This hotel, restaurant and pub, between Aldeburgh and Southwold, has its roots in the 12th…
The Westleton Crown
“Charming coaching inn with impressive meals” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Westleton Crown is a charming coaching inn on the edge of a quintessential Suffolk village green, the ideal place for a pint, a weekend break, or supper with family and friends. The landscaped terraces make for great al fresco eating and drinking, while the kitchen team pride themselves on imaginative and varied menus, that use locally and responsibly grown produce. There are 34 en suite bedrooms that have recently been refurbished, to give them a fresh and contemporary look with a rustic twist. Dogs are very much welcome and some rooms have been designed with them in mind.
Facilities – at a glance
- Family bedrooms: 5
- Bedrooms ground: 13
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.
Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.
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