4 dining areas, bar, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), terrace (alfresco drinking and eating), parking.
In public areas, plus monthly jazz evenings.
All ages welcomed.
Allowed in bar.
Per room B&B from £100, D,B&B from £150. À la carte £34.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In the centre of a market town near the Deben estuary, this 16th-century coaching inn has been given a chic revamp. It is a ‘comfortable, welcoming’ spot, liked for its modern design, ‘excellent food’ and smart bedrooms. A wooden sailing skiff is suspended over the long, polished bar; locals and tourists mingle here over cocktails and Suffolk ales. ‘Enjoyable’ brasserie-style dishes are served in the buzzy restaurant and on the new decked terrace. Soothing bedrooms are stylish in neutral tones and smoky shades. Biscuits, books and local magazines are supplied; bathrooms have underfloor heating and top-end toiletries. Reach the coast within a 20-minute drive, but start with the town’s own attractions: the fascinating Tide Mill living museum is a five-minute walk away.