Bridge Road, SNAPE, Nr Saxmundham, IP17 1SL
Getting on for 600 years old and once the haunt of smugglers using the nearby River Alde, this village stalwart shelters beneath a most extraordinary saltbox pantile roof. Inside, the public area threads beneath vast old beams and across mellow brick floors to cosy corners and an inglenook enclosed by the arms of a huge double settle. Folk musicians regularly take over this area for informal gigs; far more renowned is the nearby Snape Maltings complex which attracts international performers. Pre- or post-concert meals are available for such concert goers. The Crown's owners Teresa and Garry Cook run their own livestock smallholding behind the pub, ensuring a very local supply chain. This is enhanced by locally sourced Limousin beef, seafood from Orford boats, game from nearby shoots, village vegetables and foraged specialities. Menus change frequently, but a sample features ham hock and leek macaroni cheese; pheasant Wellington with truffle sauce; and sirloin beef steak with field mushroom, vine tomatoes, onion rings and chips.
Tel: 01728 688324
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Southwold Bitter, Broadside, seasonal ales
Coach parties catered.