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The Crown at Woodbridge - Pub in Suffolk

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

Laura Miles
+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

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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. 

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 Laura Miles:

Local points of interest from
Laura Miles:

  • 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

Guest feedback
"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. "
February 2014

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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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