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% (86 Member Ratings)

"Good customer service. Excellent food. Clean,comfortable room."
Feb 23, 2017
Sittingbourne, 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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95% Positive
(86 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Westleton Crown (Part of Agellus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good customer service. Excellent food. Clean,comfortable room.
Martin Feb 23, 2017 Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly and welcoming, we had a lovely room and it was spotlessly clean, with a comfortable settee to relax in.
Other Comments
Good location to visit the coast,or to do some bird watching, retail therapy at Snape Maltings and the seaside town of Aldeburgh.
Beatrice Feb 21, 2017 Beccles, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere
Samantha Feb 20, 2017 Brackley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room. Dinner was very good eventually, once they had the order right.
Other Comments
Service at breakfast was shocking considering there was only one other couple in the restaurant at the time. Staff were too busy chatting, eventually we had to ask to get our order taken. Not impressed!
Sue Feb 19, 2017 West Malling, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was in a nice village setting.
Other Comments
Our 'best' room was situated above the bar/kitchen so we were woken up every morning by taps being turned on at 6am. Also dinner on the Thursday night was a shambles as we had booked a table for 7.45pm, arrived at that time, was told to sit-in the lounge, we were still there 45 mins later and we had to speak to a member of staff who were not aware we were still waiting! Then had to wait another 30 mins for our meal.
Carol Feb 18, 2017 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The buildings were clean, the staff friendly and helpful, although extremely busy in the evening.
Martin Feb 18, 2017 Peterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing
Samantha Feb 16, 2017 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good room and welcome for dogs
Other Comments
In my view food is pricy for what it is. Staff should be empowered to offer better deals direct to customers when rooms available
donald Feb 16, 2017 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
warm welcome, delicious food, comfortable room, excellent location
Other Comments
A friendly and lovely place to stay, close to fantastic coastal and countryside walks
Barnaby Feb 15, 2017 Halstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet of the location in beautiful surroundings.
Other Comments
The room we were shown to initially did not appear to be a 'Best' as described or shown on the Travelzoo website or their own website. I called reception and they said that it was a 'Best' room but, given the discrepancy, they would be happy to upgrade us for free to one of their suites. After this, we had a lovely stay, however, it could have been very different if they hotel did not have the capacity to upgrade us. As far as I can see, there is definitely a problem with either the Travelzoo or Westleton Crown room description because the first room we were in was not as we were led to believe it would be.
John Feb 15, 2017 St Albans, United Kingdom

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