The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle, Market Hill, Orford, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP122LJ
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Opening Information

12:15 - 14:15
18:30 - 21:15

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
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About The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle is a restaurant with rooms and good quality, unpretentious food is at the heart of what we offer. With 2 AA rosettes, the 2018 Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice for Restaurant with Rooms and a Sawday’s award for Fabulous food, guests often cite the restaurant as a major reason for staying with us. Our wine list also wins many plaudits in the guides, not least for the reasonable prices.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Nice friendly atmosphere. Great breakfast. Room a bit chilly but reception team found us a fan heater. Nice touch.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We moved close by in September and this was our first visit. I really enjoyed the food and service (my favourite of all the restaurants we’ve been too since the move). Lovely place. I think the only thing missing was very subtle music to improve the ambience.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

There was no need for the Yorkshire pudding with the Pork (it should only be with beef). Other than that food was very good - both pork and the venison pie. We enjoyed the lunch.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

We have been several times before and since the ownership change the standards have been maintained. Very comfy room (01) with great bathroom. Very tasty food with decent wine at a reasonable price. The room although lovely (with a magnificent view of the ness) feels a little dated in spite of the updated bathroom. The staff are on the whole very charming and we always feel relaxed and at home.....thanks for another lovely stay!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Good meal and very pleasant and professional staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

V good food, beautifully presented, and very attejtive service. It might seem a bit odd, but could you reconsider the 'Boss' picture in the gentlemen's lavatory? I'm a broad-minded person and am fully alive both to the nuances of irony and the fact that I may not share others' sense of humour. But that picture is just really horrible!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

A most enjoyable evening Wish we could experience your hospitality every week

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

We ordered the roast turkey with "all the trimmings" however we were both very disappointed with the lack of vegetable selection presented with the meal. It came with only a few winter greens and sprouts. I would have at least expected some carrots and maybe some braised red cabbage. We were also very surprised to see the wood burner with the impressive fire place had been left to go out (there was even a guest trying to get it going on his knees with some news paper) especially with it being bitterly cold outside. I don't think we would be rushing back....

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

We had such a lovely meal! Can’t complain about any part. We came for an anniversary meal and couldn’t fault the service or food. Attention to detail was second to none. Can’t wait to come again in the future. Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

We had a lovely meal. Service was excellent unfortunately we were the only customers so not very atmospheric. We have booked to return in the new year for dinner and overnight stay.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Loved the food, the atmosphere and the Christmas decorations. The Festive menu had nice little extra touches - loved the mince pie with coffee at the end . Loved the extras on the Christmas pud too !

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

As we anticipated, based on previous experience, we enjoyed an excellent 3 course lunch.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

As always a lovely Sunday lunch. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great evening with fantastic food. A few mistakes made on the Service .

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Food was very good although I thought it was a bit pricey for a roast. The Resturant was soulless and in need of a refurb.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Wonderful food, lovely table and excellent service. Thank you for a perfect evening.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

I would highly recommend a visit. Delicious food. Very welcoming staff who are attentive to their guests. Lots of great personal touches that make a visit very enjoyable.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

This was the best meal that we have had for at least two years and prompted us to book a weekend break before Christmas.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable meal with friends. Excellent food - lots of local produce. Very good service.

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

We really enjoyed our meal. Everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to have a lovely evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Superb waiter service in a relaxed atmosphere. Delicious main and aperitif and sorbet. Personally I found the starter a little disappointing, the Bon Bon was delicious but rabbit tough and squash very rubbery. Broth needed a little more depth in flavour. Fried food on a liquid always goes soggy.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Food choice was limited and when served was not tasty nor well cooked Skatewing overcooked Vegetarian option - too bulky Starters - oily deep fried fish Deserts were best thing No value for a lot of money Things need to change before I go back - the local pub grub is better

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Dinner was ok - rather bland starters (rabbit & salmon) but pork main was good. Overall it was a pleasant enough experience but we can’t help but be rather sad that a favourite venue has been so obviously undermined by cost cutting and an inevitable slide to lower standards than was once so evident iunder the previous owners.

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Coupled with the "Restaurant with Rooms" concept, our experience was amazing - superb food, interesting menus, wine list excellent with wine recommendation matching dishes on the main menu. The service was also attentive and efficient. Slight under-cooking of the baked skate was quickly rectified to our satisfaction. Full marks!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Having enjoyed excellent meals in the past Sunday's roast beef was an utter disappointment,cold hard Yorkshire's greasy potatoes that resisted cutting and cold veg. New meals were produced which were a little better but this gesture was spoiled as the meat was clearly the original offering warmed in hot gravy. The cost of the mains were deducted from the bill and we were told that the situation would be reported to the management and that I could expect an email so far nothing. Thus I can only surmise that the Crown is happy to slide into mediocrity.

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