The Bildeston Crown

‘In a peaceful village near Lavenham’, this 15th-century former coaching inn is ‘full of character warm, casual, intimate, relaxed’. More

Contact details

The Bildeston Crown
104 High Street
Bildeston
Suffolk
IP7 7EB
England
01449 740 510

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12.

Open

all year, no accommodation 24-26 Dec, New Year's Day.

Facilities

2 bars, restaurant, 2 private dining areas, lift, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, 3 small patios, parking, mobile phone reception variable, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms and in bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £80-£175. A la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In a peaceful village near Lavenham’, this 15th-century former merchant’s house and coaching inn is ‘full of character, warm, intimate, relaxed’. It is run as their own business by Hayley and Chris Lee, manager and head chef. After a ‘super-friendly check-in’, Guide inspectors were shown to a room on the second floor, where ‘the low ceiling has lots of beams and the warning “Duck”’. Fresh milk was brought in a glass bottle. A ‘good-sized’ bathroom had a large bath and separate walk-in shower, with strong water pressure, ‘stylish soaps’. All rooms are ‘characterful and colourful’, with perhaps a playful touch – doggy wallpaper, a tartan carpet, one has an antique four-poster. In the candlelit restaurant, Chris Lee’s ‘interesting menus’ include such dishes as local pheasant Kiev; fish stew with aïoli; chargrilled Red Poll rump steak; Nedging lamb supplied by the building’s owner, James Buckle, local farmer and businessman. ‘A light, fluffy banoffee pie was the highlight.’ At breakfast ‘a bread basket arrived with a small, warm doughnut in the middle. Fresh orange juice was brought to the table. Eggs Florentine was delicious.’

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The Bildeston Crown
104 High Street
Bildeston
Suffolk
IP7 7EB

Guest comments

'Friendly, good-value hotel/restaurant-with-rooms, in a peaceful village. The style was warm and relaxed. Characterful bedrooms, cosy public rooms. Charming service in restaurant; well-presented dishes; very flexible chef; desserts a highlight; well-spaced tables. Breakfast good and plentiful. ' - JN - January, 2018
'A lovely place to spend my fiftieth birthday weekend. Outside it was wet and windy but inside we sat around a huge log fire and felt as if we were in a country house. Twelve of us enjoyed a special tasting menu and it was exceptionally interesting food and wine. The bedroom was comfortable with an enormous bed. ' - Debra Armstrong - November, 2009

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