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Orford Crown & Castle

non-pub licensed premises

Castle Hill, IP12 2LJ

01394 450205

Restaurant: it's possible that drinks may only be available here for diners. Please check before visiting.

grid reference TM 420 498

opened 16th century (rebuilt 1879)

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bar / diner

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listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Orford is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 16/04/2016

There is a small, comfortable public bar in this hotel which has 18 en suite bedrooms and is owned by Ruth and David Watson. The restaurant has 2 AA rosettes, a Michelin bib gourmand, and good write-ups in all the major guides. Although the pub dates back to the 16th century it was much rebuilt in 1896.

Located within sight of Orford Castle.

Drinks at the C&C



As we are really a restaurant with rooms - not a pub - and have a tiny bar, we can't always accommodate everyone staying (42 people when we are busy) as well as casual drinkers.

Please note, therefore, that we don't serve tea and coffee on their own - only after lunch or dinner.

We serve drinks at lunchtime, in the bar or outside on the terrace, from 12.15 to last orders 2.30pm in the summer. In the winter it's from 12.15 until last orders at 2pm

In the evening, the bar and terrace outside are only open to casual drinkers from 8.30pm onwards.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)