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The Crown Hotel Restaurant

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Bar, British
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Market Hill, Framlingham IP13 9AP, England
+44 1728 723521
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north norfolk UK
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in early for a light snack, the only thing on the menu which took our fancy was the pea and ham soup, so ordered from friendly staff, we both took a spoonful and looked at one another, the singular pea must have briefly smelt the ham and decided not to get together in a bowl of tepid green... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very difficult to know what to write - on one hand the food is very nice indeed. On the other, there is an air of 'it might all go wrong any minute'. Restaurants are not solely about food - there's also the welcome, the attention, the service efficiency - all the obvious things. Many of those obvious things are not... More 

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Palermo
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The waitress forgot one of our meals and it was brought out later when we had already finished the other food. I was suprized to see we had been charged for the child's meal that had been forgotten about and brought out late. Lovely interior, just disappointing the child's meal only arrived after we'd finished eating. I didn't find the... More 

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1 Thank Kayla2012
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kayla, I am sorry that you did not receive the service on the day you expected - most unusual & disappointing for us as a team- please, if you are passing this way again - may yourself known to me and i will attempt to make amends. Kind Regards Terence More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with our family. Excellent inventive menu well presented and served Good value and great surroundings

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Thank Davebwiseman
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Dave, I am pleased that you had a good all round experience of our Hotel & we look forward to welcoming you again some time in the future. Best regards Terence More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Called in for lunch after a chilly visit to the castle, very cosy. The food was good, although the waiter was a little confused over the order, therefore a wait for one of the meals ordered.

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Thank colchesterain
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Colchesterain, Glad you had cosy visit - apologies on the confused waiter - training ongoing as always. We will try harder next time. Best regards Terence More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited The Crown for lunch after a stroll around the castle. On arrival The Crown I was impressed. It looked popular and although certainly busy there was a table available. There was a 2 or 3 course menu or some pub classics. We choose from the simpler menu. Two of our party had the Fish and Chips and I... More 

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Thank Leh123
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Leh123, Thank you for your comments although a tad harsh I feel ! I would just like to point out that packet food we do not serve - all our ingredients are locally sourced where possible and all dishes are cooked to order. Best Regards Terence More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to check this venue out for a lunch. Despite there only being a Breakfast menu, a Children's menu and a Dinner menu on display outside, we ventured in to enquire about the lunch menu. After standing around for a number of minutes at a closed reception, a gentleman approached us and asked if he could help. As there... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For some reason this place was almost empty when we arrived (unlike the previous Monday, when apparently it had been heaving) - it exuded an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. We were served by a really good, enthusiastic waitress who was at hand when needed - only when we came to pay was it a minor struggle to find someone... More 

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Thank AndyMcGonegal
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Thank you for taking the time to write such an overall good experience with us - much appreciated & I hope that next time you visit we can match that with maybe a busier atmosphere. This trade is so difficult to predict. Best Regards Terence More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed there after a family party , had a few drinks in the bar before we went. found the bar staff very friendly . The room was very stylish . The breakfast ok ,But must say the breakfast staff were quite slow asked for a few things , but had to wait .

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Thank andycox44
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Andy Thank you for your review, i am glad your enjoyed your overall stay and i can only apologise if breakfast was on the slow side - work in progress i assure you. Thanks again Terence More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lovely experience on our first visit. Popped in for quick lunch and chose to sit in the bar area just outside the restuarant - good choice. Staff serving were really lovely and food was served in good time. The Crown Burger was superb washed down with a pint of IPA. The Food Standards Agency last inspected here in July 2016... More 

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Thank Ken H
Terence P, Manager at The Crown Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thank you for such an excellent review and i am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks and hope you pop in again Best Regards Terence More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Hill, Framlingham IP13 9AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Framlingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 723521
  • This restaurant is at The Crown Hotel - Framlingham

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