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Despite the pub-sounding name, we aren't! Our tiny bar has barely enough space to seat guests wanting a drink before their meal. We hope our new signboard will help because it causes distress all round when we have to refuse casual drinkers. Fingers crossed! ... See MoreSee Less

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I met Keiichi Matsuda in a Thai restaurant about 3 years ago and was mightily impressed by his intellect and imagination. This film is part of his latest project. I am glad I live in Suffolk and think I might give up decrying our rubbishy bandwidth/speed! ... See MoreSee Less

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated…

6 days ago

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John FoxThis has absolutely nothing to do with the hotel and should not be posted here but on a personal FB account.6 days ago
Rupert TaylorQuite the opposite to peaceful Orford. Thanks for sharing, very thought-provoking 😳6 days ago

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With the longest day of the year in June, we are undeniably approaching mid-summer. For music and arts lovers, the Aldeburgh Festival will be in full spate. Our kitchen, too, will be flush with crates of locally grown, caught or produced foods. There's lots to do – and lots not to do, if you prefer.

The Sunny June 2-night package is available on midweek nights from Wednesday, 1st June until Thursday, 30th June. It includes a two-course a la carte dinner each evening, with free choice of dishes, and full English breakfast each morning.

To add to the bounty, you'll be given a scrumptious package of Pinney's Orford-smoked fishes to take home, as well a voucher to collect a sourdough loaf (and buy some other goodies?) from the marvellous Pump Street Bakery in the square. The rates for all the above, per couple occupying the room, start at 430.00
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2 weeks ago

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Kev BruceBet you don't do orange ice cream (not sorbate)4 days ago
Diana MilsomJust Love ,love The C&C !1 week ago
David AlpAn utterly dreamy and fab place I first encountered with Louise Barnett xx1 week ago   ·  1
IAn RossI WENT ON HOLIDAY THERE IN 1974 DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE GERALD BRADY IS?7 days ago
Maggie SaccoYummy6 days ago
Peter FyanesMmmm Love these ice cream want 1 xxx5 days ago
Debbie RichesSounds gorgeous. Can't wait to revisit.6 days ago
Carole HopkinsLovely5 days ago
Kirsty LaifaNot far from Me !!5 days ago
Pauline LargeRight up your street Rita Hewitt6 days ago
Galina Handjieva6 days ago
IAn Ross7 days ago
Martin GladwellJayne Muir4 days ago   ·  1

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I'm going to assume you won't mind a Suffolk spring (food) cliche – because it's asparagus time! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Brendan AnsbroWhat is it? BX2 weeks ago
Lindsey CostelloYum! fab looking asparagus!1 week ago

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Our day is gladdened by this lovely email from regular guests, the Dolans (who have given permission for this to be broadcast):

"On Friday evening we tried hard not to be seduced by mere delicious food and lovely wines. We considered the staff, the ambience, the room, every single damned thing and finally came to the conclusion that, despite our closest scrutiny, it was all as delightful as ever. Nothing to carp at, no teeny weeny niggles, just a really super evening that reminded us exactly why we always love visiting you. So thank you again. You perform that most difficult of tricks; to remain consistently terrific, but still inventive, always interesting and smiling to boot!"

Our cups are flooding, not just running over ..
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3 weeks ago

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Caroline SharpTotally agree =D3 weeks ago
Sue SheriffCould not agree more. We are currently in Liverpool in a hotel that is very good but just does not touch your benchmark. Hope to visit you again later in the year.3 weeks ago
Julie MitchellOur experience of The C&C, too!3 weeks ago

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I've just opened a Twitter account for the C&C (rather belatedly!) Please would you be kind enough to follow @CrownandCOrford -and many thanks if you do. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Anthony LorimerDone.3 weeks ago

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New book case in reception means window sills are clear of clutter and everything more accessible. Just waiting for new perspex leaflet holders to arrive ... ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Affinity PRWhat a nice idea!2 weeks ago

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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

1 month ago

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Susan GrahamLooking good. Hoping to see it in person on Tuesday.1 month ago
Katrina BoyleLooks very lovely in the flesh so to speak. Had a lovely meal and overnight stay last night. Couldn't fault a thing. Fabulous food, service and staff.4 weeks ago
Richard DarleyLooks great - see you at the weekend!1 month ago
Glen LoeLooks great. Still the best meal I have ever eaten was served at the Crown and Castle. Can't wait to return one day.1 month ago
Gillian Mac CoxLooks so sunny and bright! Do you still have the amazing portrait in the dining room??1 month ago
Shirley DeeSuch a fabulous hotel and stunning food.1 month ago
Tracy RangerSorry we are too far away now to see it 😞 keep posting pics !4 weeks ago
Adrian RawlinsonWas looking very good when I dropped in this month's magazines today1 month ago
Sue DevilleIs 'the Lady' still in the dining room?1 month ago
Giuseppe SimoniniLooks good hope to see it soon first hand4 weeks ago
Roger HipwellWe enjoyed a very relaxed lunch here today. Stylish.1 month ago
Sherri SingletonBeautiful! Just like our recent lunch! See you guys again soon xx1 month ago
Jill GageLooks lovely. Will definitely have to come back soon.1 month ago
David AlpBest food for many a mile around.1 month ago
Maria Clarke-WilsonLovely-must book a table again soon.1 month ago
Jared NormanCan't wait to see it in person soon 😊1 month ago
Christopher Sidney BrownLooks splendid - very handsome1 month ago
Paula PhillipsGood luck from Wales.x1 month ago
Mike RobertsonEr,Did It Need It?1 month ago
Sue FletcherLooks fab!1 month ago
Joyce WardleLoved the new look in the restaurant .Thanks for a lovely weekend and for making my birthday so special.3 weeks ago

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The royalists of Orford contributing to the celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday. Isn't she splendid! (And, thanks for the photo, Stefan.) ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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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

1 month ago

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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

2 months ago

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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

2 months ago

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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.2 months 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!2 months ago
Lizzie McCormickIt's a pity I hate seafood 🙁2 months ago
Jennie TaggartI worked there in the 70's when it was a THF. It was a good time. I honestly think our then, chef , might have drunk himself to death by now. We had excellent fun.2 months ago
James LeightonOrford Castle, one of King Johns favourite strongholds in the 13 century2 months ago
Felicity EastwoodOrford is a delightful place, must visit and stay again soon.2 months ago
Kat AndrewsJust a few miles down the road from me x2 months ago
Pamela SmithSam Arlow I'm sure you would love to go back there !!! Lol 😆2 months ago   ·  1
Kathleen HassanaliNo sorry nothing can beat Yorkshire2 months ago
Ian MarkhamI wish this would stop cropping up on FB... Makes me want to tap into the bathroom fund! 🤔2 months ago
Sandra JenningsWe love Suffolk2 months ago

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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

3 months ago

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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!!!3 months ago
Polly Boltonyes although it was year's ago since I was there, veggie food delish!3 months ago

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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

3 months ago

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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 ??3 months ago
Roger FurnellLooks scrumptious. But apostrophe alert !3 months ago
Katie DicksonStefan is a talented photographer as well as a fine member of your staff!3 months ago
Gisela BarringtonLooking forward to next week's event! Will keep on a modest diet until then....3 months ago
Andrew ParkerLooks amazing!!3 months ago
Katty BaileyLooks amazing!!3 months ago

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