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The Crown & Thistle
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
sheffield
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“a very welcome business stopover”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I stayed on a thursday night - the first time since the opening of the newly refurbished hotel. My room was small, but very cosy and unique with a generous bathroom. Plumbing was great, TV good, plenty of power points and fast wifi in the bedroom and the restaurant. Chorizo and prawn risotto - a daily special - was well cooked and made a tasty starter, the venison stew was ideal for a winter night and very generous. Overall the menu had a lot of dishes that I wanted to try. For late evening on a Thursday the restaurant had a good buzz, service was very good. There's a separate bar/pub across the courtyard with several drinking areas and open fires looked inviting and I will try it out next time.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Had lunch for two during the week. The waitress was completely clueless, gave us the lunch menu but didn't show us the full menu though we asked (10mmin later we saw other guests being offered the full menu). Other diners next to us got the wrong food. Interior with open kitchen looks nice but smell of frying fat soon spread through the restaurant. Food was overpriced for what it was: pasta with chicken/cream sauce/mushrooms were greasy and bland, steak ciabatta was dry, salad was served with only a hint of vinaigrette. Overall very disappointing, won't come again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Supper for 7 on Saturday night. Staff need more training. Service in Bar slow and simply awful, staff no idea how to serve overpriced drinks. if I want Gin and Tonic in a soaking wet glass I'll ask for it don't supply automatically. Cokes were 50% ice and pints were more like 3/4.

Food was decidedly average, Pork T bone for example was about 1/8 inch thick and mostlry fat, and luke warm good deal for £13-95. Service was poor, staff not really on it.

Hope this is new opening teething troubles or this place will sink quickly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This fabulous inn has been re-opened in November 2013 after a stylish refurbishment. WOW! Beautiful decor, cosy intimate bar areas and stylish rooms. The restaurant is stunning and there is something for most people in terms of atmosphere - just don't expect games machines and giant TVs! This is a classy, stunning place. Really welcoming staff. Right in the heart of Abingdon-on-Thames. Well worth a visit for the inn and the town itself.

Room Tip: You are in the centre of Abingdon, but this is not a noisy place at the most active times!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Crown & Thistle
Address: 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown & Thistle 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown & Thistle has benefited from a £1.8m refurbishment and is a stunning restaurant, bar and rooms with character and elegance.Serving quality food and drink all day every day, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, as well as a range of coffees, fine wines, cocktails, local real ales and international lagers, it is the perfect place to relax in comfortable surroundings.There are 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms with luxury features and finishings, and a stunning function room, The Barn, for private celebrations, weddings and functions. ... more   less 
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