What guests say about
The Westleton Crown
We're bound to tell you that you'll have a wonderful stay but we think it's more important to hear from previous guests. This is just a selection of some of the lovely reviews we've received recently.
A secret we would love to keep but mustn't
We stayed earlier in the summer and then more recently in October. What a find! Such a friendly old Coaching Inn, re-furbished to such a high standard. Fabulous food, difficult to choose what to have. The big plus is that dogs are sincerely welcomed, and lovely walks are very close by and the coast a short drive away.
Will be returning!
Comfortable rooms - small but good value, lovely food, friendly service, Beautiful countryside and location, what's not to like, nothing. Also dog friendly, but with no doggy smell in the rooms if you are not! Next time we will book two nights, one was not long enough. Also visited their sister hotel The Ship Inn at Dunwich, which looked equally as charming.
Previously stayed in rooms in separate building but this time stayed in main building. The Plover room with small balcony overlooking terraced garden was lovely. Food was excellent. Staff friendly. A great place to stay if visiting Aldeburgh or Southwold as between the two. This was for our 30th wedding anniversary and the following night we went to sister hotel Tuddenham Mill.
Beautiful room, fabulous service
I loved the Westleton Crown. We had a beautiful 2 nights in one of the 'better' rooms which had a lovely comfy bed and a claw foot bath big enough for two. It was quite warm in our room - it was an incredibly warm weekend, so it might be worth asking for a fan on warm nights, but we loved the room. We had a beautiful meal in the restaurant on one night - it's certainly not cheap but it was all cooked perfectly and tasted lovely. Breakfast was fab - I recommend the scrambled egg with smoked salmon. On our second night, we ate in another local pub but returned to the Westleton Crown for dessert and some wine. The sitting room area was incredibly comfortable and relaxing, and the service was exceptional. I'd definitively recommend The Westleton Crown - it has a lovely relaxing environment, and is perfectly located for exploring RSPB Minsmere and some of the beautiful Suffolk coastline.
The Westleton Crown
This was truly the most luxurious evening I spent while in England. It was money well spent. Lovely place and I will promote it when able.
Wedding at The Crown
We were part of the wedding party this weekend where the Oldmans got married, can I just say that the whole event was superb. The food was amazing, staff were great, the YellowHammer was a great room, it was the most relaxing, well run wedding that we have ever attended. The Breakfast, Suffolk, was brilliant. Thanks again for an excellent weekend, we will be staying again soon. Well Done, 12 out of 10.Regards Captain Mark Albrow and Mandy Albrow. Again, superb.
Great alternative to Southwold!
After ruling out the Crown and Swan Hotels (availability and price), we selected the Westleton Crown after reading the reviews. It is in easy striking distance of Southwold - but also gives you greater access to other nearby beaches, villages and towns.
To confess, I was reluctant before we booked - but It turns out that a certain William and Kate stayed here in the past - so as ticks in boxes go, that was a significant one!
The Inn / Hotel has been tastefully refurbished - and our room (in "The Best") category included a lovely free standing double bath in the main bedroom!
We stayed on a dinner / bed & breakfast deal - which was excellent value. This allows you to pick any item from the main menu, and not just limited to some "special" menu that you otherwise get in many places!
The staff are all very friendly and the food is delicious and plentiful. Service was great most of the time - albeit slow on our second night. (I suspect we were just unlucky in this instance in the food we picked - but a pity that the waiter didn't advise that the Pear Tartin would take an extra 15 minutes).
No problem at all in coming back here - and would recommend it to friends and family.
We stayed here for 2 nights for our 'mini moon' and had a lovely stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was fantastic. We stayed in the grebe room which was spacious, lovely bathroom with very large bath tub and a balcony were we could have dinner/drinks. Would highly recommend a stay here.
A Great Dog Friendly Place
The owners and staff of the Westleton Crown are a friendly lot. We were delighted to receive an email over the Christmas holidays inviting us and the furry twosome out for a visit. So with the return to the world of work looming we thought we’d use our last day of hols to have one last treat and set off.
The Crown Inn is set in the heart of Westleton village. The Victorian red brick exterior belies the history of this charming inn, said to date from the 12th Century. Once inside there are a surprising multitude of spaces to suit all tastes. The main bar is set to the front and has the busy hubbub of a popular local and this leads through to cosy sofa filled nooks, and on into the modern refectory dining hall and patio garden.
The dining space really has the wow factor, with a large expanse of glass ceiling and fold back patio doors that must truly come into it’s own on a sunny day. The food is also tip top; fresh and local. The price range is definitely that of a treat so it was great to see new and interesting dishes on the menu, not just your standard fayre. Had we stayed for dinner the choice of “Rich chocolate Charlotte with caramelized chestnuts and yoghurt sauce” and “Fig Tarte Tatin with whisky and honey ice cream” would have put me in a pickle, but what a wonderful dilemma to have to conjure?
Having sampled the lunchtime sandwich menu all four of us took up station in the sofa area and let a pleasant hour pass in relaxation. There was plenty of room for the dogs to stretch out and the staff made them extra welcome with Bonios and lots of petting.
If that wasn’t enough to convince, the numerous dog bowls around gave testimony that this is a truly dog-friendly inn. For those of you visiting from further away the Crown boasts 34 elegant rooms in which to stay and dogs are welcome.
Being so near to the delightful walks on Westleton Heath and in Dunwich Forest the Crown Inn made for a great dog-friendly start to the year and one we’ll have to go back to again.
We loved it and are going back there in January - along with our two Jack Russells.
The food was amazing and the bar and decor most attractive and welcoming, especially the big real fire in the main bar.
We particularly liked the large triptych photograph of nearby Walberswick Beach in the bright and airy restaurant, taken by the local photography company, Coastal Studios. So much so that we've had one made for our lounge at home.
Service from the staff was second to none.
A last minute decision to visit Suffolk meant we booked the last available room. As anticipated quite small (Robin) but very comfortable. Service from the staff was second to none. Booked DBB which was tremendous value. Really enjoyed the Inn to Inn walk and the Adnams. Will definitely return.
Lovely hotel, all staff very helpful and friendly.
Spacious, clean and comfortable room with nice view of the village. Restaurant staff particularly helpful in providing just the right meals - nothing too much trouble for them, excellent menu and great food. At the heart of the village of Westleton the perfect location for visiting the Suffolk Heritage Coast