The Westleton Crown

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Southwold

  • Dogs welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Walking
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.


34 newly refurbished en-suite designed rooms – everything from regular doubles to family rooms and suites.


Double rooms with breakfast midweek from £135 a night, weekends from £200 a night. Dogs £7.50 a night.  Various packages available - check their website for details. 

Opening Times

Open all year.


Contact Website  01728 648 777  The Westleton Crown, The Street Westleton Suffolk IP17 3AD

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Getting There

Westleton is a 10-minute drive from A 12,  just before the Walberswick turnoff if you're come from the south. There is also a main line station just 3 miles away at  Darsham. 

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