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Bildeston Crown at night

"A characterful 15th-century building which has offered hospitality to guests for over 400 years. Imaginatively decorated rooms, creatively tasty cooking and a friendly welcome makes this a great choice as a touring base for families or couples wanting to explore Suffolk’s rural heartland." -  



The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house & has been an inn since the mid 17th century.

When this Grade II* listed former coaching inn was initially restored in 2003, Suffolk antique shops were scoured and local craftsmen sourced to create a very stylish hotel. All en-suite double rooms have such unique characteristics and styles that you can visit again and again for a completely new experience.

Did you know? The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.

historic photo of The Bildeston Crown
mirror and chair

Award winning hotel

In October 2008, The Bildeston Crown was named "Best Small Suffolk Hotel” in the Tourism in Suffolk Awards and subsequently won the award in the category in the East of England Awards.


In September 2007 our restaurant was awarded the much coveted Three Rosettes by the AA and made us the only restaurant in Suffolk to have this status.


We are delighted to say we have retained our 3 AA Rosettes for 2023.

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