The Crown & Thistle

Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, OX14 3HS, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Abingdon

The Fat Duck - Our Night with Heston Blumenthal

A travel blog entry by trina.manz on Jul 23, 2013

1 comment, 37 photos

... with hot water. The waiters then came out with a large wooden box with a glass lid containing two gold pocket watches. They explained that the watches had stopped working exactly two days ago and we must dunk them into our teapot to fix them – just like Alice in Wonderland. We took out pocket watches and swirled them around in our cups till they dissolved filling our teapots with a fragrant beef like broth and plenty of gold leaf. We were then instructed to pour the ...

Odd times in Oxfordshire

A travel blog entry by inge.thornton on Jan 19, 2013

5 photos

... and motorways were perfectly clear, and indeed relatively traffic-free, as I think most people had decided not to travel if they didn't need to.
My first impressions on arriving were quite good. It was an absolutely fabulous place - huge house in its own grounds of 22 acres. The owner of the house, Anthea, gave me a cup of tea and then fed me a really nice meal that night, before I retired to my caravan.
Things went downhill from there on in, really. The ...

The Thames at Abingdon

A travel blog entry by denfrancis on Aug 28, 2012

3 photos

... buns to the local populace from a balcony above the town hall, and apparently they celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year by continuing the tradition.

We were fortunate to be able to climb up to the roof lantern and look over the town, observing the 16th - 19th century buildings among the more modern developments. We lunched in one of the ...

Morse country

A travel blog entry by sydneyalicat on Oct 08, 2011

... through the shops and found the church where you can climb the tower, obviously that had to be done then it was a late lunch in the crypt.Too late to visit the castle or anywhere else so hopped on the park and ride back to Pear tree, pretty handy just a short walk to the hotel. Have dinner and get some Internet time in, early start again in the ...

A Walk on the Thames

A travel blog entry by sparsel on Apr 03, 2011

12 photos

... Because it was a Sunday and we were arriving at 4 in the afternoon, most of the shops were closed so town looked almost dead. I don't think the weather helped much either. Despite this, the town seemed cute but we decided to head back to Oxford to catch a train to the Cotswolds.

Upon our return to Oxford, we stopped by the chocolate festival, grabbed something to eat and picked up our bags. We made the long walk tongue train station and found ourselves suck ...

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This hotel, located on Bridge Street, Abingdon, is near Didcot Railway Centre, White Horse Hill, Mini Cooper Plant, and Exeter College.
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