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The Crown and Castle

Special Offers

Last minute offers!!

There’s a little lull on Wednesday and Thursday, 29th and 30th July, before we go into a nearly fully booked August. This means there are some very good offers available as we hate to see gaps on our room reservations screen …

Here’s the deal: a 3-course a la carte dinner with no restrictions or surcharges – click on http://crownandcastle.co.uk/assets/alc.pdf to see a typical summer menu – a truly comfortable bed  with crisp, white Egyptian cotton percale linen, and a fabulous full English breakfast the next morning. And all at rates considerably less than you would expect to pay just for B&B on the Suffolk coast right now.

DB&B rate for two people occupying the room
Good House (queensize bed)  175
Better House (queensize-plus bed)  199
Best Garden (kingsize bed or twins)  215
Best House (kingsize bed)  235

(By all means stay for two nights, although you might have to switch rooms as we don’t have that much available.)


This coming Friday, 31st July we have a single night stay available on DB&B terms.
 Our Best Courtyard room (kingsize bed and no view compensated for by terrific new bathroom with walk in shower, two hand basins and full length bath) is just £265 per couple staying in it – and that includes a 3-course a la carte dinner with free choice and no restrictions or supplements, as well as full English breakfast on Saturday morning.

Please call 01394 450205 for more information or to book.

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Sunny August break

It’s the height of summer and you should be on holiday, even if it’s just for a short break … August at the Crown and Castle is peaceful (no children under 8 in the evenings), comfortable, and a great base from which to explore the beautiful Suffolk coast, rivers, woodlands, heaths and villages.

Suffolk-landed lobster should be on the menu in some form or another – lobster, pea & chervil risotto is a great favourite – as well as Cornish crab and, of course, the usual array of locally sourced smoked fish, fresh fish and meats. Summery desserts such as strawberry jelly, blackcurrant fool and cherry frangipane tart, as well as home-made ice creams add sweet allure. For a look at a typical summer a la carte, please click http://crownandcastle.co.uk/assets/alc.pdff

The 2-night August package is available throughout the month, weekends included, and comprises:

  • 2 nights’ comfortable accommodation
  • a 3-course a la carte dinner on both nights
  • full English breakfast each morning
  • and, to take home on checkout, a breakfast carrier filled with a bottle of High House Farm apple juice, a jar of Wendy Brandon’s dark marmalade, a pack of Pinney’s smoked salmon,  a box of Maple Farm organic eggs and a voucher for a Pump Street Bakery loaf *

The rate for the 2-night package* per room per couple is:
Good House  410
Better House  490
Best Garden and Best Courtyard  530
Best House and Best Terrace  570
Suite  680

Small print: * longer stays are priced pro rata. Dogs are welcome to stay in specified Best Garden rooms at a charge of £10 per night for either one or max. two dogs.
* sadly, the Bakery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so no voucher will be available for departures on those days.

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Havergate Island Private Tour

Meet Godwit, Turnstone & Spoonbill

Havergate Island, in the middle of the river Ore, is protected by the RSPB. With no general public access, it is a vital breeding ground for avocets and terns, and a winter haven for ducks and wading birds. Last autumn we ran a special 3-night package that included a private guided tour of the island. Now, in July, there is the opportunity to see even more wonderful wildlife, from leverets and butterflies to dunlins and gulls – the island is the last breeding colony for the common gull on the East coast – and, hopefully, a glimpse of a godwit, turnstone or spoonbill (which, collectively, does sound uncannily like a firm of solicitors or an aging rock band).

Our 3-night GT&S package, which includes this special guided tour, is only available on 26-28th July. The tour takes place on the Monday, with the boat leaving the quay at 11.00am and returning at about 3pm. The package also includes a 2-course a la carte dinner on two evenings (leaving you free to eat out one night) and full English breakfast each morning.

3-night GT&S package per couple per room
Good House £545 SOLD OUT
Better House £665 SOLD OUT
Best Garden £725 – just 2 rooms still available
Best House & Terrace £785 SOLD OUT
Suite £950 SOLD OUT

*Please read this small but important print before booking. First, dogs are not permitted on the island so please don’t bring your canine darlings unless you are completely certain they will not mind waiting quietly in your room while you are on the tour.
Please be aware that we might have to cancel if the weather is too foul for the boat to make the trip across to the Island – unlikely in mid-summer. We cannot offer any refunds or replacement dates, but will offer free entrance to RSPB Minsmere on Monday or Tuesday, or Orfordness on the Tuesday, instead. (Indeed, if you would prefer to visit either of these places anyway, the above tariff is available for any 3-night stay from Sunday to Thursday in July.)

Finally, a word about nightjars: the RSPB, in partnership with Wild Adventures under Suffolk’s Skies, offers a guided evening walk along the Alde estuary, starting at Snape, to hear and see these secretive birds. Please click on www.wasuffolk.co.uk/nightjars-over-the-heath.html for more information and to book, should you be interested.

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Current tariff

You will never get a better rate than by booking through us directly (rather than Bookings.com or any other third-party site). And, although we have our own booking button here on our own website, please do phone us if you can – that way we can ensure you are in the right room, and on the best package and rate for your particular needs.

All rates are per night per two people sharing the room. Please call us on 01394 450205 for more information on current rates.

DB&B rates start at £205 for a Good House double rising through the various room categories to our beautiful Suite at £340. Please be aware that the inclusive dinner is not a set menu but offers three courses freely chosen from our normal a la carte. Similarly, breakfast is not a miserable, dried up buffet but freshly prepared – with such delights as French toast with crisp bacon and real maple syrup, un-dyed smoked haddock with a Happy Hen poached egg on top or, of course, the Full English.

B&B rates start at £135 for a Good House double rising through the various room categories to the Suite at £270. Please note that weekends are only available on DB&B terms, not B&B.

Saturday night must be taken with the Friday as a 2-night weekend DB&B stay. Very occasionally we can sell a single Saturday night stay, but it is rare – although worth a phone call to check.

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