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We are fortunate to be working from one of the most highly regarded architectural buildings in Beaconsfield ‘Old Town.’

We have a double fronted Georgian Townhouse, one of the earliest known inns within Beaconsfield; when it used to be known as the Crown Inn.

The original timber framed building has two wings. Its present day appearance was transformed in the late 17th century by the addition of an elaborate cement-rendered façade giving it the appearance of a small castle.

The central coach entry, with semi-circular window above, remains the chief architectural feature from the earlier structure.

The Crown Inn is first mentioned by name in 1510 and went on to become a highly regarded coaching stop on the way to Oxford.

By 1669 the Crown Inn had become ‘the place to stay’ with 24 beds, most of them four-posters, each with a feather mattress and tapestry hangings to keep out the draughts. The rooms had fire irons in the fireplace and curtains in the windows!

The room names are well documented and these include the Crown, the Fleur de Lys, the Rose, the Red Chamber, the Star, the Sun, the Half Moon and the Globe.

Contact details

  • Address: Metropolitan House, 20 London End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2JH
  • Telephone: 01494 680668
  • Email: enquiries@austynjames.com