Who we are
Co-owned by Ruth Watson, David Watson and Tim Sunderland, the Crown and Castle is a highly rated restaurant (Sawdays Fabulous Food award 2017) with 21 comfortable bedrooms. We are situated within a stone’s throw of the C12th castle, in the heart of the beautiful, tranquil village of Orford on the river Ore, with the National Trust’s Orford Ness just across the river. Aldeburgh is just a few miles to the north and it is only a 15-minute drive to Snape Maltings, home of Aldeburgh Music.
The Crown and Castle is open for accommodation, lunch and dinner all year round but because we are not a hotel we are closed in the morning and afternoon to non-residents guests. We are dog-friendly (in five dedicated Garden rooms) and welcome children over 8 years to stay or at any age for lunch but we are definitely not suitable for large parties, those attending local weddings or businessmen requiring full-on office facilities.