My pal and I stayed for dinner, bed and breakfast as a treat and had a wonderful time. The hotel has just been extensively modernised and refurbished and the Bar & Brasserie area is gorgeous. It's really light and modern with the sort of boutique hotel decor you might expect in a top London hotel, rather than sleepy Suffolk.
Our room was really nice with a view out over the shingle beach and the Aldeburgh fishing sheds. At night the fishing boats are all pulled up on the beach and it's a really pretty scene. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows nice and bouncy. Our only small complaint was a problem with the bathroom door which didn't seem to close properly.
But the best bit about the hotel is its food. The menu is centred around local fresh produce and is very reasonably priced. We ate a la carte on the evening we were there but there was a fixed price menu at £15.95 for three courses.
Fish features prominently and the king scallops we had for starters and the tiger prawn and tuna skewers for mains were melt in the mouth delicious. As for the sticky toffee pudding with banana ice cream - sheer heaven.
We will definitely visit The White Lion again. It was a lovely short break in a comfortable room with delicious food and delightful service. If you come to this part of the world you couldn't do better!
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Aldeburgh
- Aldeburgh Best Western
- The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh, Suffolk