The Crown

4.2
250 reviews
£25 and under
European

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Casual
The Crown is a grade 2 listed 18th Century boutique B & B and restaurant set in the heart of historic Woodstock.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 250 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VJGT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was lacking. We were sat outside next to a busy road which wasn’t ideal. Food and drinks options were limited due to running out of stock. Food made me ill afterwards

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AJMAT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely outdoor lunch on Saturday, sitting at comfortably spaced out tables in front of the restaurant in the sun. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making the Crow Covid-secure, and everything from the app-based ordering system to the service works perfectly.
The food was delicious, and the service was attentive and extremely courteous. There was a small delay to getting our food, with one main course being somewhat later than the others because an oven had broken that morning. We were perfectly happy with the fulsome apology from the waiter, but they also insisted on refunding the cost of all our main courses as a result. That was an extraordinary level of customer service - especially in these difficult times.
We really enjoyed our meal, and will be going back soon!

YC
YvonneC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming staff food lovely and service very good including all Covid Secure. Great for our first meal out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I found the food absolutely awful. I will never eat there again.

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HelenV
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We found the ordering system very efficient. High class starters. Little disappointed at limited choice ofmains but understand restrictions in covid times. Would certainly return.

MV
vipMichelleV
London
31 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely courtyard at the back, nice food and friendly service.

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Cotswolds87
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow incredible

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LouiseO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very average. Menu was limited and although staff were polite when we saw them they didn't check at any point to see if everything was alright. Maybe its better on all fronts in a non covid situation.

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Pipers12
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, happy to go again.

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hollyT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and nice hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful

HD
HelenD
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointing choice of cakes and milks and sat next to a very noisy table of children who were running around despite Covid social distancing

MG
MichelG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice pub in Woodstock and you can bring your dog. On Sunday unfortunately choice only roasts or Pizza.

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vipGilly
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and the service was great, we also stayed at the inn and cannot wait to get back

KP
KateP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at the Crown, the food was great, beautiful decor and a very nice atmosphere.

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Hound
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food as ever from the really first class team at the Crown, they always make you feel at home, and good food too

IM
IsobelM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing wine 🍷 We loved it. Thank you.

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Apt87
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place, loved everything. Could use just a little bit more of vegetarian options. But amazing service, good location and parking x

PM
PennyM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous welcome. Had some dietary requirements which were easily satisfied. Had a problem with one meal which was tough but resolved immediately great ambiance

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KEITH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good, was in the conservatory which was a bit soulless, the main bar with fair etc was much nicer. The food was ok, we had pizza which they did well. Service was good.

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RosalindS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The premises are clean and comfortable. We sat beside an open fire. The staff were attentive and friendly. The lunchtime menu offers pizzas and sandwiches with vegetarian choices which I welcome.

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Lorraine
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Decided what we wanted only to be told we had been given wrong menu and half the items where not available. Ordered the lamb which was tough and chewy, not fall off the bone as described. Brought the wrong food out and was told the wings where not spicy but when they came they where far too hot given I have an allergy to chilli this was disappointing. Very slow service and wasn’t asked to check into the track and trace either which we felt was poor. Overall very disappointing. Wouldn’t recommend.

KM
KeithM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was OK and at a reasonable price but the evening was spoilt by the lack of compliance with Covid rules.

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FrankA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and flexible staff and a pleasant atmosphere; will definitely go again.

AG
AlisonG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a group with children.
We visited the Crown with some friends, their young children (age 2 &5) and our teenage daughter. The atmosphere and décor is really nice, very comfortable and casual. This is a good place for a group to meet, especially of there are children present. The food and wine choice is good and of a high standard. The staff were attentive and service very good. We will definitely visit again and recommend.

JS
JoSo
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our booking in the freezing cold with our children and the staff at the Crown were happy to find us a table by the fire. Food and service were delicious. Will definitely return.

MH
MarkH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always enjoy The Crown and very good COVID precautions in place. The room was under heated and lacked in atmosphere. Excellent service and good pizza.

LD
LindsayD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfortable good food friendly staff and quick service

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Hound
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at the Crown. Lovely open fire, great attentive staff, wonderful food, highly recommended

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Hungry
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pizza was wonderful and freshly cooked . My only comment is being presented with a bill with service charge added - a surprise as I didn’t think pubs did this and it was only a lunch - can’t remember seeing indication of this on the menu .

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Davidg23
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great feel best for pizzas I think.
Good demonstration of covid rules Snd an u hurried service.

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Bunty
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Baguette was awful. £9 for a chicken/chorizo tiny baguette. A few tiny chips. Bland, dry, unappealing but so hungry ate it. Absolute rip off, total waste of money!!!!

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EmmaS
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious food and all good value.

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Hound
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an excellent lunch in The Crown. At this time of year they have an open fire, always nice as winter approaches. The place is COVID secure, but unlike most other places is warm inside. Warmth kills COVID virus, so this is good. The menu is excellent, and the coffee good. Efficient friendly service. Highly recommended

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ReneTovar
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sunday roast lunch. Food was nice and served quickly. Staff were polite but a bit overstretched. They were trying to welcome people at the door, show them to their tables and take orders all at the same time. Could have done with an extra pair of hands. Overall a nice experience. We’ll be back. Thanks

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Alexa
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service as always. The food was great too and we didn’t have to wait long despite most of the tables being occupied. We brought our one year old dog with us and we were made to feel very welcome with him and the staff all said hi which he loved! Also felt very safe with one way routes, all staff wore masks and the tables were safely distanced apart. Thanks for allowing us to have a “normal” and pleasant meal :)

RJ
RJ21
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely and good value.
The service was little erratic and minimal even allowing for covid restrictions

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VijayM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Saddened that the team at this venue did not enforce their own rules about social distancing or hygiene standards.
Guests wondering around with facial coverings oblivious to the one way system, endangering

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ShaunT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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RogerF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a good visit, the booking, arrival and the meal were really good. The staff were so friendly and helpful and fully observed all of the pandemic guidelines...well done to you all.

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Andi
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was the best I’ve had and the gluten free one my partner had was excellent. The brownie was delicious. Will definitely return.

FAQs

The Crown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01993 813339.

The Crown is rated 4.2 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.