What a year it’s been and we’d like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty, it really means the world!

As the rules around Covid 19 continue to evolve, we want to make sure it is still clear and easy for you.  We trust you’ll take these changes with the usual respect and good spirit.

The Crown is located in an area currently rated at medium Covid alert level.

If you’re visiting from a higher alert level area, please be aware you must continue to uphold the rules stipulated by your area whilst you’re with us. For people who live in very high alert level areas, you are advised not to travel out of your area, other than for essential reasons.


So just to clarify when you get here…

  • WE NOW CLOSE AT 10PM – And that’s the law! Please bear this in mind when booking your table to ensure you have a relaxing and leisurely time with us. For those of you staying the night, we’re happy for you to enjoy our drinks in the comfort of your room.
  • FACE COVERINGS – Please wear your face covering when entering or exiting, and whilst moving around our hotel. You do not need to wear the face covering at your table.
  • IT’S TABLE SERVICE ONLY – Whilst we all love to gather at a bar, it’s not appropriate right now so we are strictly table service only for food and drinks, which hopefully makes for a more relaxing time for you.

To find out more, click here.

Previous procedures remain in place, such as signing in for ‘Track and Trace’ on arrival or using the NHS COVID 19 app and we will continue to have no more than groups of six.

By embracing the rules, we can all continue to seize the moment and enjoy good times together.


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.

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