The Westleton Crown Chestnut

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Southwold

01728 648 777   The Street Westleton Suffolk IP17 3AD

  • 34 Guest Rooms & Suites

  • Contemporary Country Pub
A beautiful converted village pub that's the size of a small hotel – and is handily placed for all the delights of the Suffolk coast and countryside

Perfectly placed on Westleton's diminutive village green, just opposite the parish church, this converted village pub is a charming and very comfortable place to stay. Part of the Chestnut collection of pubs, inns, and restaurants in East Anglia, it does all the things a modern inn should do: it serves good food, including an excellent breakfast; it has no less than 34 extremely comfortable guest rooms upstairs and in various outbuildings; and it's as cosy and as hospitable as can be.

Above all, though, its peaceful village location is an extremely good base for the many and varied delights of this part of the Suffolk Coast, which is teeming with things to do and places to see – from nearby Walberswick to the local resort gems of Aldeburgh and Southwold, which are a short drive away. It's also a good place to come if you want to leave your car keys in your pocket, with walks galore in the surrounding countryside and along the coast path, including to the nearby nature reserve at RSPB Minsmere – one of the region's most popular attractions – and to the Crown's sister pub, the nearby Ship at Dunwich.

The bedrooms have all been recently refurbished and are either in the main building or dotted about various converted barns outside. They’re all beautifully finished and vary from 'cosy' and 'standard' Doubles and standard Kings with queen-size and king-size beds respectively, to larger double rooms with king-size beds, which have separate showers and roll top baths and (in the case of 'Excellent Kings') a separate sitting area,  They also have several family rooms on two floors, with a double bed plus bunkbeds for kids. All rooms have TVs, wifi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and well-fitted bathrooms with toiletries. Indeed the whole place is very comfortable yet retains a cosy charm that reminds you it's a converted pub – just what Wills and Kate were looking for when the stayed here a few years ago when attending a nearby wedding. The restaurant, too, is excellent, and dogs are welcome in most rooms.



The Crown takes pride of place on the edge of a  quintessential Suffolk village green.

Perfectly placed for a pint, a weekend break, or supper with family and friends; our landscaped terraces provide abundant al fresco eating and drinking spots.

Newly refurbished the interiors have been inspired by the  wildlife and landscape that wraps itself around the Crown. Heather, gorse, sand, sea and wild fowl and steely skies are captured in the comfortable, stylish bar, restaurant, garden room and restful bedrooms.

Suitable For

Perfectly placed with miles of coastline and heath on our doorstop, our area provides excellent  opportunities for furry friend adventures. Splashing, scampering and then back for a snooze and supper in the bar.

For those who have time to linger, many of our rooms are dog friendly.

Food & Drink

We believe that the very best tasting food is locally and responsibly grown. Head Chef, Kieren Drinkwater and his team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus.

A hearty breakfast, a simple lunchtime snack, a relaxed meal with friends, a celebration meal or traditional Sunday roast  are all prepared, plated and presented with thought and care.


Open all year.


Double rooms with breakfast from £155 per room per night.

The Owner Says

A stay at The Crown is restorative, fortified by invigorating walks, nourished by good food and rejuvenated by a peaceful night’s sleep. The perfect ingredients for a stay in our special corner of the County. Many of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to be pooch perfect, bedding and treats are available for your four legged friend.

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Getting There


The Westleton Crown is just a few minutes off the A12, easy to reach yet still offering all of the atmosphere and comforts of a traditional coaching inn with a truly personal service. It is ideally located for ease of access to Southwold and Aldeburgh.

We have a car park with plenty of spaces for guests to use.


The nearest local train station is Darsham, approximately 3 miles from The Crown. On leaving the station turn right down the hill and take the first turning on the left, follow the road into the village, at the T-junction turn left and the hotel can be found on the right hand side, approx 30yds.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Walking

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