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The Crown & Thistle, The Barn

Location pin

18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3HS, OX14 3HS - 

  • Users

    Up to
    100 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

With a history dating back to 1605, The Crown & Thistle on Bridge Street re-opened its doors in 2013, following a £1.8m restoration. This Grade II listed coaching inn comprises three individual buildings clustered around a cobbled courtyard, framed by 200-year-old wisteria. Having been sympathetically designed, many of the buildings’ original features, such as timber beams, open brickwork, and window frames that aren’t square, remain throughout the restaurant, extensive bar area, elegant function rooms and 18 boutique-style bedrooms.

Open all day from 8am, we serve a seasonal menu inspired by Mediterranean flavours. Within our open kitchen our chefs prepare dishes made using quality produce, traceable from farm to fork. Our meat, poultry and free-range eggs come from British farms, while our fish is responsible sourced and delivered daily.

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.

From our Rainforest Alliance certified coffee to our beer bought locally from Loose Cannon Brewery, our extensive and varied drinks menu can be enjoyed in our stylish dining room or our bar area, complete with fireplace and comfortable seating. Weather permitting, our cobbled courtyard provides an ideal setting for alfresco dining, while our historic function rooms offer privacy for events and gatherings or all kinds. Completing our stunning property are 18 en-suite bedrooms that blend the character of the coaching inn with the comforts of a luxury hotel.

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.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 100

Dining

Dining

up to 80

Theatre

Theatre

up to 90

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 24

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 30

Classroom

Classroom

up to 40

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Location

Reviews

  • Pablo Hernandez

    March 2024

    The Crown Pub is a hidden gem that radiates with a magnetic charm. With its warm and friendly atmosphere, a community of welcoming locals, and service that exceeds expectations, this pub is more than just a place to grab a drink—it's a sanctuary for those seeking a genuine connection and an unforgettable time. If you're in search of a spirited haven where laughter flows as freely as the drinks, The Crown is your destination of choice.

  • Darren Sherriff

    November 2023

    Stopped in for a drink on route to destination. Service was good a polite. The fire was burning in the fire place, which you don't see much of nowadays, but I love that.

  • David Reeve

    February 2024

    Stopped on my way to Wembley. Great traditional pub. Mick the landlord and his staff was really hospital and the clientele were really friendly. I will definitely be going back.

  • Stephen Johnson

    February 2019

    Lovely English pub and restaurant with traditional black wood beam ceiling features and a bar decorated with lights (see picture). I just popped in as I was passing on a Monday afternoon. I really liked it. Google maps has (or had) this place noted as permanently closed. It is, however, most definitely open.

  • dawa dawapana

    July 2021

    Amazing afternoon with live music and friendly and welcoming atmosphere ( Thank you Linda, Bar & Kitchen staff :) ) and reasonable prices and good food!!! I'll definitely be back. Thank you for an amazing afternoon