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The Crown and Castle Hotel

Historic hotel and award-winning restaurant close to the 12thC castle in peaceful and historic coastal village.

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The Crown and Castle hotel is situated in the heart of Orford, a peaceful village just a few miles south of Aldeburgh, on the beautiful Suffolk coast. There has been a hostelry on the site for eight centuries. The original inn was, apparently, built into the walls of the C12th Orford Castle but is now separated from it by a little lane.

Co-owned by Ruth Watson, David Watson and Tim Sunderland, the Crown and Castle has 21 bedrooms and a lively bistro, the Trinity, which serves decent, unpretentious food. Although we are officially classed as a hotel, we tend to think of ourselves more as a restaurant with rooms, our public space being very limited.

Our desire is to offer thoughtful, unstuffy service and to provide a truly relaxing, unstressed atmosphere. As such we do not take group bookings and are not suitable for guests attending local weddings. We do, however, take a limited number of dogs in five designated garden rooms and children over 8 years old are welcome to stay, too. The Crown and Castle is open all year round for accommodation, lunch and dinner.

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Central heating
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Night porter
  • Totally non-smoking
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available
  • Electric shaver points
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
Opening Season
Open all year round