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Crown Hotel
"I've been 'treated' on 3 different occasions this year to The Crown. Cold atmosphere, unwelcoming staff who act very pretentiously and rather arrogant at times. They point out and ..." More

Crown Hotel
"Newly refurbised 15th centuary hotel. The room contained all the modern facilities required in this day and age. Yet still kept the tradionally feeling of a suffolk country hotel. The ..." More

Crown Hotel
"Fabulous food and Service in delightful surroundings, I will certainly return for another visit soon.

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Bildeston, at the centre of a triangle formed by Ipswich, Sudbury and Stowmarket, is the village that moved. There had probably been a settlement up the steep slope above the current village since the Dark Ages, with the church at its centre and a manor house at its side. In 1264 Matthew de Loveyne, then Lord of the Manor, was given a charter to hold a market on the route between Hadleigh and Stowmarket, and it was probably this, plus the growing need for water for the booming cloth industry, that prompted the migration of the village down the Brett valley. Bildeston enjoyed prosperity in medieval times, producing a blue cloth in great demand in London. The result of the move is that the church of St Mary Magdalene stands in splendid isolation half a mile above the village. The original tower collapsed in 1975, and its squat replacement jars a little with the grandeur of the 15th century body of the church, but it is worth the steep walk to see the carved door and the contrast of the Perpendicular period architecture and its east windows in the Decorated style. The village itself, now with a population of around 1,000, has plenty of quaint old buildings, and a smart square with Victorian clock-tower. Around the square there are examples of Suffolk colour washed buildings, some Georgian, some older, and the High Street has a fine 15th century pub, the timber framed Crown, said to be haunted.


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Brett Farm B&B (4.51 miles)

Brett Farm B&B

Riverside bungalow set in 27 acres yet only 5 min walk from the historic village of Lavenham with its many Tudor buildings and Guild Hall. Comfortable rooms with full english breakfast.

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Angel Hotel (4.77 miles)

Angel Hotel

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The Angel at Lavenham is a Tudor inn set in the market place at the centre of one of England's finest medieval villages.
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Great House Hotel (4.77 miles)

Great House Hotel

A beautiful country house hotel, overlooking the magnificent Market Place of Lavenham, in Suffolk, that offers luxurious ensuite accommodations and a wonderful award-winning French restaurant with three AA rosettes.

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Swan Hotel (The) (4.80 miles)

Swan Hotel (The)
Few hotels can boast the historic significance and splendour of The Swan. Once key to the famed Lavenham Wool trade, its timeless tranquility brings peace and comfort to those seeking a haven from the pressures ... More | visit website
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Twenty Seven (4.87 miles)

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27 Church Street is a 16th Century Grade II listed detached house a few minutes' walk from the village centre. It has a landscaped private rear garden which guests are ... More

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Cedars Hotel (6.45 miles)

Cedars Hotel

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The Cedars Hotel is a privately owned, family run Hotel which takes pride in offering a warm welcome and a personal service to every visitor, holidaymaker and businessman alike. Originally ... More

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Hintlesham Hall (6.60 miles)

Hintlesham Hall

Situated in the heart of rural East Anglia, Hintlesham Hall is a stunning 16th century Elizabethan manor house with an elegant Georgian facade, standing in beautiful grounds. The Hall is luxuriously furnished with antiques and ... More | visit website

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Limes Hotel (6.85 miles)

Limes Hotel

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Quality in quaint mid Suffolk. This charming hotel situated in the centre of a quaint market town, provides comfortable accommodation, good food and excellent service.

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The Case Restaurant with Rooms (7.18 miles)

The Case Restaurant with Rooms
We provide exceptional dining in comfortable surroundings along with luxurious accommodation in newly constructed self contained rooms, with easy access to the local area for both business and pleasure. There is free Wi-Fi and ... More | visit website
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Polstead Lodge (7.35 miles)

Polstead Lodge

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Polstead Lodge is a family run business set in the heart of Constable Country in the Dedham Vale and is an area of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect place to ... More

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