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The Crown & Castle

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The Crown and Castle is a 5-star Restaurant with Rooms open for lunch and dinner all year round (but closed in the morning and afternoon to non-residents guests). Situated in the tranquil village of Orford on the Suffolk coast (just south of Aldeburgh), the Crown and Castle is perfect for leisure guests wanting to relax and recharge. With wonderful walking by the river and through nearby forests, we are a stone’s throw from the magnificent C12th castle. The extraordinary Orford Ness (NT) is just across the river Ore. Awarded Editor’s Choice by the 2018 Good Hotel Guide and chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the Best 100 hotels for 2019, authentic British and Italian food is at our heart and we were recently honoured by Sawday’s Guide for Fabulous Food. We have five dedicated Garden rooms suitable for dogs, as recognised by a recent Good Hotel Guide dog-friendly award. There are two family rooms suitable for children over 8 and children of any age are welcome at lunchtime.
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Full view
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Norwich Airport68 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our story is little different in that we did not set out to go from London to Orford to stay at the Crown and Castle. We set out to go from Thetford to Orford on the return to London. When we arrived in Orford, it...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank 310Barbara
Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & CastleResponded 3 days ago

Gosh! Thank you! What a marvellous in-depth review. It will be a great help to those who don’t just want to know about the C&C but Orford, too. Of course, we are also great fans of all the village has to offer, from Pinney's and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for end of year stay and as always greeted warmly as valued guests. Our favourite room is spacious comfortable and has a lovely view of the castle. The food was as always delicious the service exceptional. Stefan and Tim can be justly proud...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & CastleResponded 3 days ago

Ah, good point: parmesan custard and anchovy 'soldiers' is a perfect winter dish. Thank you for the reminder. Thank you, too, for your very kind review. We are so pleased you continue to enjoy Tim and Stefan's careful ministrations - and the team, of course...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Crown & Castle for many years now, usually 2 or 3 times a year, and it never disappoints. We relax the minute we arrive and know that we will always be well looked after. The food just gets better...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank IntrepidPenguin
Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & CastleResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your laudatory review - we are really grateful for all the very positive comments about ambience, food - inc. decent portion sizes! - and service. Thank you, too, for pointing out how relaxing it is at the C&C and Orford...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here Wednesday 21st November, the decor and atmosphere of the pub/hotel is very nice. We sat by the fire on arrival with a drink which was lovely as it was a cold night. The menu was poorly laid out and quite hard...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank cmgwalking
Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & CastleResponded 2 weeks ago

May we start by saying how sorry we are that our portion sizes were not to your satisfaction. It is always our hope that guests will enjoy both the quality and quantity of our food. In general, most guests have two or three courses and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Crown and Castle for more than 10 years - staying with them at least once or twice a year. Every time we are made to feel truly welcome and the staff have learnt to pre-empt every request, are they...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank SimonBP
Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & CastleResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed, not just for your positive review but for being such a loyal customer. We do appreciate it. Thank you particularly for your praise of our food: the reason we label ourselves as a Restaurant with Rooms is partly because of...More

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grubgobbler
7 March 2018|
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Response from Tim S | Property representative |
Hello, there are five dedicated Garden rooms that are dog-friendly but dogs are not allowed in any other rooms. Whike this is absolutely the case, just mention your wife's allergy on booking (phone 01394 450205) and we will... More
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Christine W
3 September 2016|
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Response from Tedsterlondon_UK | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have dog friendly rooms and a table in the bar area where the dog can sit with you while you eat.
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Brian B
15 January 2015|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
Near Woodbridge, not Woodford. Sorry if I got you on the wrong map.
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"The cottages have separate toilets, you have to go into cold hall to get to. No rads in hall."
310Barbara
1 week ago
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"The terrace rooms are lovely."
IntrepidPenguin
1 week ago
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"If you have a dog definitely the chalet"
Angelaquaintrell
4 weeks ago
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"Garden rooms are great value for money with their own patio & direct access to the garden"
Climber818735
5 Nov 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$177 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaOrford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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