The Wentworth

Overlooking the fishing boats on the shingle beach, this ‘welcoming’ hotel has been run by three generations of the same family since 1920; Michael Pritt, the current owner, has been at the helm for 40 years. ‘Nothing changes: it is a real treat each time we visit,’ a regular visitor says. (The traditional atmosphere may not cater to all tastes: a guest this year thought some overall refurbishment was in order.) Another comment: ‘Excellent service.’ The hotel is popular with older guests who like the ‘comfortable’ rooms, ‘excellent’, long-serving staff and ‘continually good food, especially fish from Aldeburgh beach’. Public rooms have a ‘well-put-together’ mix of antique and modern furniture; afternoon tea, taken in the open-plan lounge, has a cake of the day. Many of the bedrooms in the main hotel have sea views; those in Darfield House, across the road, have access to a garden with outdoor seating. There are fresh flowers on the tables in the restaurant, where chef Jason Shaw’s British menus might include grilled East Coast plaice, buttered new potatoes, salsa verde. Breakfast is ‘excellent’. (Simon Rodway, and others)
  • We regularly stay at the Wentworth, and also had our wedding anniversary family dinner there two years ago. As always the rooms are comfortable, the food excellent and the staff efficient and friendly. It maintains its relaxed country hotel feel.

    John & Margaret Speake, 20/01/2016

  • Our room at Darfield Housewas not as large as previous rooms we had stayed in at the Wentworth but it was comfortable and bathroom very good. The hotel is well situated and staff are very pleasant. The food was good, well cooked and presented.

    Jennifer Davis, 19/08/2013

  • Check-in smooth if impersonal. Bedroom decor a bit tired, but good lighting, plenty of coat hangers, free wi-fi, good-sized TV. Public areas well maintained. Food good but not outstanding. Good-value wine. Clean throughout, with cosy yet formal feel. Excellent staff, attentive and polite.

    T K, 24/11/2012

  • Comfortable public rooms, well-appointed single bedrooms, quiet and bright. Breakfast very good; good service. Dinner good but we thought the wine mark-up high. They are well attuned to the concerts.

    Richard Parish, 23/08/2012

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Contact Details

The Wentworth

Wentworth Road ALDEBURGH Suffolk England IP15 5BD


01728 452312

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


35. 7 in Darfield House opposite, 5 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


ramps, 2 lounges, bar, restaurant, private dining room, conference room, free Wi-Fi, 2 terrace gardens, shingle beach 200 yds.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


welcomed (£2 per dog per night), not allowed in restaurant.

Credit cards

all major cards.


[2015] per room B&B from £160–£285. Set dinner £19.50–£25. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

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