SO excited that the refurbishment of the restaurant is pretty much finished and looking great. Our heartfelt thanks to Les at Anglia Upholstery, Anita and Peter at Sandler Seating, Jane Fiddian at the English Curtain Co., Romo and Bute Fabrics, painters Mark and Steve, and all the team at the C&C who mucked in to help. Just the extra spotlighting to finish and more photos to come. ... See MoreSee Less
Rollright is not a carpet shop in Archway, but possibly the best cheese we've ever tasted. Named after the ancient Rollright Stones in the Cotswolds, it's about to join Baron Bigod, Federia and Stawley on our late spring cheeseboard. Brilliant Neal's Yard Dairy cheeses, brilliant Pump Street Bakery sourdough and a brilliant wine from our list – God is in his heaven and all's right with the world. ... See MoreSee Less
Use the Booking Button on our website (not booking.com!) and you'll find the layout and information is much clearer, easier to use and make comparisons. Go on, have a click and choose the room and rate that best suits you. www.crownandcastle.co.uk... See MoreSee Less
Would you Adam and Eve it? Our 3-night Christmas package is already sold out. But we do have a few rooms left for the NYE package – see High Days and Holidays. Nothing like getting ahead ..... ... See MoreSee Less
Orford isn't just the Best Place to Live (as the Sunday Times and other newspapers reported) but the BEST PLACE TO STAY! The Crown and Castle's splendid April offer includes a £100 voucher to used against a future weekend stay. See www.crownandcastle.co.uk Special Offers ... See MoreSee Less
The Crown and Castle, Orford, SuffolkApropos, Edward Prosser Snelling's comment below, and to reassure those who have not been to the C&C, it is possible to cook Italian dishes using local produce!
For the entire fifteen years we have owned the C&C we have continually bought and served, when available and/or in season: Orford-landed skate, turbot, cod and sea bass, Pinney's smoked salmon, cod's roe, prawns, trout and mackerel, Felixtowe or Orford-landed lobsters, sole and plaice, Gressingham duck, Dingley Dell pork and bacon, Suffolk raised lamb, locally shot game inc. pigeon and rabbit, Dunwich or Blaxhall venison, Suffolk raised Aberdeen Angus x beef, Snape asparagus, potatoes and onions from down the lane, soft fruits including loganberries, gooseberries, strawberries, cherries, currants from High House Farm in Iken, old East Anglian varieties of apples, plums, white currants, runner beans, various squashes, traditional tomato varieties, sorrel, lemon verbena, rosemary and other herbs, as well as damsons and other hedgerow produce from our own organic garden and orchard, other Suffolk produced vegetables such as cabbage, parsnips, carrots and cauliflower, Thorpeness herbs and saladings, Pump Street Bakery's soudough bread, Happy Hens of Hoxne and Maple Farm of Kelsale free range eggs, Revett's of Wickham Market sausages, Clarke's black pudding and Marybelle milk and cream from Halesworth.
Off the top of my head, the only foodstuffs we buy elsewhere are Cornish crab and sardines, pasta, rice and salumi from specialist Italian suppliers, NikoB's amazing chocolate, some specialised Italian veg such as trevise or cavolo nero, coffee, tea, wine and spirits, sugar, flour etc.1 month ago · 3
Edward Prosser-SnellingPerhaps look to put more local produce on the menu, with less of an Italian emphasis. Suffolk has much better produce to offer than Tuscany anyway!1 month ago
Almost every time we post something about scrumptious food a veggie or other dietary challenged person pops up to howl about being left out. Only on 357 days of the year do we NOT offer a really nice veggie menu, as here - but for a better view see our website MENUS. We also cheerfully look after vegans, coeliacs and lactose intolerant guests, so please can we be excused from future complaints! ... See MoreSee Less
Ann AtkinsonMy husband is a veggie and we have never had a problem at C and C - food has always been delicious, in our 5 or is it 6 visits? Although he is severely allergic to pomegranate!!!2 months ago
Polly Boltonyes although it was year's ago since I was there, veggie food delish!2 months ago
The first of our Emilia Romagna dinner's went swimmingly. Really good food thanks to Char, Rob, Lucy, Jon, Ed and co. Out front Tim, Kate (in from her hols as we had a bit of an emergency - thank you!), Emily and Margaux served with panache. And Stefan very kindly came in to take the photos (some of which are here, but not Ed's tattoos!) ... See MoreSee Less
Audrey NobleIt would be amazing to see some vegetarian / vegan meals advertised in restaurants my husband eats meat I don't eat meat or fish so I am given the choice of one meal. Is this the case with your menu ??2 months ago
Roger FurnellLooks scrumptious. But apostrophe alert !2 months ago
Katie DicksonStefan is a talented photographer as well as a fine member of your staff!2 months ago
Gisela BarringtonLooking forward to next week's event! Will keep on a modest diet until then....2 months ago
This Little Piggy Went To Parma - if you'd like to join us for a 2-night stay featuring a splendid 5-course Emilia-Romagna dinner, with each course accompanied by a terrific northern Italian wine - or just the dinner alone - see Special Offers on www.crownandcastle.co.uk... See MoreSee Less
The Crown & Castle is a 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice winner!
