The Crown and Castle

22

"VERY GOOD"

1 reviews

Orford, Nr Aldeburgh , , IP12 2LJ

Crown and Castle
crown and castle
Crown and Castle
Crown and Castle

SquareMeal Review of The Crown and Castle

22

"VERY GOOD"

TV’s ‘Country House’ guru Ruth Watson and her husband David have created a “warm welcoming” retreat for all seasons at this dreamy Suffolk restaurant-with rooms: from summer drinks on the terrace to weekend papers in front of a roaring log fire, the owners’ “eye for detail” is evident throughout. Food-wise, casual lunches offer a mix of British and Mediterranean favourites ranging from ‘proper’ steak and kidney pie with shortcrust pastry to warm crab and saffron quiche or grilled mackerel fillet with peperonata. Dinners promise something similar with the addition of a few flashier seasonal items such as griddled squid with spiced salami and datterini tomatoes, rack of Suffolk lamb with slow-cooked shoulder ragù and grilled chicory or line-caught cod with Orford samphire and cockle risotto. For afters, chocolate nemesis is a winner, and we’re told that Sunday lunch is fantastic too. Simply factor in an enticing wine list bolstered by lots of bargain bin ends and a choice of super bedrooms for some desirable R&R. 

UK Top 100 Restaurants 2015

UK Top 100 Restaurants

Square Meal’s Best Restaurants in the UK 2015 is compiled using votes from our annual survey, last conducted in May and June 2015. Thousands of readers and bloggers took part and the results were moderated by the Square Meal editor and his nationwide team of professional reviewers. The survey does not ask for or include any restaurants in London. Click here for a full list of Square Meal’s Best Restaurants in the UK.


SquareMeal lists featuring The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle Location

Orford, Nr Aldeburgh , IP12 2LJ

|

01394 450205

|
Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.15pm 6.45-9.30pm (Sat -10pm)

The Crown and Castle's Reviews

ratingratingratingrating

Food & Drink: 7.0

|

Service: 8.0

|

Atmosphere: 8.0

|

Value: 8.0

ratingratingratingrating

Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
26 January 2010

In theory only 90mins from London, so very convenient as a weekend destination. We are regular returning guests, over many years. Most recently in Dec 09. Its not perfect, but its always enjoyable and very restful. In an attractive village in a very quiet coastal estuary setting. Service is generally very good, with the staff being very helpful and charming. We have always found the restaurant to be consistently good, and definitely a strong point of the hotel. It is anyway more like a restaurant with rooms, with no segregated lounge for hotel guests. We like the relatively simple dishes, often using very good quality fresh local produce (had some great fish on our last visit). We’re not so keen on the decor and furnishings of the modernised bar area, which is not particularly “warm” or congenial, and more of a waiting room for the restaurant. The restaurant area decor seems to work much better and is warm and pleasant. In summary. we’ve always had very enjoyable stays and meals, and we will be back again in 2010.

Contact The Crown and Castle

Job Title