“Sleek simplicity in rooms and public areas full of original character” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We have put in place the following procedures: Online check in Online Check Out Online payment facility for bills Contactless bills in the bar and restaurant Anti Bacterial hand sanitiser in the bar, restaurant, reception Track and trace for all guests Single use menus, condiments Screens All public areas are being professionally disinfected by a company called 'Midlands disinfection' All staff have been trained, temperatures are being taken at the start of shift and during. Masks are being warn by all staff.
Our Inspector's view
Once a coaching inn dating from the 16th century, The Crown now offers a mix of quirky, modern minimalist-style rooms spread over three buildings and designed by Ilse Crawford. These blend beautifully with the character of the original buildings. Deep beds, high quality bedding and the latest TV sound systems all feature. The award-winning Hawkyns Restaurant, overseen by acclaimed chef Atul Kochhar and his team, showcases local produce and flavours from the Indian sub-continent, skilfully prepared and presented. The Courtyard Room is ideal for private functions; exclusive use of the inn is also an option. The Red House Spa offers treatments and resident guests have complimentary use of the gym.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 45
- Bedrooms ground: 14
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Croquet Available
- Free TV
- Direct Dial
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 14
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: t
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.
The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.
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