The Bildeston Crown

“Confident modern cooking in characterful 15th-century pub.” - AA Inspector



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Owned and managed by the 5,000-acre Nedging Hall Estate, The Bildeston Crown is a handsome Grade II listed former coaching inn in a tranquil village location. Surrounded by picturesque walks, and with a terrace and gardens for alfresco options in summer, the beamed bar oozes village pub atmosphere and the restaurant is smart and contemporary. Ham hock and balsamic onion terrine, piccalilli and toasted sourdough is a strong opener, followed by pan-roasted chicken breast, confit leg gnocchi, asparagus, wild garlic and morels. For dessert, chocolate tart, basil Chantilly cannelloni and yogurt sorbet is a delicious way to end.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Bildeston Crown
104–106 High Street, BILDESTON, Ipswich, IP7 7EB


  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: Modern and Classic British

About the area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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