peter
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Countrygirl wrote a review Feb 2020
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights in the Bailey Annexe at The Crown Amersham, visiting my parents nearby. On check in we were asked for our car reg and the usual contact details but were also given a list of terms and conditions to sign and agree to, which was off-putting and not something that we have come across before. My husband considered commenting on this but for the sake of not making a fuss on a relaxing weekend away he held back. We were also asked to pay prior to our stay, also off-putting.

Our room was uninspiring, clean but really not much better than a travel lodge and absolutely freezing when we opened the door because the heating had not been left on. We had to call reception to talk us through the heating and to explain to us that it could take up to 10 minutes to start to heat up, not a great welcome. The bathroom was well specified with a good shower and tiles but the room was grey and basic with the exception of a very comfortable superking bed, a complimentary half bottle of Rioja and a nespresso machine .

Breakfast was good. Concentrated orange juice (not good), fresh fruit and yogurt and a selection of pastries and freshly cooked hot breakfast which was excellent. The staff were quite efficient but most did not speak good English and found it difficult to understand the simplest of requests - salt and pepper?

Overall, not a hotel that we would return to, particularly for £150 a night. It feels very corporate and unwelcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from p_stlawrence, Owner at The Crown Inn
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you for the detailed feedback which we will analyse and make changes where we can. Peter
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Catherine Ford wrote a review Jan 2020
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited for NYE 2019 for one night. Hotel was lovely and we had booked for the set dinner in the restaurant. The food was quite nice however the main course of lamb was very tough and over cooked. We explained this to the waitress and she stated she would “let the chef know”. We were not offered another dish or another lamb, not even an apology (it was not a cheap tasting menu either). The wine pairing was nice, however we did have to ask for our wine with two of the dishes before they were brought out. Upon receipt of the bill, they had added a 12.5% tip which we did not feel was fair. We asked the manager to change it to 10% which he did with what I can only describe as attitude. He did not say another word to us whilst paying our bill and leaving. My boyfriends debit card was practically thrown back at him after paying. Extremely rude behaviour. Would go back to the hotel, but certainly wouldn’t bother with the restaurant. Plenty of better options nearby!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from p_stlawrence, Owner at The Crown Inn
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback. I will be meeting my colleague at Hawkyns to discuss the issues you raised as the service charge is optional- full stop! Peter
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Sue H wrote a review Dec 2022
Canvey Island, United Kingdom26 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! What a lovely hotel! We arrived with our Labrador and were welcomed on check in with keys for us (humans!) and a dog bowl with a packet of treats for our Labrador. The complimentary water and wine in the room was appreciated. Room itself was very comfortable with everything we needed provided, and everywhere was spotless. Our breakfast the following day was lovely, service was speedy and delicious, and the sausage cooked for our Labrador was very much appreciated! I can’t recommend the hotel highly enough and will not hesitate to use again .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Navigator785413 wrote a review Aug 2021
Great Broughton, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This review refers to the Town House accommodation, which we had booked for 3 nights.
Which is seriously sub standard.
My brother also booked 3 rooms in the main hotel of ‘varying standards’ but that is not my issue.

When you visit the website you see the option of The Townhouse, 60 Weildon street which looks really nice (and turns out actually belongs to another hotel, the Kings Arms), in a fine state of repair and decor. Very nice, so you book. But……(and this was demonstrated to me by the hotel manager) when you click on book unbeknown to you it subtly changes to 15 Weildon Street, a whole different property, very run down and in a poor state of decor. You wouldn’t know really notice this subtle change unless you decided to revisit all the pictures which now show no 15, but why would you do so having already seen a set of pictures prior to deciding to book?

On arrival the first thing you notice is the ‘sold’ sign outside the ill fitting front door onto the street. Yes, it’s sold which probably explains the lack of proper maintenance. Under the circumstances this property should not really be booked out as part of the hotel.

There are no en-suite facilities and ‘two bathrooms’ transpires to be 1 bathroom (bath but no shower) upstairs with the bedrooms, and 1 shower (with ill fitting shower curtain) at the other end of the property in a narrow passage right next to the rear door, and opposite a toilet with a hanging sliding door that also doesn’t fit properly.

There are cupboards of junk, the whole place is in a state of disrepair and poor decorative order. In fairness the beds were clean but the furnishings and fittings very tatty indeed. The ‘garden and patio area’ is a mess totally overgrown with weeds, and apples dropped all summer from the tree - no maintenance what so ever has taken place here this year at least.

I complained and the manager offered me a full refund if I wanted to move elsewhere. As we had travelled 300 miles for a family party, unfamiliar with the area, accommodation generally in short supply (when we booked), other family members were arriving, and it was tea time on a Friday evening this was a non starter.
So he offered a 30% reduction which I reluctantly had to accept. Apparently this is just a standard discount arrangement they have with booking.com (by the way I did NOT use booking.com), but it shows a general acceptance of the accommodations poor quality, and a willingness to profiteer from anyone making a booking who doesn’t know about said discount.

I should also mention that the breakfast room was not the cleanest, with spiders webs and live spiders in the windows next to our table on our final morning - avoid window seats!

Summary, very poor, sub standard accommodation, not what the website leads you to expect.

I think a better refund/compensation from the hotel would have been more appropriate, over and above their ‘standard booking.com discount’.

Not at all impressed and will never return here.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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CHRIS B asked a question Dec 2020
Atherstone, United Kingdom200 contributions45 helpful votes
Is there a TV 📺 in the room?
Answer from dazzer2001
Rochford, United Kingdom427 contributions115 helpful votes
Yes and really good flat screen. No sky or HD but it’s ok
Answer from andrewgglen
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, Our confirmation email had not been updated. We are serving breakfast in the restaurants as normal. We have updated the confirmation emails now. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Answer from Matt H
London, United Kingdom45 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a very historic building so I imagine installing disability access to the first floor rooms in the main hotel might have implications. However the accommodation in the annexes are excellent. Worth a visit!
Rachel R asked a question Feb 2016
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Do you have a hoist available?
Answer from p_stlawrence
Farnham Common, United Kingdom62 contributions35 helpful votes
Cathy, I am one of the owners. We can put an iron and board in the room and also a small fridge (we have a few spare for long stay guests). We even have one spare domestic microwave, though obviously we hope you will let us cater for you! I would suggest one of our larger rooms so that you have space for all this. Do contact me or Yasmin Russel our reception manager via the e-mail on the website.Please let me know if you need further information.
Anne N wrote a tip Yesterday
Winchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hotel"
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Ianinwinchester wrote a tip 21 Apr
Winchester, United Kingdom99 contributions116 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book the hotel"
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Joshua C wrote a tip 1 Apr
London, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the bar and bring a hot water bottle"
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Sara M wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid rooms on ground floor (including 20) - right on the main road, small and dark. "
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Phil G wrote a tip Mar 2024
Scarborough, United Kingdom60 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park is hard to find, use what3words ///friend.door.keen"
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PRICE RANGE
£97 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown Inn?
Nearby attractions include Amersham Museum (0.07 miles), St Mary's Church (0.04 miles), and Artbag Studio Art Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown Inn?
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 Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro Twelve Twenty, Mughal Palace (Amersham), and Zaza.
Is The Crown Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Amersham.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Crown Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Crown Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Crown Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Crown Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiltern Open Air Museum (4.0 miles), Chenies Manor House and Gardens (3.7 miles), and Milton's Cottage (3.1 miles).
Is The Crown Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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