My wife and I travelled an hour to stay here on a Travelzoo deal as it seemed such good value (£160 for 2 I think). This included afternoon tea, 6 course tasting menu (coffee is a course), Bed and breakfast.
The food was excellent. scones were fresh and large (with Tiptree Jams); the tasting menu food was top London restaurant quality and just enough to be full at the end; the wines were very good and reasonably priced and the breakfast was served, fresh and great quality. So all great on that front.
Staff were all friendly, helpful and welcoming. It is a small hotel (maybe 10/12 rooms or so) so don't expect lots of staff all over - but the few that do, do it very well.
There were slightly tatty areas to the hotel but I thought this added more to the charm than detracted. The furniture was great, solid, antique like and very comfortable.
It was slightly noisy in the bedrooms, not from the road outside for us (which did not effect us), but some walls were maybe a little thin between bedrooms.
At these prices we would definitely go back - and it is a lovely friendly place to explore Suffolk\Essex countryside. But I would maybe not ordinarily pay £65 for the tasting menu - although the standard menu looked lovely and good prices.
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