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Minimoon review: The Crown, Amersham

Peta Hunt explores the pretty countryside just at the end of the Metropolitan Line

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The sunny courtyard of the coaching inn

WHERE This Elizabethan coaching inn is in the market town of Old Amersham, where city meets country. You wouldn’t believe it from the picture-postcard high street, but it’s on the Metropolitan Line (only 45 minutes from central London), while five minutes in the opposite direction you’ll find yourselves in the beautiful, rolling Chiltern Hills. 

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Simply chic rooms

WHY Even though it was released 22 years ago, we 
still got rather excited by
the fact that Four Weddings and a Funeral was filmed here – Hugh Grant’s “room” is called The Elizabeth and has a rather romantic four-poster bed. The rest of the hotel has been refurbished since Hugh last crossed the threshold, so its quaint inglenook fireplaces, crooked doors and cobbled courtyard are now paired
with Ilse Crawford Scandi-chic interiors. I loved the bed we slept in so much I bought a new mattress on the way home! 

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Enjoy local produce in the smart restaurant

Wine & Dine

However, the hotel is more proud of its gastronomic credentials than its movie cameo – with a menu that changes daily and showcases local produce. 

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BOOK Rooms from £116 per night, thecrownamersham.com