Review on The Crown

The Crown at Stoke by Nayland dates from the mid-sixteenth century and is a solid-looking, white-painted pub which now promises a great deal, with sofas and armchairs adding a touch of comfort to the spick-and-span, low-ceilinged interior.

The menu changes every two weeks, and it's a lively mix of traditional and contemporary ideas. You might begin with smoked game terrine and Cumberland sauce or pressed tomato cake with peppered goats' cheese before tackling calf's liver with black pudding and onion gravy, steak-and-kidney pudding or caramelised Gressingham duck. Don't miss out on the catch of the day (pan-fried skate, grilled sea bass etc) and leave room for golden syrup pudding with custard or baked chocolate fondant with Greek yoghurt.

The Crown is deadly serious when it comes to wine (not surprising, since the owners are also vintners): there are suggestions and recommended tipples for most dishes on the menu, and the full list runs to over 300 bins (including around 30 by the glass). You can also purchase bottles from the adjoining shop to take home.

The eleven rooms are quietly located in our new boutique Hotel to the rear of the property, overlooking open countryside. All rooms are individually decorated and very comfortably furnished,

The Crown is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Nick Beavan

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.30am (8.00 - 10.30am Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm (10.00pm Fri-Sat, 9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for The Crown

Facilities at The Crown

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 130 covers


Accomodation is available, (11 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Crown
Park Street
Stoke by Nayland

Customer Ratings on The Crown

4.8  / 5

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  • avatar
    November 2012

    17 people found this review helpful
    Birthday lunch at the busiest hotel on Sunday

    Very very busy. Great service hot perfect food, table of eight different food for each, all perfect good portions for hungry men and discerning women. Lovely beef, huge fish and chips(men) nice touches , hot perfect coffee, scrumptious puddings. All in all unchanged since last recent visit. Commendations to the kitchen and the gorgeous young wine waiter. Always a first for an important party or a dinner date. Thank you. Jennifer Galvin

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