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The Crown and Castle

Special Offers

1 room left for Easter

We have just one Best Garden room left for either a 2-night Friday and Saturday stay, or a 2-night Easter Saturday and Sunday stay. The rate for the 2-night stay is £599 to include:

  • Peter Rabbit and biscuits waiting in your room (if he hasn’t already eaten them)
  • tea with toasted hot cross buns and home-made dark chocolate cake on arrival
  • a 3-course a la carte dinner each evening, with free choice of dishes
  • full English breakfast each morning, including French toast, maple syrup & crispy bacon, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, and the Full Monty
  • a very special, artisanal NikoB chocolate egg each on Easter Sunday morning

Please phone 01394 450205 to book or make further enquiries. Please note full, non-refundable payment will be charged to the credit card given at the time of booking.

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April Flowers 2-night package

We know many of you love visiting our local garden nurseries because we see you coming back to the hotel, car boots bursting at the seams with flowering plants and shrubs. To celebrate springtime, we are offering you a 2-night April Flowers package which obviously includes good food, wine and a comfortable bed, but also the opportunity to purchase £25 worth of flowers on us!

The 2-night April Flowers package actually starts at the end of March, on Sunday the 29th, and runs through to Thursday, 30th April – with the exception of weekends and Easter Sunday. It includes accommodation, a 2-course a la carte dinner on both evenings, full English breakfast each morning and the all-important opportunity to buy up to £50 worth of plants on us*. If you would like to extend your stay to 3 nights, it will be on a pro rata basis, including the plant allowance.

2-night package rate per room occupied by two people
Good House £380
Better House £460
Best Garden or Best Courtyard £499
Best House or Best Terrace £540
Suite £650

The Walled Garden ( specialises in perennials and climbers. Unsurprisingly, it is housed within an old, walled garden and would be rather lovely with or without its wide selection of healthy plants. Ladybird Nurseries ( is a treasured local secret, difficult to find but well worth it for the vast array of very affordable plants for bedding and hanging baskets. For plantsmen and women, the acme of nurseries is without doubt Woottens of Wenhaston ( It is nationally famous for its remarkable selection of irises, hemerocallis, pelargoniums, hardy geraniums, violas and many other plants chosen for their interest, beauty and rarity.

* the deal is that on production of a bill from any or all of the above nurseries (raised during the period of your stay only), we will deduct the same amount from your bill, up to an overall total maximum of £50 for a 2-night stay and £75 for a 3-night stay. If you spend less, tough: if you spend more, tough.

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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. Phone 01394 450205 for reservations and enquiries.

All rates quoted are per night per two people sharing the room.

From 6th April, DB&B rates start at £205 for a Good House double rising through the various room categories to £285 for a Best House and Best Terrace rooms, with the 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 £215 for a Best House and Best Terrace rooms, with 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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