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The Crown and Castle

Special Offers

Politician-free April offer

To encourage you to vote for the Crown and Castle, rather than one of the homogenous political parties currently sullying our screens and airwaves, here’s an enticing offer – without debate:

Stay for any 2 nights midweek (i.e. Sunday to Thursday inclusive) until 30th April and not only will you get a great rate but also a generous package of Pinney’s Orford-smoked fishes* and a bottle of good Soave to take home with you.

The offer obviously includes accommodation, as well as a 2-course a la carte dinner on both evenings, with free choice of dishes, and full English breakfast each morning (with no Today burbling on in the background).

2-night package rate per room occupied by two people
Good House £379
Better House £459
Best Garden or Best Courtyard £499
Best House or Best Terrace £540
Suite £650

PS if your surname is Cameron, Miliband, Clegg, Farage or even Sturgeon, add an extra 25% to the rates above. No surcharge for Bennett – the Greens need all the help they can get.

* the package includes smoked salmon, smoked prawns, smoked mackerel and smoked fish pâté . If you would like a third course at dinner, it is just charged at a flat rate of £7.50 per dish. If you would like to extend your stay, it will be charged pro rata.

Please call us on 01394 450205 for further information, or to book.

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Photo Workshop package

There’s a pun in the title because we are delighted to announce that, as part of an exclusive 3-night April package, renowned Suffolk photographer, Tony Pick, has agreed to lead a day’s workshop. Tony specialises in landscape photography and is both empathic and professional. 

The 3-night package starts on Tuesday, 21st April with departure on Friday, 24th April. It includes a 2-course  a la carte dinner each evening, full English breakfast each morning, and lunch on Wednesday for those involved in the workshop. The number of participating photographers will be limited to eight to allow individual coaching.

Who would enjoy this package?
The all-day Wednesday workshop is ideal both for those starting out with a digital SLR and those who use auto settings but would like to be rather more creative. The workshop will cover composition, aperture settings, shutter speeds, ISO and lens properties.

What happens outside?
As you explore Orford landmarks from the Quay to the Castle, Tony will teach the magic of ND graduated filters, reading the light, and framing skills. (We advise bringing a tripod and wet weather gear, just in case!) And, of course, you will need to bring your own camera – ideally a digital SLR, or a decent compact camera with manual control options.

What happens inside?
In the comfort of the hotel (with drink in hand?) Tony will show how a selection of the photographs you have taken during the day can be transformed, using the amazing Adobe Lightroom software.

What will you gain?
You will leave with a wonderful set of photographs on your own camera but, best of all, the knowledge and skill to do it again on another day and in another place.

3-night package per room with one participating photographer
Please add an additional £110 per photographer to the rates below, i.e. if both room occupants wish to take part  please add on £220.

Better House  £715
Best House / Terrace  £835
Best Garden  £775







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Best rates and April tariff

You will never get a better rate than by booking through us directly (rather than 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.

From 6th April, 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.

From 6th April, 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 B&B terms are not available as an option at the weekend, only DB&B.

Saturday night is not available as a single night stay but must be taken with the Friday as a 2-night weekend DB&B stay. Very occasionally we can sell a Saturday and Sunday stay, or a single Saturday night stay, but it is rare – and only if the Friday has already been booked as part of a midweek stay.


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