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A Beautiful Historic Hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds


Newly refurbished. Now open.

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A Beautiful Historic Hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds


Newly refurbished. Now open.

 

A WARM WELCOME

With a tradition of hospitality dating back more than 700 years, we warmly welcome you to The Shaven Crown Hotel.

This medieval hostelry, one of the oldest inns in the country, is set opposite the church and village green in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of Shipton under Wychwood.

The hotel is full of charm and character with open fires, real ales and home-made food.

The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds, with Blenheim Palace and the historic towns of Burford, Witney, Cheltenham and Oxford nearby. 

Click here for things to do in the Cotswolds.

 

We overlook the green at Shipton under Wychwood

The Bar

 

AN HISTORIC HOTEL

The Shaven Crown was founded in the 14th century by the monks of Bruern Abbey to house pilgrims and as a hospice for the poor and needy.

Following the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the Crown seized the hotel and Queen Elizabeth I later used it as a royal hunting lodge.

Subsequently it was given to the village on condition that it became an inn with the proceeds being used to help the poor.

Early in the 20th century the inn passed into private ownership and was named the Shaven Crown in homage to its founders.

Through the centuries it has maintained its charm, and many original features remain, including the 14th century gateway and the double-braced roof structure of the iconic Great Hall.

www.wychwoodshistory.org

www.shiptonunderwychwood.org

 
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OUR BEAUTIFUL ROOMS ARE ALL UNIQUE AND ABOUND WITH CHARACTER & COTSWOLDS CHARM


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OUR BEAUTIFUL ROOMS ARE ALL UNIQUE AND ABOUND WITH CHARACTER & COTSWOLDS CHARM


The Shaven Crown Hotel has eight en-suite double or twin bedrooms overlooking the medieval courtyard and village green.

Each room is unique, but all abound with charm and character, especially the Old Chapel Room which boasts a four-poster bed and vaulted ceiling.

We have a large room which is situated on the ground floor with suitable access for those who wish to avoid too many steps (this can also be used as a family room).

Additional beds and travel cots are available on request.  

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar.

LUXURY FOUR POSTER
The Old Chapel is £150.00

LUXURY DOUBLE/TWIN
The Pump Room is £125.00

STANDARD DOUBLE/TWIN
The Shipton & Ascott Rooms are both £115.00

STANDARD DOUBLE
The Milton Room is £105.00

BASIC DOUBLE
The Crown, Windrush & Evenlode Rooms are £90.00 each

Prices include Breakfast and VAT

Please click here for bookings and availability

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OUR SEASONAL MENU USES THE FINEST LOCALLY SOURCED REGIONAL INGREDIENTS


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OUR SEASONAL MENU USES THE FINEST LOCALLY SOURCED REGIONAL INGREDIENTS


The Restaurant

For those who wish to dine in calm and tranquility we recommend our newly refurbished restaurant, while the courtyard provides the perfect setting for al fresco dining in the summer.

Our seasonal menus are proudly British and our fiercely passionate chefs take great care and delight in hunting out the best local and regional ingredients for each dish.

See Restaurant Menu

To make a reservation please call

01993 830500

or email us on relax@theshavencrown.co.uk

The Bar

Our new bar is the ideal setting for hotel guests and locals alike to enjoy real ales, wines and a less formal menu which includes favourite dishes, lighter meals, salads, sandwiches and are available during the day and early evening.

Well behaved dogs are welcome!

See Bar Menu

Opening Times

Basically all day, however for those of a precise disposition, please see below.

Breakfast 
Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 9.30am Saturday & Sunday from 8.00am to 10.00am

Coffee & Cakes
all week from 10.00am to midday

Bar
Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 11.00pm
Sunday from midday to 10.30pm

Lunch
all week from midday to 2.30pm

Afternoon Tea
all week from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Dinner
Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Sunday: Closed

All polished off with a nightcap or two!