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The Crown at Woodbridge - Pub in Suffolk

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Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AD, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

Garth Wray
+44 (0)1394 384242(landline)

The Crown is all things to all men - a pub for a pint, a bar for champagne, a restaurant for super food and a hotel with chic rooms

Everyone loves Woodbridge's Crown, from its pastel façade to its cool laid-back interiors and humorous touches: beneath a sloping glass roof an immaculate wooden skiff is suspended. Welcome to a 400-year-old pub with great food, a long granite-topped bar and a cosmopolitan air. In intimate dining rooms, chef-patron Stephen David's menu trawls Europe for inspiration and draws as much as it can on Suffolk's natural larder. Look forward to hearty dishes full of flavour and some amazing taste combinations: grilled east coast skate wing with cockle and caper butter sauce; slow cooked rabbit and pappardelle in cider sauce with shaved parmesan and rocket. Wash it all down with Adnams or Meantime beers or delve into the wine list. As for the staff, nothing is too much trouble for them. A welcoming Suffolk bolthole – unmissable!

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Garth Wray:

Local points of interest from
Garth Wray:

  • Woodbridge is a delightful market town situated by the River Deben in South Suffolk. With a rich boating tradition, it is also home to a Grade I listed white washed Tide Mill, the oldest of its kind in the country, dating back to 1170.
  • The Deben itself rises in the Suffolk village of Debenham and passes through on the way to the North Sea at Felixstowe. It is home to many yacht clubs and provides the perfect setting for enjoying the great British countryside.
  • Just a short trip across the river is the famous Anglo-Saxon burial site, Sutton Hoo. An important archaeological site, the museum's interactive exhibits packed with treasure and artefacts make it a popular tourist destination throughout the year.
  • There is great pride in our local golfing tradition and in the excellent courses we have dotted about on sandy dunes, lush parkland and open countryside. Why not combine a foodie break at The Crown with a round or two of 18 holes?
  • Back in the town centre, Woodbridge's main high street, The Thoroughfare has all the café culture and retail scene of an affluent and thriving town. Make sure you visit the wonderful biweekly farmers market if you're in the area.
  • At the southern end of The Thoroughfare, you'll find us; a relaxing retreat after a day of sightseeing and retail therapy. See you soon!
Points of interest

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Lunch & dinner £6-£30. Sunday lunch from £12.50.


Open all day.


Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AD, Suffolk


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