I stay in hotels at least a couple of times a week with my job. I have stayed in far too many hotels to remember and I have forgotton most of them. The Crown, however I think will stay in my memory for quite a while. It is a lovely old building with bags of character. I stayed for just one night and was greeted by a very pleasant young man who showed me to my room.
The room ( Room 6 ) was spacious and pleasantly decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the room had everything I needed.
I decided to eat at the pub and was not disappointed. A roaring log fire, lots of intelligent friendly locals and a pleasant chat with the owner. The pub is clearly the centre of the local community with people rolling up to the cinema night which was being held in a separate part of the pub...so refreshing to see families enjoying time together.
My meal itself was very good. I had whitebait to start then a home made pizza which was very tasty indeed.
I had a really good nights sleep and my breakfast was freshly prepared with local ingredients and very good also. I am so glad I stayed in this lovely old inn that is full of character as opposed to a bland chain hotel with no atmosphere and no "real " people who will take the time to have a chat with you.
I was made very welcome at The Crown and will certainly stay again when in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Marlborough Downs, the Crown is a gracious old country inn, offering warm hospitality, real ales, fine food and wines, and 4 charming en suite double rooms. This is an ideal pastoral 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 62mAll room have been redecorated but still with style of of a country inn ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown At Aldbourne Hotel Marlborough
- The Crown Aldbourne Wiltshire