The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge, Suffolk

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


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


This cute little hotel in the middle of Woodbridge slopes downhill to the river, its rainbow of pastel colours making it a landmark in town. Inside, open-plan interiors flood with light courtesy of a glass ceiling. A Windermere skiff hangs above the bar, you find painted panelling, comfy sofas, slate floors and a wood-burner to keep things cosy. An airy restaurant comes in pale olive with leather banquettes, wooden floors and contemporary art, a fine spot for some tasty local food, perhaps seared scallops with Suffolk chorizo, slow braised pork with glazed carrots, white chocolate and passion fruit cheese cake. Breakfast is just as good; expect poached fruits, flagons of juice, smoked kippers, the best sausages in Suffolk. Bedrooms above vary in size, but all have the same feel: off-white colours, duck-down duvets, padded headboards, Hypnos beds. You’ll find panels of entwined willow, pitchforks hanging on the wall, robes and power showers in sparkling bathrooms. Don’t miss Sutton Hoo, the Aldeburgh food festival or Rendlesham Forest, the UK’s equivalent of Area 51. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights at weekends
Lunch & dinner £6-£30. Sunday lunch from £12.50.


Nightly price
from £110
Extra beds/sofabeds £25 p.p.
2 Family rooms for 4
From £140
8 Twin/doubles
From £110


My wife and I stayed 1 night at the Crown and we were most impressed by helpful reception, room comfort, service & food. would unhesitatingly recommend it, and plan to return for a longer stay in the summer.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Juliet Stone

  • Our riverside market town of Woodbridge has over 100 independent stores, bakeries, and delicatessens. Never far from the coastline, popular tourist attractions and historic sites, there is something for everyone in this picturesque part of Suffolk.
  • SUTTON HOO - based within a hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate and home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king.
  • FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE - magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.
  • SNAPE MALTINGS - set alongside the River Alde, this collection of Victorian buildings house unique independent shops, galleries and a world famous Concert Hall.
  • WOODBRIDGE TIDE MILL - one of the first in the country, and has operated for over 800 years, making it the last working tide mill in the country today. An iconic, popular museum and well worth a visit.
  • BAWDSEY QUAY WATER SPORTS - offer a range of courses for mixed abilities and ages; all located on some of the finest coastline in the UK.