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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
damianb239 Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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    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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars NEW

One of two Adnams [brewery] hotels in Southwold. Adnams seems to, more or less, "own" Southwold, but not in a sinister way! Didn't see any pubs in the village which were not Adnams...and there are quite a few. I'd have thought it is a town, but I was reliably informed that it is a village. Hotel is quaint and not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As regular visitors to Southwold we have had a few drinks in the lovely little back bar of The Crown but never made it for dinner - until last week. Child free for the evening we started off with a fantastic Adnams Gin in the back bar. The staff were very friendly and relaxed and we were in no rush... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy to get an upgrade on arrival and the room was pleasant but a little tired.The pub has a pleasant feel but the lack of information on the deal we had been booked on was a little awkward at times. We had to ask what was included several times before meals were served. Perhaps a leaflet on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Third visit to the restaurant for husbands birthday. Starters excellent, but the mains apart from the perfect steak were disappointing. Small portions (halibut steak) on tasteless oily potatoes. we complained and they took two main courses off the bill. Head waitress was verging on scary, (we noted this the last time we came as well ) and when one of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Crown many times but not stayed there till last weekend. Our room was small but pleasantly furnished. The food is not as good as it used to be. It is now average. I am glad it was a birthday treat for me and I was not paying as it is very expensive. London prices. We... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolutely super overnight stay at the crown on 31st January. Lovely comfy room...very warm! Spotlessly clean as was the big bathroom. Dinner was included in the overnight rate and was very good. Gastro pub and of high quality, generous portioned and delicious. Service friendly and efficient. And breakfast....well, the best kippers I have eaten in a long time... More 

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

The Crown is a lovely old building and of course Southwold is a fabulous town. The only problem with the town is that it is completely dominated by the Adnams brewery - they own the only two main hotels and every pub . The hotel itself is nice - (although why would you have - gas coal effect fires in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I headed to Southwold for an afternoon distilling our own gin then dinner and stay at the Crown and what a great time we had. I thoroughly recommend the gin afternoon - the guide was terrific, we had a look round the distillery then made our own gin in little mini stills, topped off with a tasting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant and friendly staff, bustling town, decent wifi, nice room and a dining experience that, while not quite as good as you would expect, was still pretty good. Areas for improvement: little things really. Room 14 is delightful but the bed is two singles joined together and that's not great to put it mildly. The bathroom across the hallway could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My single room was lovely. A very comfortable bed and pillows. Underfloor heating in my shower room made it a very cosy room to stay in. The food in the bar and restaurant was excellent and the breakfast was good. A thoroughly enjoyable place to stay. Quite expensive if you don't get a special deal. Def stay there again but... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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Crown Southwold
Crown Hotel Southwold
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