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St Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday and although it’s a High Day in our calendar we are not doing anything differently not least because its celebration seems to be increasingly informal – perhaps fuelled by a dislike of both the hype and price hike that so often surround it?!
If you would like to stay the night and enjoy a very nice 3-course a la carte dinner with free choice of dishes, coffee and chocolates, as well as full English breakfast on Monday morning, please go to our website, Special Offers, for full details. ... See MoreSee Less
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With all our reservations (ha!) about TripAdvisor, it's always nice to get a pat on the shoulder. Romantics of the world might like to remember it's St Valentines next week – and we are not charging any premium for eating or staying! See High Days and Holidays on our website www.crownandcastle.co.uk... See MoreSee Less
Our kitchen team are doing a fantastic job but as we get increasingly busy we would like to lighten the load by employing another experienced, senior person. If you (or anyone you know) is at sous chef level and would like to join our nice, friendly chefs who are serious about food but happy in their work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay and conditions are as scrumptious as the food we cook. ... See MoreSee Less
@gilescoren Totally agree with his dismay at how many people use mobiles in restaurants when they could talk, look & just enjoy being. It's why we don't allow them in the restaurant at the Crown and Castle. ... See MoreSee Less
April TaylorSorry but then I would not use your restaurant. That one call could be s cry for help and really important3 months ago
Nicola Bowen ReesWhen we stayed with you in October it was great to see everyone chatting to each other in the restaurant ... Not a texting finger or screen in sight ... Like the good old days!3 months ago · 7
Shirley DeeThank the lord for some sanity. The Crown and Castle is a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. The idea of going out with people is to sit around the table enjoying lovely food and interesting conversation. Well done you!!!!!!!!!!!!!3 months ago · 2
Ellen WrightI wish all restaurants followed this rule, well done The Crown and Castle ☺3 months ago · 5
Kat AndrewsMy mobile is last thing on my mind when I go out. If a family member is very ill I either dont go out and go be with them or give contact details to all who need them. I like to go out and enjoy company of others and not be distracted by my phone. I will however check for any important messages when on my way home or when home.3 months ago · 2
Cathy JacksonToo right. What is this obsession with having to be constantly entertained by technology every waking moment? And I'd rather not be distracted from my food too when I'm in a restaurant or hotel. It happens enough at work, so when I'm not at work I don't want distractions/interruptions when I'm eating especially in a high quality restaurant.3 months ago
Heather GregoryOne would think out of politeness&good manners diners would turn off their phones or at,least put them on silent.3 months ago · 2
Nicola Bowen ReesGo to a restaurant these days and everyone is texting or checking their mobiles. It is rude to the people you're with and irritating to others. If you're expecting an important call be discreet and take it outside.3 months ago · 4
Christine WithallBrilliant idea :) and you create a lovely atmosphere for your guests, no mobiles required. Enjoyed our stay very much. :)3 months ago · 1
Marion BullmanEvery good class restaurant should do the same.3 months ago · 7
Lesley MeehanI won't let my kid s use their. Phones if we 'll go out for a meal so ignorant.3 months ago · 3
Sue GoodessWished I lived nearer, well done x3 months ago · 1