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Boasting wonderful views across the Stour and Box river valleys, this privately owned inn is set on a hill in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland, on the Essex and Suffolk border. With a passion for good service, food, wine and real ale, The Crown Inn offers a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Using local produce, the kitchen prepares homemade food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With Colchester and Ipswich 15 minutes away, during your stay at The Crown Inn you can explore the wonderful surroundings, including the historic villages of Dedham, Lavenham, Kersey, Clare and Long Melford. The countryside is also ideal for walking and biking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.7
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
9.2
High score for Stoke-by-Nayland
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Alice
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfast had a great choice from the menu and from the continental selection with fresh fruit and clearly labelled cereals. The dinner choices were outstanding. Everything I ate was fresh and well balanced. The fish choices and desserts were a...
  • Michael
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfasts were very good , made with local produce, I think . (apart from the baked beans). The staff were friendly and prompt. Very impressed. The rooms were lovely and quiet, not too close to the pub.
  • Charlotte
    United States of America United States of America
    The breakfast was excellent - lots of choices and healthy options. Can't beat the location overlooking Suffolk countryside.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Crown Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Pet bowls
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Baggage storage
    • Express check-in/out
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    General
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The Crown Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

    Check-out

    From 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 4 years
    Extra bed upon request
    Free
    5 - 10 years
    Extra bed upon request
    £20 per child, per night
    11+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    £30 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    Groups

    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Cash The Crown Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    FAQs about The Crown Inn

    • The Crown Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Golf course (within 2 miles)

    • The Crown Inn has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • The Crown Inn is 350 feet from the center of Stoke-by-Nayland. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at The Crown Inn include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double

    • Check-in at The Crown Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The prices at The Crown Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.