Welcome to The Crown and Castle

The East of England Tourism Awards' Small Hotel of the Year 2022-2023, 2 AA Rosette Restaurant and AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms.

Located in Orford in the Suffolk countryside, and only a short drive from the Suffolk coast, The Crown and Castle is the perfect place to switch off from everyday life and enjoy some well-earnt downtime. In the summer months you can expect vibrant flowers, Suffolk blue skies, and alfresco dining with views of the 12th-century Orford castle, and in the winter, roaring log fires in the lounge, a homely feel and comforting cuisine.

With 21 bedrooms, a charming restaurant, beautiful garden, stunning views and more, our dedicated Folk look forward to welcoming you to our home very soon.

We welcome well-behaved pooches in selected bedrooms.


Walk to Fork experience - Wednesday 22nd May 

Orford Ness tour with seven-course tasting menu

We are thrilled to be partnering with National Trust Orford Ness, to provide you with a unique experience comprising of a tour of the natural environment of Orford Ness and a culinary ode to the Ness in the form of a seven-course tasting menu within our 2 AA rosette restaurant.

Walk to Fork experience

Credit: Justin Minns Credit: Justin Minns

Flexible Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package

Take the stress away from booking your next break with added flexibility and a £10 saving on dinner per couple, when choosing our Flexible Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package.

There's nothing better than booking a getaway, but we also understand that sometimes best made plans may have to change.
Our Flexible Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package gives guests the option to cancel their booking and receive a refund (minus their deposit) when they cancel by 2pm at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date* (subject to booking value).
Plus, we'll upgrade your £25 dinner allowance in our restaurant to £30, saving you £10 per couple.

For the full cancellation policy, please ensure you check the Rate Details and Cancellation Policy section for the package you are booking.

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Choose from our selection of beautiful bedrooms

with spectacular views

Garden rooms at The Crown and Castle Orford
Bedroom - The Crown and Castle Orford
Bedroom - The Crown and Castle Orford

Situated in Orford, just a 20 minute drive from the Suffolk coast, we pride ourselves on providing a secluded spot to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of our county. Our elegant bedrooms boast their own unique selling points, some with private terraces and balconies, as well as views of our vibrant gardens and Orford castle.

Exceptional flavours in Suffolk

Fantastic food is at the heart of The Crown and Castle. Embark on a journey of culinary excellence in the comfort of our two AA rosette restaurant. The menu offers creative, seasonal dishes, utilising plenty of Suffolk's finest produce including Orford landed seafood and locally reared meats. Our selection of fine wines makes the perfect pairing for an evening well spent, and our outdoor terrace provides a fantastic view of Orford castle, the best seat in the house in the sunnier months.

Dog-Friendly Hotel

We all know the real star of the family is those with four legs and a furry tail. Bring your beloved pooch along to Orford and enjoy your Suffolk getaway to the fullest. 5 of our Garden bedrooms are designated paw-friendly rooms, we also have a doggy table in the restaurant, be sure to book this early to avoid disappointment!

Garden Rooms

*Cancellations made by 2pm at least 48 hours prior to your arrival date will not be chargeable but any non-refundable deposits will be lost. Please note that for total booking values over £800 a 7 day cancellation notice period applies, and over £3000 a 14 day cancellation notice period applies plus £1000 deposit