Housed in a Grade II-listed coaching inn, Crown and Thistle seamlessly blends the historical character of the property with luxury hotel-like comforts. A charming cobbled courtyard is hugged by 200-year-old wisteria, while the original timber beams and open brickwork remind visitors of the rich history dating back to 1605.
The boutique-style rooms have been individually decorated and there are no two alike, yet still, all come complete with the same quality furnishings. Each one boasts designer wallpaper and exposed bricks to please the eye, as well as a selection of speciality tea, well-stocked minibar, bathroom with luxury toiletries, and a smart HD TV to satisfy the senses.
When hunger inevitably strikes, the restaurant caters to appetites with its seasonal menu. Mediterranean flavours overflow the open kitchen, stocked with local produce from British farms. Guests can also sample some locally-brewed tipples or get an energy boost from the Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, served inn the cosy bar area or alfresco on the courtyard.
Groupon’s Guide to Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire, a county situated in South East England, attracts tourists from all over the world with its rich history and culture, as well as beautiful sceneries and green spaces. From the ancient University of Oxford and The Ashmolean museum of art and archaeology, to Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace situated at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock, the list of cultural sights in Oxfordshire seems almost endless. The county is home to a large part of the Cotswolds, the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which extends from Oxford into the neighbouring counties of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, and is famous for its charming villages. Walking and cycling tours are also popular amongst visitors, offering an opportunity to discover the county’s hidden gems.