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The Bildeston Crown

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London, UK
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this place so much that this is actually our fourth visit in as many years. Superbly comfortable rooms and wonderful food; we have started visiting when we know that the weather is likely to be rotten so that we feel less guilty about curling up with a book in front of the fire in the... More 

Thank Verytallbecca
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here only twice but both visits were a pleasure. On both occasions we have had three courses, although bar snacks are also available. The flavour of the menu is traditional with a modern twist. They also catered well for a food intolerance. We shared the rib of beef on our first visit, which was delicious and more... More 

Thank Angela M
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed several nights lodging and meals at The Bildeston Crown - Chef Chris is simply first class with a lovely menu - the team for the Inn is remarkable - Sandy,Jennie, Rachel and others working successfully to make the stay pleasant - listening and caring - so attentive to their guests!!!!! Compliments to all - we are planning a... More 

Thank ckljpl
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our two daughters purchased a stay at the Crown. A brilliant choice, the room (12 ) an executive room was pleasantly furnished, very comfy bed and pillows. One problem which we couldn't solve was the heat in the room, tried turning down the thermostat in the room which would have worked a treat if only we could have turned down... More 

Thank Howardsc
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed here about 9 years ago, pre children, and revisited last week for a quick get away from Norfolk. Really lovely stay. Comfortable room, very welcoming staff, gentle, polite and professional. My main reason for this review is to sing the praises of the very clever chef who created the magnificent pudding 'Cafe Creme'. Oh my God, what a... More 

Thank fl123459
Gurnee, Illinois
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I just recently stayed at The Crown as I traveled for business with my boss, who is a regular at the hotel. Well I can see why now after a week long visit. What a great place to stay. Just a quaint little place that is perfect for anyone. The rooms are great. Modern and clean with everything you need... More 

Thank FInsUp77
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A beautiful hotel with friendly, welcoming staff. All the bedrooms were tastefully decorated and exceptionally well appointed with crisp linen and lovely furniture. The beds were extremely comfortable. The breakfasts and evening meals were excellent. I would love to stay at this hotel again if visiting Suffolk. It was very well positioned for visiting local attractions at Lavenham, Finchingfield and... More 

Thank Joan P
Great Bardfield
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent on all counts. Beautiful building, sympathetically renovated in a pretty village. Discreet service which makes you feel welcome, special, and that nothing is too much trouble. Absolutely delicious supper of shared rib of local beef with all the trimmings. Cosy (but not small, the very opposite) and tasteful bedroom with an extremely comfortable bed (Room 9). All topped off... More 

Thank BenjaminJAllen
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Really attractive village centre hotel with an excellent restaurant. The building is an old merchant house with modern extensions, we had room 8 which was a superior room with a beautiful open fireplace. Comfortable bed and well equipped bathroom. Free bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities. Restaurant was top class for breakfast and dinner. The bar was slightly rowdy... More 

Thank David B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel with excellent decor and such friendly staff. Very comfortable rooms, apart from the low door frames which could do with raising, or padding! Breakfast and dinner were also excellent, and staff were really helpful with a coeliac diet. I was disappointed the rooms didn't have nicer coffee given the quality of the rest of the hotel. Would definitely... More 

Thank daverant

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bildeston Crown is a 15th century former coaching inn set in a Suffolk village and owned by a local farmer/businessman and managed by Chris and Hayley Lee. The restaurant is one of only two in Suffolk with AA 3 rosettes and the hotel, with its 12 luxury en suite double/twin bedrooms, is rated AA 3 stars. Locally sourced produce is used whenever possible including Red Poll beef and lamb from the owners’ neighbouring farm. Accolades include “Taste of England” Gold in the 2010 tourism awards and representing Suffolk in “The Hairy Bikers’ Tour of Britain” 2009. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bildeston Crown

Address: 104 High Street, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Bildeston
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bildeston Crown 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Bildeston Crown Hotel Bildeston
Bildeston Crown Ipswich
The Bildeston Crown Suffolk
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“Room 10 has a lovely bathroom and bed is very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles fl123459, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I had room 10 and it was perfect. Out of the way and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles FInsUp77, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the main road are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanP265, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Chose a room at the back if you like quiet”
 of 5 bubbles davidbS7941VD, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles CWBR2014, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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