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The Cosener's House

Abbey Close 15 - 16, Abingdon OX14 3JD England
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#7 of 7 hotels in Abingdon
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The Cosener’s House occupies a picturesque Thames-side position in the grounds of the medieval Abbey of Abingdon, 8 miles from Oxford. It takes its name from the Cuisinier or Kitchener (the official responsible for providing food for the Abbey). The older part of the present building is the central portion which dates from the mid-eighteenth century. These days the Cosener's House is a wonderful retreat to which we invite you to stay overnight in one of the comfortable rooms or make use of the meeting rooms and catering facility. There are 50 bedrooms, 5 meeting rooms, bar and spacious dining room with views of the gardens and the Thames.
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Michael B wrote a review Dec. 2020
Abingdon, United Kingdom24 contributions11 helpful votes
The Cosener's House this afternoon. We were shown to a beautifully decorated table by the window by waitress Rita. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. At one point friendly manager Katy came with our desserts. The Cosener's House is a marvellous place for an event like a wedding or birthday party. It is a beautiful old building and we had a lovely view of the garden and the River Thames from our table. With the combination of these, the excellent food and service and a wonderful atmosphere, I highly recommend it to everybody.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Marguerite H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Woodbridge, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
Very comfortable ground floor room although a little on the small side but adequate. There was no wardrobe but hangers provided in an open cupboard. Modern bathroom with good shower albeit over the bath. We decided to have dinner in the hotel restaurant with the tables all distanced. As I have food intolerances there was nothing on the vegetarian menu I could have but the chef very obligingly offered spinach cannelloni with a crusty topping which was excellent. We would certainly stay there again if in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: For accessibility the ground floor rooms are adequate and there is parking nearby.
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desK1115AQ wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions18 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous place to stay location - Abingdon-on-Thames - amazing staff couldn’t be more attentive and breakfast delicious - views and walks lovely - very peaceful and would certainly visit again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karl Fox, General Manager at The Cosener's House
Responded Oct. 7, 2020
Than you for your review Jan, its always appreciated when our guest take the time to write a few words regarding there stay. Please do come again, perhaps try an afternoon tea with us. Best regards Karl Fox Senior General Manager
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Norman T wrote a review Sep. 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Although we only stayed for one night, it was a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We arrived during the morning and, as rooms aren’t ready until 2 pm, we were allowed to leave our car in the car park. Our spacious room was on the first floor and had a good view of the garden and the river Thames. At all times the staff were very polite and attentive. We had an evening meal and then breakfast the following morning and everything was cooked and presented very well. We would certainly recommend this hotel if you want to explore Abingdon as it is very central for the town and the river.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Karl Fox, General Manager at The Cosener's House
Responded Sep. 18, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, and don't stay away for too long. Very best regards Karl Fox Senior General Manager
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keeleydee wrote a review Sep. 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom52 contributions21 helpful votes
We visited today for a business meeting over afternoon tea! We were met by a friendly reception team and led to a table outside on the patio with stunning views over a beautifully kept garden and the river Thames! A lovely waitress called Tia served us our tea, she was wonderfully cheery and attentive. The afternoon tea arrived and it was amazing, great selection of sandwiches, delicious homemade scones with jam and cream and a lovely selection of cakes! Well done chef! A very enjoyable experience and I highly reccommend you visit! It’s a beautiful hotel
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Karl Fox, General Manager at The Cosener's House
Responded Sep. 18, 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments, and yes we also think Tia is a bit of a star. So glad our afternoon tea was well received, we do get a lot of positive comments on then. We shall also be starting up our Sunday roast in mid October. Our Chef gave us a sneak preview and they too look and taste amazing, come and join us again soon. Best regards Karl Fox Senior General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cosener's House
Which popular attractions are close to The Cosener's House?
Nearby attractions include The Abbey Cinema (0.2 km), Abbey Meadows (0.2 km), and Abingdon County Hall Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cosener's House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cosener's House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cosener's House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cosener's House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dorindo's Mexican Restaurant, Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, and Mahee Tandoori.
Does The Cosener's House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cosener's House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abingdon County Hall Museum (0.3 km), Great Coxwell Barn (7.5 km), and Sandford Lock (5.8 km).
Does The Cosener's House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Cosener's House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.