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The Ballroom. Elegant serving terrific food. - The Old Crown Coaching Inn, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

The Old Crown Coaching Inn

4.6
4.6
161 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Samuel Squires, our award winning Head Chef at The Old Crown Coaching Inn, has devised a range of menus for the hotel where you can enjoy three different types of cuisines and atmospheres in our restaurant, wine bar & public bar area.

To the rear of the hotel, you will find our 80 seater restaurant. Where you can enjoy terrific food carefully crafted with an innovative twist on fine dining.

Our Wine & Cocktail bar at the heart of The Crown offers a range of fine wines, cocktails and sharing platters, such as our charcuterie boards.

Finally, our main bar offers a more relaxed experience where you can enjoy a delicious meal off our pub menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary French, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 06:00–08:45 Sun 12:00–15:00
  • Phone number
    01367 242744
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Samuel Squires
  • Catering
    Fine-dining menu
  • Private party facilities
    Tasting menus, weddings, receptions and parties.
  • Area
    Faringdon
  • Cross Street
    London Street
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    There are regular buses to Faringdon. The main bus route is the S6 which stops right outside the hotel and goes on late into the evening.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for fine wines

161 Reviews
  1. Carrot67

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food in a beautiful and historic setting - Chef Sam and his team never disappoint, and last night's themed Nyetimber evening served delicious wines to compliment.

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  2. TonyH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the venue beautifully restored without being overdone. Definitely different.

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  3. StaceyH

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Crown Ballroom is a dazzling oasis of elegance. From the moment you step inside, the stunning decor sweeps you off your feet, with its intricate details and timeless charm. The renovation from the unloved building that was before to what is now is nothing less than a work of art. The staff here are nothing short of incredible, each member embodying warmth and professionalism in equal measure. The food? A culinary delight! Every dish is a masterpiece, but the lamb rump and poached rhubarb stand out as true stars on the menu. The lamb is cooked to perfection, tender and bursting with flavor, while the poached rhubarb for dessert was a delightful balance of sweetness and tanginess finishing off the meal perfectly. Beyond worthy of there two rosette status. Special mention must be made of the impeccable service provided by Seb, Martha, Francesca and the rest of the team. Their attentiveness and dedication to ensuring a memorable dining experience truly elevate the evening. The Old Crown Ballroom is not just a restaurant, it's an unforgettable experience. Thank you for an unforgettable evening. What a buzzing place we cannot wait to be back! Stacy & Paul x

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  4. Jedstar

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very quiet when we visited so not much atmosphere. Not sure whether trying to be a pub or restaurant? Smelt a bit of toilets. Good was good and staff were friendly

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  5. AngieS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t seem to be a lot of veg and potatoes this time I ended up giving a lot of my food to others as I don’t eat that much. We had 3 small pots of veg between 4 of us. 3 small potatoes on each plate.

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  6. Xxxx

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a lovely setting served by amazing staff. A lovely evening.

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  7. VanessaB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and welcoming service, as we revisited the venue where my mother had her wedding reception in 1960! The food (fish and chips) was also excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal with friendly service and good to see the restaurant busy

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  9. Omninom

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning place, very stylish, suitable for a meal for two or a group celebration. Attentive and friendly staff . Excellent quality, sophisticated food, something a bit special and really competitively priced.

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  10. TimC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent Valentines Tasting Menu. The staff were great as well.

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FAQs

The Old Crown Coaching Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01367 242744.

The Old Crown Coaching Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Old Crown Coaching Inn

25 Market Pl, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    London Street
  • Area
    Faringdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 06:00–08:45 Sun 12:00–15:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary French, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    There are regular buses to Faringdon. The main bus route is the S6 which stops right outside the hotel and goes on late into the evening.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Samuel Squires
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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