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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Some time since we stayed here but very nice to see that Ruth Watson's style and flair lives on under the new ownership. Truly a demonstration of the maxim 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' Food is delicious and unfussy, concentrating on bringing out the flavours of simple fresh
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The best roast I have ever eaten out. Truly amazing. Beautifully fresh, roast potatoes, that were crisp, amazing sirloin beef, fab Yorkshire’s and delicious veg. I’m fussy, better than mine. Gravy could be thicker is my only criticism. Wonderful and can’t wait to come back 👍
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The hotel was just what we had hoped it would be ...relaxing ( not too precious) warm ..lovely log smell as you enter from the outside. Genuinely kind and yet professional service , we were always asking for some more coffee or more toast ...nothing was too much trouble ..in
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Yet another short stay at this hotel. I was surprised to see that Tim Sutherland has recently left (retirement - nothing sinister!). His replacement, John, is very engaging and made us feel very welcome. The other staff (Stefan; Kerry; Danielle - amongst others) all remain
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My wife and I last stayed at the crown and castle a few years ago when owned by Ruth Watson, unfortunately I had a run in with her over a parking incident, I found her rude and very obnoxious and although a very pleasant hotel I decided I couldn’t be a customer of someone who
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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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Does this hotel cater for dogs?
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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Near Woodbridge, not Woodford. Sorry if I got you on the wrong map.
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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"
US$ 234 - US$ 239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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