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The Westleton Crown
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I would so like to give this accommodation a good review, but it lets itself down, I think, by it's delusions of grandeur following William and Kate's visit.

My husband and I stayed for our wedding anniversary in February. We were upgraded, to the room that W&K had for their anniversary, and, obviously, we were grateful for the upgrade. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower hot. I'm not sure I can really get my head around a roll top bath, sitting on a carpet, 3 feet from the side of the bed - maybe it's an age thing!!

The lounge areas of the pub were quaint, with open fires and comfortable seating areas. The big let down was the evening meal. This was very ordinary, and expensive for a pub meal. I really had to do a double take on checking out, when I discovered that my, albeit large, glasses (2) of Pinot Grigio had cost £18.20!!

Since we've been there, I've spoken to friends who remember when the Westleton Crown was a "special" place to eat and stay, but who have had the same experience as we had.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Stayed here last weekend in a 'Best' room for our anniversary. Room standard was good, bathroom was lovely. FOH staff were not the most friendly and we sat in the lounge waiting for our room to be ready and was never once asked if we wanted a tea/coffee or drinks, a bit of shame. We had dinner in the restaurant and that was excellent and the service was great there too no complaints.

The only downside was that there was a extractor fan in a room below us that was going all night and it really disrupted my sleep, when I mentioned it on checkout they said 'oh it is in the toilets downstairs, they normally turn it off at night, sorry' hmmm .........

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed for 2 nights, albeit on an "Amazon local" special deal, but am basing this review as if paying full price.The room "Tern" was nicely furnished and the bed very comfortable. However, even accepting that this is an old building, the creaking of floorboards everytime you moved, both in this room and the adjacent one, was concerning. The soundproofing in this room appears non-existent, and the movements and conversations of the people in the next room could be heard - embarrassingly so when they were in the bathroom. The noise of running of taps and flushing toilets also disturbing. Roll top baths with fancy tapworks with a hand held shower may look good in "House and Garden" but is totally impractical when you want a shower.
The cooked breakfast on the first morning was tepid - the hottest item was the plate. in fairness I tried it the next day and it was hot.
We didn't use their restaurant at night, was a bit pricey for our limited budget, and found good food and better value in surrounding pubs. But beware. This is a very popular pub/restaurant, so if you do go out in the evening you will not find a place in the car park when you return and will have to park on the street as we did.Not really a problem as it's a very quiet and safe village.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

What once must have been a picturesque village pub has now been gutted and homogenised into a grey-green and cream wasteland. Slightly forgivable if the food was any good but no such luck. My soup was optimistically described as leek and potato. It came as a tasteless dark green thick slop. Ugh! My husband's sandwich featured rubbery ham and this modest meal took ages to arrive.
Nice open fire though.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Marianne C
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed for two nights 10 + 11 Feb. Avocet room - very nice, comfy bed, big shower, etc. Good deal with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Staff excellent, nothing is too much trouble. Food was lovely and I had one of the best calf's liver I have ever had. Very nice to have a glass of wine whilst looking at the menu by the log fire. Will return when the weather is better as there is lots to see nearby. Can recommend a visit to Snape, Aldeburgh and Southwold as well as Walberswick and a walk over Dunwich Heath. We saw a herd of red deer in the rain!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed for two nights (Sunday/Monday special half-price deal) 2nd & 3rd Feb. Marsh Harrier is a two storey suite with a balcony overlooking the pretty multi-level garden.
Bed was very comfortable, huge bath in the bedroom was a super novelty, and the walk-in shower downstairs had loads of hot water. All in all, the suite was very cosy and comfortable and at half-price was exceptional value. At full price it would still be worth the money.
There was a wide choice of items on the breakfast menu. I tried a selection from the full English option (it would be impossible to manage the whole list!) and on the second day chose the locally smoked kippers. All freshly cooked to a good standard, with home-made-bread toast and decent tea.
The evening meals were superb. Between us we tried tempura prawns, shin of beef fritter, sirloin steak, pork belly, Mediterranean fish stew, beef blade - all were beautifully presented and tasted great. We didn't manage desserts, but these looked good too. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food and cooking, and the portions were generous.
The staff were helpful and friendly, and the whole place had a nice relaxed atmosphere.
So, were there any niggles? Well, my breakfast eggs were not as tasty as I expected, although beautifully cooked; a little disappointing, but not worthy of complaint.
Would we go again, and would we recommend the Crown to friends? Definitely!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Stayed end Jan in Swallow Room. Double bed (not king), reasonable size, tea coffee, nice and warm. Didn't like the fact that the Velux window let so much light in first thing - a sturdier blind would be better and the fact that you can hear the neighbours from time to time. Great bathroom with bath and shower. Good towels, toiletries etc and papers delivered to the room. Ate in the restaurant friday night which was very good and we had a 50% off voucher (Jan offer). I had the Home made Soup followed by the Hake which had a few bones but was tasty. The bar had a good choice of beers. Wine was reasonable priced. Breakfast choice was excellent - had fruit, juices, cereal, eggs, smoked salmon etc and endless coffee from the hovering attentive waitress. Would definitely use again. Great for Dunwich Heath walking and the Coast. Free Wi Fi in bar areas - and in rooms but signal strength was poor in rooms.

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westleton
Price Range: £99 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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