The Crown Inn

Playhatch, Oxfordshire


up to -51% today

Double room

Double room

A 16th-century Oxfordshire inn brimming with boutique style

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Up to 51% hotel's website rate ?
Accommodation in a Double room, including full English breakfast and three-course dinner per person, per day.

This offer is available for stays between December 2017 and April 2018 and is based on two adults only. 

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included.

The discount

We advertise this offer at up to 51% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 18/12/2017, two people may book a one-night stay in a Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £95 per room, per night, compared to the hotel's website rate of £195 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 51%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 30/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A boutique country hotel in Oxfordshire, with charming rooms and a gastropub-style restaurant – includes breakfast and three-course dinner

Set in the picturesque Oxfordshire hamlet of Playhatch, this award-winning 16th-century inn blends historic charm with a distinctly modern twist in a boutique country escape that’s both rustic and refined. Spend your days soaking up the tranquil pastoral bliss with scenic country walks along the river, or take in some sights with a jaunt to nearby Henley-on-Thames to see the beautiful 16th-century Greys Court mansion.

Most people come to The Crown Inn to sample its excellent gastropub-style restaurant, but to the rear of the building you’ll also discover 10 exquisitely styled en-suite guest bedrooms with large, comfortable beds – ideal for flopping down on after a satisfying dinner. Located in a separate, low-rise outbuilding, each of the chalet-style rooms has its own private entrance and outdoor terrace, creating a private, luxury bolthole from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Simple, stylish and extremely tasteful, The Crown Inn at Playhatch is a quintessential country escape where guests can be sure of the very highest standards of dining and accommodation from breakfast until bed. It won itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


Located behind the main inn so as not to be affected by the restaurant’s hustle and bustle, guestrooms are secluded and cosy, and beautifully decorated in a boutique style, with white linens, pops of sunny colour, and abstract floral accent wallpaper on one wall. The en-suite bathroom boasts a rain shower for a little added touch of luxury, while a private patio overlooks the charming garden.


- 32" flat screen TV
- Wi-Fi access
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Phone
- Hairdryer
- Ironing facilities
- In-room safe


The country pub style restaurant at The Crown Inn is legendary with locals and visitors alike. It offers a high-end gastropub-style menu with a distinct South African twist, thanks to the owner’s South African heritage. Expect signature dishes like their legendary steaks (all served with an inventive twist like the 6 oz flambé fillet with wild mushroom & Parma ham crust, and roasted silverskin onions) or the traditional Babotie (a South African mince and almond pie).


The Crown Inn offers a peaceful and indulgent country haven in the heart of the picturesque, chocolate-box village of Playhatch, two miles away from Reading off the A4. The charming sights of Caversham and Sonning are under 10 minutes away by car, and Henley-on-Thames and Maidenhead are within a 20-minute drive away.

Playhatch, Reading RG4 9QN

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We like

  • Exploring your beautiful green surrounds, making for the quintessential country escape
  • Relaxing in the seclusion and peace offered by the bedrooms
  • Tucking in to English country dining with a South African twist

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