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“If its good enough for Kate and Wills its god enough for me!”

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The Westleton Crown
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“If its good enough for Kate and Wills its god enough for me!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This is a charming small hotel/ restaurant /pub. The public areas are cosy and welcoming, the gardens which are country cottage style, on several levels are beautiful, the large restaurant that door fold away bringing you in to the garden area, or closed give a lovely view.
The room very quaint, with a roll top bath in the room, nice sheets comfortable beds.
And for those like ourselves value the company of our four legged fury friends, our dog was also supplied with a bed, bowl with biscuits in!
If fact our dog was made very welcome , he was greeted with biscuits, and a stroke, he also gives 5 stars to the service.
The staff team are exceptional friendly and helpful.
The restaurant, was excellent, with a very interesting dishes, straight off master chef.
We understand the Kate and Wills have stayed there quite recently so the standards are as you would expect very high. But it is most certainly not stuffy it is warm welcoming and friendly.
The cost is surprisingly reasonable in fact we have booked for a Christmas stay with our dog because we were so taken with the place!

Room Tip: For the extra romance I would recommend the rooms with a roll top bath.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

WE spent a weekend here, as two couples - our friends brought their two dogs along too.
THe staff at the Westleton Crown were brilliant, very friendly and accommodating! The whole bookings process was efficient and they were very friendly and helpful - even leaving dog bowls and biscuits in the room for the 4 legged friends!

Breakast was excellent, plenty of choice and very tasty!

The rooms were very simply decorated - could maybe have done with a bit more colour - but that is personal taste/preference. The rooms were clean and decorated to good standard and nice and modern. The bathroom was shower over a bath which suits me fine, but the shower was very difficult to get the temperature just right, it was either cold or scalding - until we spent 5 mins fiddling around to get the 'just right' notch on the tap! There were tea and coffee facilities in the room, along with some biscuits which was a very welcome touch!

Overall a great experience, staying at the Westleton Crown - we ate in their restaurant both nights too - but i'll put a review on the restaurant itself to talk about that - but the food was excellent and would definitely recommend it!

We were thoroughly relaxed by the end of the weekend, and full to brim of lovely food... I wouldn't recommend going if you're on a diet, the temptation is too strong!

Room Tip: Not a huge difference between a 'good' room and a 'better' room - just a few feet in...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Booked an evening meal here for my partner's birthday. A handsome pub with large smart dining area to rear. Top marks for availability of local beers. Also great terraced garden
Food good, well prepared and tasty UNTIL we got to dessert. We both ordered pear tatin. When it arrived the pear was hard as a rock in both tarts. The whole tart was piping hot but we could not get our spoons into the pears. The manager came over and apologised but really for a pub/restaurant with such a strong reputation this was very disappointing.
The service was mixed - we had an incredibly long wait for our plates to be cleared after we completed our mains and felt some of the staff were a tad ingratiating. However, some of them were excellent such as the young man who obtained some fresh mint for my partner's post prandial mint tea.
So a mixed bag.
Our expectations were high and were slightly dashed to be honest

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed at the Westleton as part of a cycle break. The room (Robin) was small but nicely decorated, comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the restaurant was excellent. Its nice to see such a dog friendly hotel/bar.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with a friend last year. Enjoyed it so much we returned this summer too. The setting is lovely . I know the area very well & have always loved the village of westleton. The pub itself is very welcoming & has a great atmosphere. It's both child & dog friendly . So if ur looking for something very refined & stuffy this is not it. I will b returning with my son who I know will appreciate the nice rooms & great food. The rooms are simple & tasteful little hint of shabby chic with comfy beds & good bathroom fixtures . Both times I have stayed in the mid range room that they class as their 'better' . On arriving this time we were slightly disappointed that we didn't have a separate shower and bath. It sounds silly I'm sure for a night or two away many people wouldn't mind , but we had previously had the two seperate and the shower was great . I explained this and even though they were fully booked they jiggled us around and gave us a room in the block below where we stayed before . This was lovely , roll top bath & separate shower . The food is really delicious & noteworthy , often pubs of this size & setting are very 'chain pub grub' style food that is tasteless and over produced . What you get here is the exact opposite a great menu , fresh local food , lovely wine , good service & a choice of areas to eat . So even though the food is very much resturant more than pub , u can still have the relaxed atmosphere of pub dining if you choose or more formal in the conservatory . We had lots of fish, fresh crab & a lovely Aubergine & mackerel starter which I could have eaten all over again. If I lived a little closer I would eat here regularly . As you wander around it is apparent that some areas could do with a touch up of paintwork ,(Different from last time )in the rooms especially . But rather than this being a negative you could look at this as a great sign of them being very busy since my last stay. I have recommended to many friends and family . Looking into my next stay as we speak !

