Acquiring The Crown in May 2008, the new owners
brought in Chef-Patron Stephen David to fulfil their vision
of a townhouse inn and boutique hotel for the 21st century
at the centre of this charming riverside market town.
After a complete facellift, bringing a new joie de vivre
to this historic gem, The Crown was ready once again,
to re-open (to great acclaim) in July 2009.
In Autumn 2010, Rebecca Mackenzie, Stephen's wife, merged her long-established event catering company with The Crown to form Bespoke By The Crown At Woodbridge, taking a flavour of our award-winning style and cuisine
to society weddings and parties all over East Anglia.
Becky is delighted to be once again working with Steve (having together created and owned Earsham Street Café
in Bungay, North Suffolk for 10 years. Before that, they ran the famous Hoste Arms in North Norfolk’s Burnham Market together as General Manager and Executive Chef
with the late, great Paul Whittome.
The Crown at Woodbridge is one of five Suffolk destinations in the TA Hotel Collection, a privately owned group of very personal individual properties, including the Thorpeness Hotel, Golf & Country Club, the continental White Lion Hotel & contemporary Brudenell Hotel on Aldeburgh seafront and the iconic Swan at Lavenham.