The Wentworth

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The first hotel to feature in this Guide is also one of the most loved among long-standing readers, as dependable as the tides that wash over the sand and shingle beach opposite. More

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One of the hotels that have appeared in the Guide for the lengthiest time is also one of the most loved among long-standing readers – it’s as dependable as the tides that wash over the sand and shingle beach opposite. ‘My favourite destination in the UK,’ writes one. ‘Such a joy to be back there again,’ relates another. ‘Still a fantastic place, overseen by Michael Pritt, the caring owner.’ The ground floor has new carpet, and the hotel prides itself on its updated wallpapers and fabrics, but the feel remains traditional, and the lounges, with open fires, retain their clubby atmosphere. Immaculate bedrooms, some with wheelchair access and a bath and wet-room shower, are in the main hotel and Darfield House annexe. Many have ‘wonderful views of the sea’. There is a cosy bar with a wood-burner, access to sea-facing terraces. You can take afternoon tea indoors or out, dine in the restaurant (no shorts, please) where a wide menu, with plenty of meat-free options, includes dishes such as grilled Dover sole, caper and herb butter. ‘Many of the staff are still there and remember us. The food is delicious, even better than before.’ (Julian Landy, Simon Rodway)

Hotel details


Wentworth Road
IP15 5BD


01728 452312


35. 7 in Darfield House opposite, 5 on ground floor, 2 in hotel and 1 in annexe suitable for disabled.


all year except possibly 2 weeks in Jan.


2 lounges, bar, restaurant (veg/vegan menus), in-room TV (Freeview), 2 terrace gardens, courtyard garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music



all ages welcomed, extra bed £15.


allowed in bedrooms (£5 per night) and public rooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £215, singles from £135. Set-price dinner £28–£34 (2/3 courses). 1-night bookings refused Sat.

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Comments about The Wentworth

A very well managed hotel. Good room, good food, good staff, good sitting areas inside and out, dining room with beach view. Tried hard but couldn't find any faults except the poor hair dryer - oh, and rather a high proportion of older generation guests but that's not the Wentworth's fault and perhaps we shouldn't complain as we're old too! - Edward Gosnell - August 2019
Our annual visit to our favourite hotel. Comfortable and friendly as ever. One of the best things is the way staff remain. The food is really good. Michael Pritt is always friendly and keeps his usual high standards. - Simon Rodway - May 2019
It always delights. Many of the staff have been there for years, and greet us like friends. The food is good but not outstanding, breakfasts especially so. A lot of older people come - so what? I am old myself. It's in such a lovely area. - Simon Rodway - June 2018

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