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The Crown Inn

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.

Further information

Tel: 01728 688324
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Southwold Bitter, Broadside, seasonal ales


All week
12-3 6-11


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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A12 from Ipswich towards Lowestoft, right onto A1094 towards Aldeburgh. In Snape right at x-roads by church, pub at bottom of hill

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