The Crown and Thistle is a Grade II Listed coaching inn located in the centre of Abingdon dating back to 1605. Comprising of three individual buildings, clustered around a cobbled courtyard, the buildings boast many of their original features.
The restaurant, with its open, theatre-style kitchen, serves an extensive menu throughout the day from breakfast until late inspired by flavours of the Mediterranean. Whether you’re tempted to try a Neapolitan pizza, freshly prepared by one of our trained pizzaiolos and cooked in our wood-fired oven, or one of our dishes cooked to order in our charcoal-fuelled Josper grill, you’ll find something to appeal to your taste and dietary requirements. For families, we offer a bespoke children’s menu with accompanying activity pack.
Across the courtyard you’ll discover the comfortable bar, complete with cosy fireplaces, serving a wide selection of drinks including beers.
Sympathetically decorated and comfortably furnished, each of our 18 air-conditioned guest rooms offers the usual amenities as well as some exceptional extras to ensure a relaxing night's sleep. Finished to a high standard, every bathroom contains a range of luxury toiletries and a power shower, with many rooms also featuring a free-standing roll-top bath. In addition to a kettle and selection of specialty teas, you’ll find a smart HD TV, iPod docking station, and hairdryer. The convenience of an iron and ironing board is provided, while free superfast WiFi and a tempting room service menu complete the package.
With three stunning spaces to choose from, The Crown & Thistle offers an ideal setting for any event or occasion, whether you’re arranging a crucial boardroom meeting or planning the perfect wedding, arranging a family get-together or organising the office Christmas party. Accommodating up to 80 seated or 100 standing guests, The Barn blends the charm of 17th century timber beams and stone walls with modern amenities. For smaller, less formal events, The Minstrels Gallery seats 30 for a banquet or can accommodate 40 standing guests for a drinks reception. It is also suitable for boardroom meetings for up to 20 guests.
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Thursday||08:00||- 23:00|
|Friday - Saturday||08:00||- 12:30|