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The Crown & Castle

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Orford, Woodbridge, IP12 2LJ, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

A charming bolthole in a sleepy Suffolk village - you get great food, gorgeous bedrooms, riverside walks and the wild west coast

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Orford is unbeatable, a sleepy Suffolk village blissfully marooned at the end of the road. River, beach and forest wait, as does the Crown & Castle, a fabulous English hostelry where the art of hospitality is practised with great flair. The inn stands in the shadow of Orford's 12th-century castle. The feel is warm and airy with stripped floorboards, open fires, eclectic art and candles at night. Rooms come with Vi-Spring beds, super bathrooms, lovely fabrics, the odd armchair. Four in the main house have watery views, the suite is stunning, the garden rooms big and light, the courtyard rooms (the latest addition) utterly sublime. All have crisp white linen, TVs, DVDs and digital radios. Wellington boots wait at the back door, so pull on a pair and explore Rendlesham Forest or hop on a boat and chug over to Orfordness. Ambrosial food awaits your return, perhaps seared squid with coriander and garlic, slow-cooked pork belly with a shellfish broth, crushed pistachio meringue with a chocolate ice-cream sundae. A great place to wash up for a few lazy days. Sutton Hoo is close. Very dog-friendly.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Guest feedback
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"It's like being with old friends. The staff are so attentive without being over the top. A fabulous place to relax and enjoy the best food.- - the vegetarian menu is fantastic. One of our favourite places."
August 2012
"If you're looking for a relaxing retreat with excellent rooms, great food and wonderfully attentive staff then the Crown and Castle is a must visit destination. Even our dog was made to feel like an important guest, she's still talking about the goodies bag that was awaiting her on our arrival."
July 2012

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Booking enquiries: David & Ruth Watson
+44 (0)1394 450205(landline)

  • 18 Doubles
  • 2 Twins
  • 1 Suite for 2
Price:(i) £130 to£245 per night

Dinner, B&B from £99.50 p.p.

Booking info:

Minimum two nights dinner, B&B, at weekends.


Lunch from £8.50. À la carte dinner around £35.




Orford, Woodbridge, IP12 2LJ, Suffolk

Inn 18 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 190 per night
Inn 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 190 per night
Inn 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 245 to £ 245 per night
Booking enquiries: David & Ruth Watson
+44 (0)1394 450205(landline)