The Crown

In the Stour valley, close to the Essex border, Richard Sunderland’s pub-with-rooms stands in the ‘village centre, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with views over lovely countryside’. More

Contact details

Park Street
Stoke by Nayland
Suffolk
CO6 4SE
England
01206 262001

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. In separate annexe, 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, snug area, reception area with seating, terrace, wine shop, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in parts of restaurant but not in bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £95–£210, double £145–£225, D,B&B double £165–£350. 
A la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the Stour valley, close to the Essex border, Richard Sunderland’s pub-with-rooms stands in the ‘village centre, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with views over lovely countryside’. Accommodation is in a separate, purpose-built block ‘designed to match the Suffolk vernacular’. Guide inspectors’ ground-floor room had French windows on to a private terrace, ‘with a tall hedge, a paved area, shrubs and plants, a garden path right by the window – we were soon on nodding terms with the gardener’. Standard rooms have a walk-in shower, deluxe rooms a bath and separate shower. In the open bar and dining room, ‘furnished with rustic-style chairs and tables’, there is ‘a glass-fronted wine “shop” where bottles can be bought for dinner or to take’. The food receives mixed reviews. Trusted readers enjoyed ‘delicious grilled half lobster and dressed crab’. Our inspectors’ watercress and asparagus soup, and roasted asparagus with crisp poached egg and hollandaise, were ‘very good’; a courgette linguine and an Eton mess were less successful. The wine list was ‘a delight, surprisingly reasonable’. Breakfast brings home-made jams and muesli, ‘excellent fresh orange juice’. (David Bartley, Michael Gwinnell, and others)

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The Crown
Park Street
Stoke by Nayland
Suffolk
CO6 4SE

Guest comments

'A pleasant stay. Staff were helpful. Our bedroom, set in a lovely garden, was comfortable, and breakfast was excellent, better than dinner. This is one of Suffolk's oldest pubs, recently renovated. In the centre of the village, it has lovely views. ' - JT - May, 2018

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide