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The Crown, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Crown, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Crown, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Crown, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Crown, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Crown

4.1
4.1
496 Reviews
£25 and under
European
The Crown is a grade 2 listed 18th Century boutique B & B and restaurant set in the heart of historic Woodstock.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, English, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    01993 813339
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Woodstock
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Child-friendly

496 Reviews
  1. EvelynP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality food freshly cooked to order and very attentive service which was greatly appreciated

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  2. CaroC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated in the restaurant area at the back - plants on the windowsill looked very unloved, spotted some ants around. Ordered roast (1 x veggie wellington, 1 x chicken). Initial chicken was severely undercooked. Sent back, received fresh plate quite quickly, with apology. Alarm going off in nearby storage area, wasn't dealt with. Overall, seems overpriced for the quality offered. Was not offered a discount or any further follow-up apology despite the undercooked chicken.

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  3. ChloeL

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was really slow and no one came to tell us there would be a wait on food. Generally just felt disorganised - they brought us a jug of water straight away but we had to wait for glasses as they didn’t have any. A bit disappointing that they only do roasts for children on Sundays. The roasts were decent - the roast chicken was lovely but for the price they need to have something to make them special e.g. the chicken didn’t come with stuffing or bread sauce.

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  4. NicoleJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Sunday for the lunch menu- ordered the lamb roast and the vegetable wellington which were both incredible. The atmosphere was great, very family friendly location with lovely decor and a warming fire.

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  5. Chris

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner at The Crown. The setting is nice, the food is pretty average and overall a bit disappointing. Staff is friendly and always available.

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  6. None

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Complimentary anniversary drink was a real nice touch.

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  7. SBTHEGP

    New York City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service from a mercifully small menu. One of the best Old Fashions I've had in the UK. The prices are reasonable and the service is very friendly. I'll definitely be back.

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  8. chansend

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait for 50 mins for our food from ordering. Only once prompted, did the waitress state that they were having a food safety inspection (which was fair) but completely failed to state this in the 50 mins earlier! Once food arrived, the fries were completely undercooked (obviously rushed through) and the strips of steak in my 'burger' were completely overcooked and chewy! The rest of the food was fine and the waitress, to be fair, gave us a very generous discount.

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  9. Katie

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine, service was good but food wasn’t great

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  10. EmmaT

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great helpful service, food was delicious and reasonably priced. Will definitely return

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  11. JPM1

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service and average food. Won't be returning.

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  12. LornaW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, staff and food were amazing. We would 100% go back

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  13. CliffA

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All good apart from the longer than expected wait.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is invariably efficient and friendly. The food, overall, is good quality. However, the hummus was too garlicky and over salted. The chips and zucchini fritti were delicious, as were the pizzas. My gnocchi, however, were a little under flavoured. We will return but the food felt somewhat underpowered this time around. A lovely place to visit and highly recommended.

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  15. JamesL

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food promised a lot but was disappointing and not as described on the menu

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  16. WesleyH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great-tasting food with excellent service from the waitress. Well-made cocktails to finish the meal. Highly recommended.

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  17. HollieA

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Boxing Day and the service wasn’t great. Limited menu but really tasty food. We wanted to sit by the fire on a free table but the waiter was adamant he wanted us to sit across the restaurant on a chilly table by the window. I didn’t understand why people were being turned away from nice tables as it was so quiet! We had to ask for a menu which was a shame. Food was nice though.

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  18. AndrewH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Will come again when next in area

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  19. WeiS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Excellent service! I left my bag behind and the kind waitress called me and kept it safe for me to collect.

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  20. beadrinkstea

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    One sandwich came without the prawns and had a hair in it. Poor selection on children’s menu. A very lacklustre meal.

