The Shaven Crown Hotel
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The Shaven Crown Hotel  

This medieval hostelry, one of the ten 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 steeped in history and is full of charm and character with log fires, real ales and good food.

Warm and cosy in the winter, cool in the summer and always full of atmosphere; the Monk's Bar provides the perfect setting for guests and locals to enjoy real ales, fine wines and excellent food. The bar is overflowing with character. Food is served here all day. There is an intimate restaurant, or you could try the courtyard for al fresco dining in the summer. The food is home made using only fresh local ingredients. You can also eat in the Monk's Bar where the menu includes more traditional snacks.

There is accommodation here and you can group book. They cater for dinner parties, small weddings, conferences and golf breaks.

As for the history, the hotel 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 Great Hall.



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b&b, beer, food, beer garden, real fire, no smoking, kids, car park, pets allowed, vegetarian 


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