The Westleton Crown

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Why We Love It

  • At 800 years old, it's one of England's oldest inns
  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serves local produce & prepares homemade bread, pâtés & ice cream 
  • The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge stayed here for their first wedding anniversary

95% (176 Member Ratings)

"Beautiful inn. Room was lovely."
Jul 31, 2017
Shefford, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Westleton Crown is a few minutes off the A12. The nearest railway station is Darsham, which is three miles away, and Ipswich railway station is 50 minutes away by car. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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This 12th-century coaching inn is in the village of Westleton, within the Yox Valley. Inside it's relaxed, with cosy enclaves, where you can read one of the hotel's books, or study the huge map on the wall to plan your next walk. Expect wood burners, beamed ceilings, exposed brickwork and rustic furniture.

You can dine in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant or in the traditional front bar. The kitchen uses produce from local butchers and fishermen, and the chefs bake fresh bread every day.

Best rooms have a roll-top bath big enough for two people, a heated bathroom mirror and towel rails, duck-down duvets and free Wi-Fi. Dogs are welcome at a £7.50 nightly charge, and are given biscuits and a blanket on arrival.

The 2.7-mile walk from The Westleton Crown to The Ship at Dunwich takes you through Westleton Heath National Nature Reserve. Minsmere -- owned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds -- is less than a 10-minute drive away, and you can cycle along the nature trails through woodland, or walk to see the coastal lagoons.

Southwold is within 20 minutes' drive, and has a bustling harbour, a lighthouse and the Southwold Sailor's Reading Room -- a small maritime museum. Aldeburgh -- also 20 minutes' drive from The Westleton Crown -- is famed for being the home of composer Benjamin Britten. Visit The Red House where he lived and worked or walk along the Blue Flag shingle beach to see the pastel coloured houses on the promenade.

From the press:

  • "A charming Suffolk inn that's been welcoming guests for 800 years" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request in Best rooms, Family rooms and Suites only: free of charge, for children aged 3 and under.

Extra bed available on request in Best rooms, Family rooms and Suites only: £15 per night for children aged 4 to 8, £25 per night for older children and adults. Charges include breakfast. 

Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £7.50 per night on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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95% Positive
(176 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Westleton Crown (Part of Agellus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful inn. Room was lovely.
Gemma Jul 31, 2017 Shefford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room which was the best available, food and friendly and efficient staff.
Other Comments
The hotel is dog friendly, I would like to have seen some rooms reserved for guests without canine companions.
Kay May 14, 2017 Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The high standards that were achieved by the staff, all very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
We enjoyed eating in the restaurant both nights, food and service were exemplary, well done to everyone.
Beverley May 10, 2017 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dog fruendly
Other Comments
Wine and food a little on the expensive side
michael May 10, 2017 Wood street village, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice village setting. Friendly atmosphere.
Shirley May 13, 2017 Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Jane May 13, 2017 Northants, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The extremely welcoming, comfortable and cosy environment.
Other Comments
We had a best room which lived up to its description.
Michael May 01, 2017 Danbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food.
Other Comments
We had the Kingfisher room, a good sized room with bath and shower. As the website suggests, they have water pressure the like of which I have never experienced before. Dinner was very good, though they were exceptionally busy (it is popular) and service slower than usual, staff kept apologising. Breakfast was also very good, a wide selection of juices, cereals, fruit, yogurt etc. We would or rather will go back there again for all the above and it is ideally located for touring that part of Suffolk.
Robin May 02, 2017 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room good food and wine friendly staff and extremely accomodating with our dogs
Other Comments
Lovely nearby walks
Tony May 09, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Most comfortable rooms & excellent breakfast. The staff were all very friendly & couldnt do enough for you
Jill May 09, 2017 Hitchin, United Kingdom

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