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  21. JensonB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Sunday lunch at The Crown, Woodstock on 17th December 2023. Wasnt helped by the fact we - as a couple- were seated right next to a rather loud and merry table for 12+ kids- depite the other seats available. Bar humbug you may think but literally couldnt hold a conversation at some points. £22 each for a roast dinner: beef, lamb or pork with carrots, cabbage, parsnips and a couple of roast potatoes was very pricey in my view - food was warm though and meat well cooked - but nothing better than my local £10 sunday carvery - perhaps being close to Blenheim Palace has upped their prices - if not the delivery. Add on dessert - a nice stickey toffee pudding ( best part of the meal) and icecream - was a hefty £77 for 2 for Sunday lunch. Staff were ok - efficient enough - in short - was ok but didnt make me want to rebook

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  22. Loulou73

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect family meal for my birthday before the Blenheim Christmas lights

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  23. AshleyB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Think we had a new waitress, lovely person but didn't have good knowledge of the menu or available drinks. Otherwise the food, surroundings and prices all good. Would definitely go back.

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  24. LiamM

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, however the toilets were disgusting in both the men's & ladies.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiting staff were lovely and courteous. Food wasn’t great for the place we were in and the ambience. Main items were pizza which we were looking forward too… very bland with no herbs, garlic or flavour to them leaving the toppings and cheese tasteless. We ordered a starter of focaccia bread, which was just a bit of bread nothing to it, very overpriced for a slice of bread. Also starter of meatballs didn’t define the meat, granted we should have checked but still no consideration for whether we eat pork or not would not recommend anything we ordered.

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  26. KarenM

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress and barman were lovely. Food fair, nothing special, bit disappointing. The cost of a mulled wine was meant to be deducted but it wasn’t until I mentioned it.

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  27. BrendanL

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast whilst in the area great staff fully recommended it

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  28. GavinS

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I checked the online Menu for my kids before booking to ensure there was good enough choices for them. This was a futile exercise as the menu was “out of date online”..the exact words of the waitress. The only option they had for kids was 2 variants of pizza. It was my daughters birthday, they had been for pizza with their mother in the afternoon. I asked if the kitchen could do something else for the kids (plain chicken with chips etc) but was told they would not do this. This lazy attitude was seen throughout the venue, the Loos were filthy and the food we had was basic and under seasoned. Not good at all.

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  29. Jennifer

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was super limited and we were not told ahead of time. Also super obnoxious guy at the bar listening to his phone on speaker. I had to ask him to stop which got confrontational and honestly the bar tender or restaurant should have handled it.

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  30. MarionD

    Surrey

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience and food is great. My daughter said her double burgers was amazing, my husband really enjoyed his pigeon and my shredded lamb shoulder was a good size portion but sadly the lamb lacked flavour it needed to have more red wine gravy but potatoes were really nice. My squid starter was excellent.

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  31. DavidR

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast friendly service, nothing was problem. Good quality food, would return when passing.

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  32. DavidP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service, walking distance to to Blenheim. Accommodated 11 easily. They do put a 12.5% service charge on though.

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  33. StephanieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had previously stayed at the Crown a few years ago and really enjoyed it so decided to call in for dinner as we were in the area. Food and service were excellent.

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  34. JessicaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff, lovely ambience and family!

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  35. JustM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely stay overnight and really enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly staff and lovely food. Will visit again soon.

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  36. ElizabethC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For reasons beyond the pub’s control, the full menu wasn’t available. This was a shame as I was in the mood for one of their hearty Spanish-style stew-type dishes, but the celeriac steak I had instead was delicious, and my friend enjoyed his pizza too. He said the base was softer and tastier than most, and that the cheese, spicy sausage and peppers were good too. The staff were excellent - friendly, thoughtful and attentive. We will be going back.

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  37. CillaM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good friendly service and good small plates .the menu was not overly extensive .

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  38. Belinda

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pizzas were delicious, great service and a nice atmosphere.

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  39. CamillaV

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Helpful staff who were very flexible about us changing the time at last minute but the food, which was largely pizzas, took a very very long time to come - a good hour - we had clients with us so that made it a little tricky. on that basis not sure I would recommend for business use but yes to a friend with a caveat

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  40. MarkS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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FAQs

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

The Crown is rated 4.1 stars by 496 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 Crown

High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1TE

Additional information

  • Area
    Woodstock
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–19:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, English, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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