21. 10 (all on ground floor) in garden, 2 (on ground floor) in terrace, 1 in courtyard, 1 suite in stable block.
all year except 4–8 Dec 2017 ‘for essential maintenance’.
lounge/bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), limited on-site parking, ¼-acre garden.
not under 8 in restaurant in evening or overnight in hotel; all ages welcomed at lunch.
allowed in 5 garden rooms, at ‘doggie table’ in restaurant, limited number in bar.
 per room B&B from £140, D,B&B from £200. À la carte £38. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The attention to detail, excellent service and quality of cooking at this brilliant restaurant-with-rooms have set the standard by which other hotels will be judged.’ Guide readers this year continue to endorse this ‘great’ enterprise, managed and run by Tim Sunderland, in a pretty town on the River Ore. ‘To find somewhere that gets it all right without a single false note is a joy.’ Some guests may be rattled by the house rules that accompany each booking (gadgets discouraged at dinner, etc), but others find them ‘clear, helpful and very welcome – a major delight’. In the much-praised restaurant, dine on ‘an interesting, Italian-influenced mix’ of ‘knock-out food’ – perhaps Orford-landed cod, sautéed salsify, girolles, potato gnocchi – accompanied by a ‘fun, eclectic’ wine list. (‘A request for gluten-free options was acknowledged with no fuss.’) Spend the night, afterwards, in one of the ‘tastefully styled’ bedrooms. ‘Our immaculate suite had a good-sized sitting area, a splendid modern bathroom, even a little balcony. Best of all: a big, really comfortable bed.’ (Gwyn Morgan, Iseult Beatty, Tony and Ginny Ayers, and others)
June Midweek ‘Great Britten’ Special Offer
The Red House in Aldeburgh is where Benjamin Britten lived and composed. The Aldeburgh Music Festival plays to packed houses from 8th – 24th June, but even if you are left unmoved by Bach, Bernstein and Britten, the house is still a fascinating place to visit. The June 2-night offer provides FREE entrance to the Red House, together with: A complimentary jug of Pimms on one afternoon of your stay. 2 nights comfortable accommodation. A 2-course a la carte free-choice dinner on both evenings (with a reasonable prospect of lobster or crab being on the menu in some form or another). Full English breakfast on both mornings. The June offer runs from Monday, 28th May up to and including Thursday, 28th June but excludes Fridays and Saturdays. The rates for the Great Britten 2-night stay, per room occupied by two people, are: Good House 440; Better House, Garden and Courtyard 520; Best House and Terrace 620; Suite 770. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.