The Crown and Thistle

£85 - £105 pp
Up to 80
18 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The The Barn makes a beautiful setting for your day. We also have a civil ceremony licence, cutting out any transport hassle.
The Crown and Thistle Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
All our Packages include… • Reception drink on arrival • Three-course wedding breakfast • Half a bottle of wine per guest during the meal • Toast with your speeches • Use of our cake stand and knife • Your own personal maître d’ on the day of your wedding • White table linen and napkins
The Crown and Thistle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
The Crown and Thistle Full Description
Welcome to The Crown & Thistle in Abingdon. Dating from around 1605, The Crown & Thistle is a meandering 400-year-old grade II listed coaching inn - one that's been immaculately refurbished for 21st century tastes. Our boutique hotel rooms, cosy pub and stylish restaurant are made up of 3 individual buildings, clustered around a listed cobbled courtyard framed by a stunning 200-year-old wisteria. We think you'll agree: it makes for an atmospheric backdrop for anything from a drink with friends to a full-on social event. While this place really is something very special, you don't need a special occasion to enjoy it.
Brianna Corbett
Happy couple married in October
November 2018
Perfect in every way
I'll be honest, I was worried about everything leading up to the wedding. It's just my personality! The day was perfect though and the Crown and Thistle staff did an exceptional job moving people around, serving food, accommodating special requests and just generally be amazing. It's a beautiful venue, perfect for a smaller wedding and I couldn't have been happier with our day there. I would heartily recommend the Crown & Thistle, not least because the food is just so good and we had so much positive feedback on our menu and the venue itself.
Sandy & Rachel Drury
Happy couple married in October
November 2018
Amazing wedding at the Crown & Thistle
The C&T was just the most perfect venue for our wedding in October! All our guests commented on how beautiful it was! Really lovely and intimate, the cobbled courtyard with the festoon lights was stunning and the staff were brilliant in making sure our day was perfect! Alice did a great job sorting all the finer details and ensuring that everything was exactly as we wanted it to be! The rooms were fabulous and the bridal suite was stunning! Not to mention the food which was delicious!!! A brilliant venue for a small, intimate rustic wedding all in one place!
The Crown and Thistle Location & Contact Details


Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS, England

Travel Notes

Abingdon is on the A415 between Witney and Dorchester, linked to the M4 and M40 motorways by the adjacent A34 trunk road. There are local bus services from Oxford (5.5 miles) and small railway stations in Culham and Radley, about two miles away