Built in 1740, this attractive Georgian building takes pride of place on Southwold’s High Street.

As soon as you walk in, The Crown has a warmth and an immediate familiarity, you just know many a happy guest has been welcomed here before.  The antique oak tables, the traditional pub settles, the old artwork, all highlight the heritage of the Crown.  This is complemented by our friendly, energetic staff, an everchanging seasonal menu and exciting drinks list.

In line with Government guidance, we’ve made some changes in the way we work and serve you. But don’t worry you’ll find our food as delicious as ever, our drinks still perfectly poured and our welcome as social and genuine as it’s always been.

Here’s to happy times and sunny days!

What to expect

TABLE BOOKINGS – To comply with Government guidance, our seating capacity is limited and social distancing is in place. Therefore, table reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.

  • Up to two households can be seated together, but must continue to socially distance at 1m+ from both the other household (if applicable), other customers and our teams.
  • Table reservations are crucial. This can be done by telephoning 01502 722275, or you can book online for single household tables up to 6 people here.
  • When capacity allows, we will find tables for guests who haven’t booked in advance, but this remains at the discretion of the team as they maintain a safe place for us all.
  • For all customers, we will require the contact details for the lead host of each table and will keep these safely on file for 21 days in order to assist NHS Test and Trace


  • FOOD ORDERING – You’ll be able to view our menus and order food and drink online, our team will also be around to help, suggest and take your order.
  • ARRIVALS & CHECK-INS – You’ll be welcomed on arrival and shown to your table or checked into your room.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Our capacities are reduced and only a certain number of people are allowed in The Crown at any one time to help you navigate your way around safely.
  • CLEANING – You’ll see our team wearing masks and gloves where required. You’ll see lots more hygiene measures in place to keep our beautiful hotel clean and safe. For staying guests, some soft furnishings and accessories have been removed from your room. If these are important to you, we can easily arrange them for you.

To find out more, click here.

Given the changes implemented by Adnams to keep us all safe during Covid-19 and the reduction in VAT, we have revised our prices accordingly.

We reserve the right to change these prices at any time and particularly if the rate of VAT increases again from mid-January 2021.

Please note it is a legal requirement from 8th August to wear a face covering in all public areas.

We’re extremely grateful that you are considering visiting us. Just to emphasise, we want everyone to enjoy their visit, to feel safe and as “normal” as possible. We’ll do everything we can to make this happen for you and ask in return that you do the same for our teams, other guests and the wonderful communities that we live and work in.


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