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The Bildeston Crown
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bildeston
Certificate of Excellence
suffolk uk
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Our first visit to the crown, an experience we thoroughly enjoyed. The food, wine, location and service where all superb. Suffolk has so many lovely restaurants - this is one of the best we have been to.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Invergordon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

my family and i arrived on the 31 jan for a meal, we were escorted to a lovely cosy room with a wood fire burning, we had a drink then went through to dining room, very opulent and lovely table, waiters very attentive and polite, food was superb,well done chef,we are from scotland and if we lived here in bildeston we would defanetly eat here as often as we could.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

The Crown is heavenly! delicious food, comfortable restaurant and staff who know just how to make you feel relaxed.

The bedroom was a splendid suite with a huge bed in oak beamed room, complete with 17th century fireplace and 21st century plumbing and heating. The staff are so helpful and friendly it's a real pleasure to visit.
Can't wait to go again.

Room Tip: we got upgraded as the internet wasn't working in room 8….room 6 was very grand, but I got a gli...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We booked the Sunday dinner bed and breakfast deal and we're not disappointed. The food here is absolutely fabulous, wine list is superb and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. It was very quiet on a Sunday, so a little music in the bar/restaurant would have improved the atmosphere ...or maybe they just need better marketing?! Because otherwise, it is second to none on the food stakes. Would thoroughly recommend :) xxx

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had the tasting menu this evening and it was fabulous. Everything was presented like a work of art. We tried things we have never tasted before and each plate contained tastes and colours to delight. The service was attentive and informative without being intrusive. It was expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

Room Tip: We didn't stay the night so cannot comment on the rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

A party of us went to the Bildeston Crown for an evening meal. Knowing it was expensive before we went, we were expecting something out of the ordinary from other places we have visited. But it really wasn't.
Firstly, the food is extremely over priced! Yes it's nice, but you could get it anywhere else similar for half the price. Starters were around £8 and mains anything from £15-£30!
One of our party ordered steak, and asked for it medium rare, but when it came out it was the toughest steak she had ever come across! It's not just the steak quality that was appalling. Instead of it coming with chips, they asked if they could have a medium salad. Bildeston Crown's answer to a medium salad is a thimble of lettuce leaves.
The service wasn't that great either. The waiting staff often came across as rude and snobbish.
We will not be returning to The Crown anytime soon.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

From the moment we began planning this Celebration of my late Father-in-Law's life, we knew we were in good hands. Every detail was meticulously and sensitively catered for with professionalism and style. The canapés and buffet provided were exquisite and delectable. The service staff looked after our family and friends with smooth efficiency, never letting a glass run dry throughout the welcoming champagne toast. We were accommodated very generously in all manner, and The Crown team helped us all to find solace in wonderful food, in beautiful surroundings, with charm and grace, in the midst of saying a fond farewell to a dear loved one. Quite a few of our party stayed in rooms during their visit, and remarked on the comfort in the rooms, as well as the world-class quality of the menu.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Bildeston Crown
Address: 104 High Street, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Bildeston
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bildeston
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bildeston Crown 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Bildeston Crown Ipswich
The Bildeston Crown Suffolk

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