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Rochford, Essex
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for Easter and it was fabulous, apart from not finding the bunny! It doesn't matter whether you visit at a busy time like Easter or New Year or at quieter times, the friendly welcome, service and food are always consistently excellent. Tim, Stefan, Sue, Bill and all the staff always make our stay memorable. Lovely coincidence to see friends...

Thank Cazfrank
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for lunch today as planned to visIt Orford Castle afterwards. We were very impressed by excellent professional service and delicious food in comfortable surroundings. Highly recommended and we must return soon. They don't have a children's menu although there was the offer of a small portion from the main menu or a plain pasta dish. This prompted...

Thank GailW2100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked two nights that included a two course meal and breakfast for my Wife and myself and my German Shepherd for our twentieth wedding anniversary. We have spent time here before and the service is first class dogs are well catered for the rooms are spotless and the food is superb. It's not cheap but then again I live...

1Thank Adam S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem of a place! We were given such a warm welcome - with a garden room upgrade, just perfect. This is a really lovely hotel and is a little different from the norm. W e loved it and will definitely revisit. The highlight of our weekend was the starlit night sky, away from the usual light pollution. Breathtaking!...

Thank jayluc666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is going to be a VERY short review as before we had even sat down we were asked to leave because we had a baby with us. The guy that told us to go pointed at my daughter and said, you can't be in her with a baby go to another pub! In this day and age what a...

Thank hollyhawk1986
Orfordness, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you but you could not be more wrong in reporting this exchange. We are first of all a restaurant (with rooms) and not a pub. We welcome children of all ages at lunchtime if they are with adults having a meal but our licence does not permit us to allow children under 16 in our one and only bar...

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as a couple in our late 20s for our anniversary. My partner booked it based on reviews he had read about the food and the rosette status. We arrived in the late afternoon on a Saturday and were told our room had been upgraded because they were quiet The room was amazing. Beautiful view of the castle,...

Thank Abbey E
Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our third stay (though first review) at a favourite bolt-hole for a couple of days 'away from it all'. As on previous visits, all the staff were ultra friendly and helpful and we thought the food, always very good, had moved up another notch from our last stay. This is very much a 'restaurant with rooms' not a full service...

Thank CricketMan2014
Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Your review was really welcome, particularly the part about our being a restaurant with rooms, rather than a hotel. We also agree that our food is better than ever! (We would say that, but it's true.) We look forward to your fourth visit and hope we continue to live up to expectations. Thank you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really don't know where to begin when reviewing The Crown and Castle, but this this time I'll start with the people, what a fantastic reception we always get from everyone, Tim, Stefan and all you wonderful people always make as feel so welcome. The room is so spacious and comfortable and the bathroom exceeds all expectations. And the food...

Thank jimpop1
Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to welcome you back Mr and Mrs S, and we are so happy that you found everything as good as ever. All your kind messages have been passed on. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in December, if not before.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed recently for one night. Very friendly and hard working staff. In particular Stefan provided us with some excellent customer service so thank you. Lovely setting, lovely room (we got an upgrade too so that was an added bonus!) And the food and service in the bar and restaurant was fabulous. They also have a seperate vegetarian and vegan menu...

Thank Maiko_O165
Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your generous review, especially of Stefan – a marvellous asset for the C&C! We are delighted that you enjoyed everything from the free upgrade to the vegan menu. We try!

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We booked a last minute two night break, staying in a garden room. We had several meals in the restaurant during our visit, every meal was delicious and the service was first class. The reason for the marking down in the rating of this hotel was due to the room, it was not as clean it should and quite easily...

1Thank Bella B
Props3, Owner at The Crown & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service, and are distressed to hear about housekeeping not being up to snuff. Needless to say, when we read what you had said and went to check the room, the cobwebs had gone. But it is not acceptable for so many things to have been...

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“The garden rooms are stunning.”
jayluc666, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic, those on the rear have sea views, the garden rooms open onto the garden.”
Chrisg0ufp, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have dog ask for a garden room.”
Russell02, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms for dogs”
771shaunl, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms very good for people with dogs. You can let them out straigh onto the garden”
RalphB200, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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