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The Crown

High St, Southwold IP18 6DP, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Alex M Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harleston, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Southwold. The sun was shining, The Beach was wonderful. The shops were lovely. A nice glass of wine whilst sitting in the sun would finish it off nicely. The Crown seemed to fit the bill. I ordered two, admittedly large, glasses of white wine. The cost - £15!!! Now I have a respect for making... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to our stay and when we checked in were impressed by the room which had been recently refurbished. Large bedroom and large bathroom both done in a modern yet comfortable style. At dinner both my wife and I went for the cross-cut aged rump steak - both cooked medium. Could not chew mine and my wife's... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading the reviews, I found them difficult to reconcile with our experience. Some mention character, beams & large rooms, others cleanliness & noise. We fall in the middle - the room was small, cleanliness fine, character? Not really; we were in the front, which I feared might be noisy, but in Southwold on a Sunday night this was not problem.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in other Adnams owned establishments but this was the first time at The Crown Hotel. First impressions were good, the staff helpful and friendly (this should be a given but so many times it's not) and the atmosphere nice and relaxed. The room we had was characterful with beams and a cosy feel. The slight downside was... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1 night B&B was £135 for 1 person. Tried to check in at around 17:30 but nobody about... waited around for at least 30 mins before someone appeared, and even then they didn't apologise for the wait. Room is good, nicely decorated, but small, plus only a 3/4 double bed. Good finishing touches - dressing gown etc. Bottle of water... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a great place to stay in the beautiful coastal town of Southwold. It's right in the middle of town, walking distance from the sea, from the great selection of restaurants & from the pubs selling scrumptious Adnams beer, as well as the Adnams Brewery itself. The hotel has been refurbished to a very high standard & our room... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner with friends on Saturday evening and it was simply great! The decor is lovely, the food was excellent and the staff were friendly, helpful and discrete. This is the second time that we have eaten here and we will return.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just returned from 2 nights at the Crown. Rooms are outstanding.... Spacious, contemporary furnishing, and bathroom with power shower. First class service, and child friendly. I would definitely recommend if you are staying in Southwold for a few days.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed for one night at the hotel on the bed and breakfast rate booked together with Adnams Gin Experience. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the dinner and breakfast were of excellent quality. The room was clean and modern but extremely small for the price the Crown are charging.

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Crown, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your feedback following your stay at The Crown Hotel, it’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Yours Sincerely Jennifer Hay More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a traditional hotel with quirky little nooks and crannies and lots of character. The rooms have been very sensitively and and tastefully modernised. The restaurant was very good although the menu was a little limited and so it would be sensible to look elsewhere if you were staying for more than three nights or so. Southwold itself is... More

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AdnamsSouthwold, Manager at The Crown, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your feedback, it’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much that you stayed an extra day. Following your feedback we have looked at what we can do to improve our offering in the evening and alongside our A la carte menu and we will now run some Crown Classics to offer a greater... More

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Address: High St, Southwold IP18 6DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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The Crown Hotel Southwold
Crown Southwold
Crown Hotel Southwold
The Crown Southwold, Suffolk

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An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, wine bar, pub and restaurant, Adnams Crown Hotel is always buzzing with a lively informality. The food is famously good and the wine list wonderful. You don't have to take our word for it - The Crown is an award winning hotel and was named Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year by the Good Pub Guide in 2013 and 2014. Situated on Southwold's High Street in Suffolk, The Crown is at the heart of activities, and just a few moments away from the seaside. Relax before lunch or dinner in our snug 'Back Bar' with a pint of Adnams famous beer. ... more   less 
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