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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
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
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The Crown and Castle is consistently excellent; from the service, friendliness, rooms and quality of food, it never disappoints. I've been visiting with my partner for nearly 15 years (we'll be back as soon as our twins are old enough to stay! [it somewhat amuses me that dogs
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Walked into a roaring fire & a wonderful welcome, great start to lunch. We started with the Pump street sourdough, the crust & flavour were to die for, very hard to stop eating it and a proper amount of real butter. I had the set Pesce menu 2 courses £18.50. Started with
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We had a lovely two day visit just after New Year and as usual it was like coming home. From the moment we arrived and were welcomed by Tim and Stefan and all the regular, familiar faces we felt enveloped by the Crown and Castle experience. Such a friendly place. We tried a new
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Response from Tim S, General Manager at The Crown & Castle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Good to hear that you were comfortable in room 31 and were able to grab some much deserved r & r after the festive period. Thank you also for setting the scene for those that may not be so familiar with the C&C. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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We have stayed here several times in recent years, and because we have always been so well looked after and been exposed to great food, accommodation and service, we decided to book on to the Festive Flop and New Year's package this year. Wow, it was brilliant! Neither of us
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Response from Tim S, General Manager at The Crown & Castle
Responded 5 weeks ago
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and are sharing your kind thoughts with others. Thank you very much indeed for all your lovely comments - and we certainly hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
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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 was 4:30 pm and my husband had gone to Orford to buy fresh fish
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Response from Tim S, Owner at The Crown & Castle
Responded 10 Dec 2018
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 Pump Street Bakery to the butcher and general store. We are delighted you were able to enjoy it. Delighted, too, that you decided to stop off and stay with us for two whole days. (And many congratulations on your wedding!) Thank you for all the lovely compliments about the food and our staff, especially the welcome - and that the portion sizes are more than adequate! We do hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. In the meantime, thank you again and every good wish for your married life together.
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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 make absolutely sure you have a certified dog-free room.
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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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"The garden rooms are large and very comfortable, some have a great view of the castle too."
"The cottages have separate toilets, you have to go into cold hall to get to. No rads in hall."
"The terrace rooms are lovely."
"If you have a dog definitely the chalet"
"Garden rooms are great value for money with their own patio & direct access to the garden"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 181 - US$ 233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the crown & castle hotel orfordthe crown and castlecrown castle woodbridge
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaOrford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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