The Westleton Crown

Pub with rooms in Westleton, Suffolk

Curator's notes:

  • Ancient inn - part of the local community
  • Classic British food
  • Elegant and modern rooms
  • Coast, heath and marshes on the doorstep
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family favourite
  • Scenic and serene
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Speak to us on +44 (0)20 8161 0100

Overview

Midway between the Suffolk staples of Aldeburgh and Southwold, this rambling old coaching inn proves popular for its excellent pub fare and elegant, contemporary rooms. The hub of the charming village of Westleton, the brick building extends from the welcoming traditional bar to the light and airy Garden Room. Think log fires, eclectic furniture, stripped boards and a real sense of rural chic. Sit back, relax and enjoy the local surroundings from the comfort of the terraced patio garden.

Set in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, The Westleton Crown boasts a serene village setting amongst the reed-fringed marshes and cliffs of Suffolk's Heritage Coastline - making it the perfect place from which to explore the local countryside. With the ornithological delights of the RSPB's flagship Minsmere reserve just two miles away, there's plenty to keep the whole family busy. This is a great choice for dog-lovers too - pooches will love the walks across Dunwich Heath and are welcome throughout the inn.

Rooms from

Doubles and twins: £135


Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Alfresco dining‚Äč

Family favourite
Kids can choose from their own menu or enjoy smaller portions. Family-friendly rooms are also available.

Dog-friendly
Four-legged friends are welcome in the bar, lounge areas and a number of rooms, where you'll find blankets, biscuits and bowls.

Scenic and serene
Set in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the Westleton Crown is set in a sleepy village - perfect for those seeking some R&R.

Outdoor adventures
Walkers will love the long hikes across Dunwich Heath or beach.

Rooms

The luxurious, elegant bedrooms exude all the sophistication and comforts of contemporary living whilst losing none of their historic character. The feel is light, neutral and stylish with a blend of modern design and original period charm. Rooms above the inn feature low eaves, steep wide staircases, beams and sloping floors. Named after birds found on the surrounding heaths and marshes, all have White Company toiletries, Fired Earth bathrooms and Egyptian cotton linen on sprung mattresses, as well as fresh coffee, milk and homemade biscuits.

There are six categories of rooms based on size and comfort - Small Good, Good, Better, Best, Junior Suites and Suites. The bigger rooms have extra touches including larger TVs, four poster or nickel-framed Rochester beds, complimentary sloe gin and huge freestanding baths in the bedrooms. Additional touches include a 24-hour night porter with drinks and sandwiches available any time day or night, and breakfast delivered to room.

Restaurant & bar

With an eye for presentation and flavours, chef James Finch's cooking is all about style and substance, using fresh, seasonal produce from local producers. From simple treats like doorstop sandwiches to epicurean delights using local fish and game, there's plenty to choose from to suit every budget and palate.

Don't miss the afternoon teas and the excellent Sunday roast lunches. Beer drinkers will enjoy the four real ales on offer and with Southwold being only 7 miles away, it means cracking Adnams ales are a permanent feature. There's a good list of well-chosen wines with 16 by the glass.

Things to do

Whether you are an experienced birdwatcher or simply eager to get close to nature, build in some time to visit RSPB Minsmere, a nature reserve on the Suffolk Coast with plenty of accessible wildlife. Owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, is a 2.500 acre site of wetland, woodland and coast that's home to some of the UK's rarest and most beautiful wildlife

The charming Suffolk seaside town of Southwold is well worth a visit, bet known for its beach huts, historic pier and iconic lighthouse. A horse-drawn dray is still used through the streets and there is always a faint whiff of malt from the Adnam's Brewery mixed in with the sea-salty air.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Darsham
Taxi from station: 5min
Drive: 18min from Southwold, 30min from Woodbridge, 47min from Ipswich

Address

The Street, Westleton, Suffolk IP17 3AD

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