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Ellen Forster

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West Oxfordshire inn reopens following £600k refurb

Phil and Evelyn Roberts, owners of Shaven Crown Inn, in Shipton-under-Wychwood, have completed a £600k refurb of the historic inn after purchasing the property only a year ago.

The couple encountered several problems during the development including two boilers breaking within days.

The 630-year-old hotel, which once hosted Queen Elizabeth I, was valued at £795k last year.

Mr Roberts, 46, told the Oxford Mail: “It’s a relief to be trading after a year of not being able to do anything.

Roberts said: “We haven’t done a great deal to the physical structure of the building but made it a lot more contemporary with regards to the fixings and furniture.

“It’s nice to be part of the history and take it to the next stage.”

“I can’t quite imagine Elizabeth II coming here, but it would be nice to have some people of note to come and dine or stay with us.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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