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The Bildeston Crown

A 15th century former coaching inn at the heart of Bildeston, Suffolk.

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The Bildeston Crown is an interesting pub with charm in abundance, inside you’ll find cosy dog-friendly bars, often with a roaring fire, a light-filled restaurant and individually designed indulgent bedrooms.

Whether it’s a pint you’re after, a celebratory dinner or a light lunch with family and friends; our bars, restaurant and terraces provide eating and drinking spots for all.

In the heart of the Suffolk countryside, it’s the perfect base to explore local market towns, Lavenham, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds, as well as Constable Country. The Bildeston Crown is surrounded by rolling countryside and picturesque villages and is a wonderful area to enjoy good walks. Each of the en-suite bedrooms have been styled to retain the character of the building, and you’ll find beds so comfy you won’t want to leave. The rooms have a timeless luxury with stylish furnishings and indulgent bathrooms.

With a focus on locally sourced seasonal produce from the Nedging Hall gardens, our restaurant serves a menu packed full of flavour. There are three exclusive private dining rooms, offering some of the best private dining in Suffolk.

In 2022, The Bildeston Crown was a finalist in the “Best Small Suffolk Hotel” in the East of England Tourism Awards. The judges commented that the food at The Bildeston Crown was “excellent and well-presented” and added that the hotel “has lots of character”, commenting on “the traditional wooden beams and unique rooms”. In September 2007, the restaurant was awarded the much coveted Three Rosettes by the AA and become the only restaurant in Suffolk to have this status. We are delighted that we have retained our 3 AA Rosettes for 2023.

Opening Times

Open all year round

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Groups welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric car charging
  • Parking
  • Garden
The Bildeston Crown
104 High Street