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Awards and achievements at the Crown at Woodbridge

Restaurants in Suffolk
We love to provide good food along with good company and our achievements speak for themselves. We are incredibly proud of our achievements and would like to share these with you.

This year we are proud to have retained our 2AA Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2014 and have again been recommended in the Michelin Guide.

We're also listed in the Good Hotel Guide 2014 and have been awarded the Diners Choice Award Winner for Toptable 2014.

The Crown at Woodbridge is a Green Hotel and has been awarded Silver for its Green policy.


In 2013 we were awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor®, recognising hospitality excellence given only to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews.

2012 and before

UK 50 Best Gastro Pubs list, The Independent - 13 August 2011
On Saturday 13 August 2011 edition in their nationwide benchmark list of the UK’s 50 Best Gastro Pubs, The Independent newspaper raised "a glass to the best places in Britain to wash down fine food with choice ales, scrumptious ciders and world-class wines”.
Compiled with the help of an authoritative panel from The AA Pub Guide, CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale), Alastair Sawday’s Guide to Pubs and Inns and The Good Pub Guide.

Surprisingly considering the strength and appeal of Suffolk's inns and pubs, The Independent’s list of the great and the good only featured one Suffolk establishment - The Crown at Woodbridge and only four across the whole of East Anglia. The Independent described The Crown At Woodbridge as “a classy inn with great food, urbane bedrooms and a cosmopolitan air... A chic East Anglian bolthole - unmissable.”

The Times – Saturday 16 October 2010 – Tom Chesshyre's 'Cool Hotel Guide' review:
"The Crown has been transformed... into a chic retreat... captivating as though it might belong in a trendy contemporary art gallery... a stylish setting...Overall, it felt extremely comfortable... superb food in a secret Suffolk hideaway under two hours away from London". The full review can be read at

Recommendations and awards for The Crown:

Alastair Sawday 'Pub with Rooms' national award 2010

Good Food Guide 2011 - new entry with cooking score of 3 - the second highest in Suffolk

2AA Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2011 - second highest in the county

Listed in both of Michelin's UK guides Michelin Red Great Britain and Ireland and Michelin Eating Out in Pubs 2011

Recommended in two Alastair Sawday Guides - British Hotels and Inns and Pubs and Inns of England & Wales 2010

Finalist UK 2010 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Finalist in the 2010 Top 50 Gastropubs Awards

East Anglian winner at the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2010.


to 14/02/2016
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Jazz Night with Blue Town

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Jazz Night with Carpe Diem

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Jazz Night with Morphology

Cool jazz quartet Morphology join us this spring.
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Jazz Night with Jazz Tuxedo

The classy Jazz Tuxedo host this month's event.
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Jazz Night with Chasing Storms

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One Night Spa Break
The Crown have partnered with Bathsheba Spa in Woodbridge to offer a one night spa break so you can relax and unwind in understated luxury.

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Afternoon Tea
Our contemporary afternoon tea is served with a twist, and is available 3pm to 6pm everyday here at restaurant in Woodbridge

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