The Crown

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Family-friendly, dog-friendly, trendy, with cool drinks, a warm vibe, joyous food, fab rooms… and Blenheim Palace a stroll away


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In idyllic Woodstock, down the road from Blenheim Palace, is the listed, mellow old Crown. Inside? A large, light, bright, sleek, smiling place. Palest walls, orange lights, Nordic chairs, background music and a dog called Rory (belongs to the chef). There are two open fires, a sitting area with sofas and a stunning decorative sweep of Portuguese floor. Butcombe or Bellini, vodka, gin, champagne by the glass: the drinks are various and classy. So is the food; there’s Provençal fish stew, roast rump of lamb with spinach, salmon with brown shrimp butter, and small plates that look sensational: Jerusalem artichokes with kale; wood-roast king prawns with chilli. The wood-fired pizzas are awesome as is the blood orange posset. Outside: a little furnished courtyard. Upstairs: brand-spankingly new bedrooms done with flair and to a top-notch standard. Our favourite, the largest, has a retro-colonial vibe; all have original art by a family friend. Bathrooms sparkle, bathrobes are fluffy and breakfasts are spoiling. A real gem.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Breakfast from £2. Starters from £5. Lunch from £8. Mains from £11.


Nightly price
from £150
5 Doubles
From £150


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Julian Rosser

  • 17th Century Grade 2 listed coaching inn
  • A stones throw from Blenheim Palace
  • Five ensuite bedrooms