  • Stayed August 2013
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Northampton U.K
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Just returned from a 1 night stay with our dog. We stayed in the Blue Tit room which is what they class as a 'Good' room. We could not fault it. The room was small but had everything we needed. The bathroom was spotless and of good size. We ate dinner in the main building bar area where dogs are allowed to stay with you. I will mention that we could have left him alone in the room which is the first time I've experienced that as we have never been allowed to do that anywhere else. The only place the dog couldn't go was in the dining room. We chose to leave him alone for breakfast though which was a treat for us. Our evening meal and breakfast was of high quality and tasted fantastic. All the staff were courteous and friendly especially the young lad at the bar that took our order for dinner. He even bought a biscuit for our dog. Will definitely be go again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Might just start by commenting on previous reviews! One reviewer bemoans the necessity for a car when visiting The Crown. Well yes - it is miles from the nearest station - and when researching a trip to the area, I would have thought this was obvious. One can hardly blame the hotel for its idyllic, peaceful location. Another complains of flies in the restaurant. I saw A FLY. But again I don't quite see how the staff can legislate against flies. It is in the country. You know - that big green thing that's lovely to visit but has wildlife in it. Do you expect the staff to drop a plate of food at the sight of a menacing bluebottle and chase it from the hotel with a large fly swat? I mean I can understand your complaint if a large Badger had crept up and stolen your main course, or a rampaging Friesian Bull had run amok in the restaurant and killed several diners. There might be a fly or two - get over it.
The Westleton Crown is a fine place. We have visited four times now and are always impressed. This weekend it was for an anniversary celebration. We dined in the restaurant for the first of two evenings. We both chose the Specials...the charming Maitre D' intimated that a new Head Chef had taken over and these were examples of his new style for the menu. The starter was perfectly cooked Scallops with a subtle Asian flavour. Delicately spiced Cauliflower Puree and a drizzling of curry oil really brought out the sweetness of the shellfish and the little crispy and delicate onion bhaji was a complete thing of beauty. A really fantastic starter. The Main was Guinea Fowl cooked three ways. Breast portion, a beautifully stuffed thigh and a "Fowl Hash" - an unctuous and rich potato cake with meat trimmings mixed in. The sauce was out of this world. For dessert we had a refreshing pink champagne and fruit jelly, with the most concentrated and delightful raspberry sorbet ever. A Michelin Star in the making I hope.
The accommodation here is first rate and the staff wonderful. One small note of discontent: the first night we were kept awake by a family in the room above who never seemed to stop stamping over the rather creaky floorboards. I mentioned this at reception in the morning and we were moved instantly to another lovely room in the main building of the Inn. Excellent service here and nothing seemed too much trouble. No discontent as far as the Hotel and its staff were concerned.
All in all we had a wonderfully romantic trip and the staff at the Westleton Crown and the hotel itself, are very fine!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Westleton Crown
Address: The Street | Westleton, Westleton IP17 3AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Westleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Westleton Crown 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westleton Crown is a traditional Coaching Inn with origins extending back as far as the 12th Century. It retains the character and rustic charm of its heritage whilst offering guests the sophistication and comforts of contemporary living. With its quietly cracking log fires and real ales through to the 34 newly refurbished, stylish, comfortable bedrooms and imaginative menus we are sure that you will enjoy every part of your experience at The Westleton Crown. ... more   less 
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