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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at The Bildeston Crown over the Easter Weekend. The experience was great from the start. The premises is lovely, and has been tastefully renovated and decorated. The staff are wonderful and could not be more helpful, and both Dinner and Breakfast were amazing. We had booked room 10 which was well appointed and very comfortable. We...

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Stowmarket, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my husband, son and his girlfriend just over a week ago - we were celebrating 10 years of our business. It really is a lovely pub, nice decor and we were shown to the bar where we enjoyed a pre-meal drink. A nice touch were the very moreish sausage roll bar snacks. My son and his...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bildeston Crown is back to what it was. Hayley offers superb front of house service and Chris is a complete maestro in the kitchen. The lunch menu on Sunday was fabulous. Locally sourced meats and incredible dishes all with brilliant service and a lovely ambiance. We cannot wait to return and next time we will stay - the breakfast...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son took me here for lunch where I do eat quite regularly. We were served nibbles & drinks outside as it was such a lovely warm day. We were asked to our table by a delightful happy waitress which is always a bonus! The menu was fabulous & we wanted a bit of everything! We had a starter &...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and two visiting American friends recently spent a night at the Crown Inn, Bildeston. We wanted to show our friends, who've been to England many times before, a little of East Anglia as they had only ever been as far east as Cambridge. The Crown do a special on Sunday nights which is effectively bed, breakfast...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parts of our meal were absolutely lovely... Duck Liver & Beans Roast Beef Hens Egg & Haddock Fish cake Rabbit Pasta To mention were wonderful Chicken Kiev "complementary after we bought inedibility to the attention of staff" Roast potatoes "barely warm" Puddings were okay but the Petits Fours were Jaw shockingly bad To be fair the only complaints that we...

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Staff were very welcoming, polite and helpful, showed us to our room, offered to help with bags and supplied us with fresh milk so we could have tea in our room. Stayed in room 6 which is just as lovely as described on their website. Huge,...

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Bures. UK
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I am amazed that I had not come here before to-day. My loss, as this is an exquisite restaurant and it has twelve rooms which sound very good. We came for Sunday lunch and both started with moules mariniere. The moules were in a delicious white sauce flavoured with parsley and had been taken out of their shells. Superb. We...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed at The Crown overnight whilst visiting relatives who live nearby. The staff here are friendly, nothing is too much trouble, we could not have wanted more, clean bathroom, comfy bed, friendly staff etc. We much prefer to eat early however due to a large 18th birthday celebration that evening we were only able to get a reservation in...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I cannot fault any aspect of our stay at the Crown and neither would I want to, as every member of the team without exception, went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. From my initial telephone enquiry until the moment we left we were treated with genuine warmth and friendliness which is refreshing in a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Bildeston Crown

Address: 104 High Street, Bildeston, Babergh District IP7 7EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Bildeston
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bildeston Crown 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Bildeston Crown Hotel Bildeston
Bildeston Crown Ipswich
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“Both rooms were very good and priced in the mid-range”
patrizio2016, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose room overlooking courtyard if you are not used to traffic noise, plenty to choose from.”
778an, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would advise you look at the room first. I don't know about other rooms but Room 12 was very noisy from the sounds below.”
790jackieh, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the front have traffic noise”
CaroleW897, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I have stayed twice in two different rooms, Both excellent as I am sure the others are.”
gooselet, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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