Luxurious decor and upmarket 'feel' - Welcoming in winter when the open fires are lit.
The service is welcoming and friendly. Have eaten here several times and also stayed for one night. Very much enjoyed each experience apart from the pre booked Christmas Day lunch.
We pre booked and pre ordered our Christmas Day lunch and were disappointed with the service (was very slow and 'messy'. Puddings arrived with such a long gap in between that we had to eat separately so food did not go cold - despite being pre ordered!!!) and food (almost cold and thought we would be having freshly carved turkey, not turkey roll, for example). On arrival, half of the Christmas Tree lights weren't working and the fire had gone out. Rather sad on Christmas Day!
This was, obviously, a while ago and we've only been back to the bar (not restaurant) once since. Maybe time to try again? But not on Christmas Day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bildeston Crown is a 15th century former coaching inn set in a Suffolk village and owned by a local farmer/businessman and managed by Chris and Hayley Lee. The restaurant is one of only two in Suffolk with AA 3 rosettes and the hotel, with its 12 luxury en suite double/twin bedrooms, is rated AA 3 stars. Locally sourced produce is used whenever possible including Red Poll beef and lamb from the owners’ neighbouring farm. Accolades include “Taste of England” Gold in the 2010 tourism awards and representing Suffolk in “The Hairy Bikers’ Tour of Britain” 2009. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bildeston Crown Hotel Bildeston
- Bildeston Crown Ipswich
- The Bildeston Crown England - Suffolk