We dined as a foursome over three courses. We didn't book, and as the restaurant was full we were accommodated in the lounge. That wasn't really a problem, as the bar was quiet and we were opposite the open fire.
The food was good, especially the hare i the jug starter, and the accompanying wine list is excellent if a little pricey for a distant Suffolk village.
Book if you have the chance, and if unsure on the menu choice then the mushroom risotto is excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bildeston Crown is a 15th century, former coaching inn set in the Suffolk village of Bildeston, one of the historic “wool towns” and just six miles from Lavenham. Known for its stylish yet relaxed accommodation, the inn has 12 en suite doubles, a 120 seater restaurant, private meeting room, bar area with open fire and a courtyard and terrace for al fresco dining . Food is an integral part of The Bildeston Crown experience and Chef Chris Lee, who owns the business with his wife Hayley, has an excellent reputation for his signature, innovative style. Quality produce, sourced primarily locally, is used when in season and diners can choose from a range of menus: Classics which features regular favourites, Select which changes with the seasons and also perhaps the ultimate dining experience – Chris Lee’s Tasting Menu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bildeston Crown Hotel Bildeston
- Bildeston Crown Ipswich
- The Bildeston Crown Suffolk