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The Crown at Bildeston

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104 High Street | Bidleston, IPSWICH, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
+44 1449 740510
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“cannelloni” (4 reviews)
“lemon tart” (5 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
104 High Street | Bidleston, IPSWICH, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

The crown was where my now husband and I went on our first date, just over 6 years ago. It is one of our fondest memories. We returned oct 14 to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Both of these experiences were delightful-standard of food and...More

1  Thank PBear27
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Went here with four friends for lunch. No problem when we arrived half an hour early. The service was friendly and efficient. None of us had starters but enjoyed warm home made bread. I had the salmon and coriander fish cakes, the others loved their...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We stayed on a miserable November weekend but inside this lovely 15 Century Pub is a very warm welcome. We were met by the Manager who was friendly and she showed us to our room. It was at the side of the pub but over...More

Thank BryReigate
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We had a delightful stay here on Sunday evening and although they offer a shortened menu on Sunday's we found the choices more than acceptable. The beef was very good indeed as was the fish pie and stone bass. The starters were equally delicious. We...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Just an update from an annual visitor! With a new chef in place the menu has changed slightly to be more simple, but still delicious fare with fresh, local ingredients. A Halloween meal had a great twist with soups and chowders served in pumpkin bowls!...More

1  Thank ironhorse_10
Reviewed 31 October 2014

superb team dinner, great service and food. Lovely setting with roaring fires. I can highly recommend for a special meal.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Lovely quiet atmosphere to go with the delicious food and attentive service. The whole establishment was comfortable and well run with lots of attention to detail.

Thank Sharron B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

What an excellent place to eat and stay. All the staff displayed high levels of service. We arrived early to visit a nearby NT house, so had a light lunch: lovely open sandwiches. We were booked in for dinner and I was impressed by the...More

Thank TaylorDerby
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I ate here with my husband - the first time here for both of us - and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is a mix of less formal dining in the bar areas or formal seating in the brasserie. We were given menus to...More

Thank Nod63
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Here's the problem. The ambience, the reputation and the prices all suggest 'fine dining'. But the menu suggests they are going for the pub market. True, there are snails among the starters and (delicious) herring roes. But the mainstays of the mains are dishes like...More

Thank GorgingGeorge
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 High Street | Bidleston, IPSWICH, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Bildeston
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 740510
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