To the Crown on a very cold Friday evening for a bite to eat, not our first choice but that was full and we hadn't booked. I must admit that the Crown is rarely my first choice as a venue to eat but on the occasions I have, I have often been surprised as to how good the food can be. On this occasion we had a perfectly acceptable meal which I couldn’t really fault but we still felt underwhelmed by the experience. Maybe it’s the fact that the rather dark restaurant area is now looking a little tired and dated or perhaps it is the amateurish waiting staff who really need to be be trained how to speak to paying guests or the general lack of ambience when you walk into the bar from the street. I heard a quote recently along the lines that great service could save an average kitchen but that poor front of house could not save a great kitchen and I think there is an element of that going on here. For whatever reason the current set up does not work for me and I won’t be rushing back as a result.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Crown Hotel and Restaraunt. We are a family run business in the centre of the beautiful historic village of Long Melford. It is known for its charm and character, stately homes, stunning church also a fantastic choice of shops from antiques to boutique shops which has offers for all keen shopper. Our selves at The Crown being the last remaining free house in the village we provide an exstenive range of wines, real ales and hand pull cider, with home cooked meals available from the bar or restaraunt menu. If you want to just stop off for a drink and a light meal or have a family gathering we can accommodate both in our cosy bar and restaraunt. If your looking to make your stay a little longer we have 12 en-suite rooms that have just been refurbished which look out of this world. If you are a couple looking for a relaxing weekend break away or business person looking for a one night stop this is the place to be. Our door is always open where a warm welcome awaits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown Hotel Long Melford, Suffolk