The Crown Inn in Stoke-by-Nayland is celebrating after winning Suffolk’s Dining Pub of the Year award for the second time.
To be featured in the 2017 edition of the Good Pub Guide due to its win, the pub is no stranger to winning awards. It also won the same award back in 2011 as well as the Good Pub Guide’s Wine Pub of the Year award in 2005.
After hearing the news, The Crown Inn’s co-owner Richard Sunderland said: “I am naturally personally delighted but even more pleased for the team; they all work very hard and, to be recognised in this way, just gives everyone a great lift.”
The Crown has grown significantly since it first re-opened in 2003, following major refurbishment works. In 2008, a £1 million 11-bedroom hotel was added to the premises, while the pub also has plans to expand further, adding on extra hotel rooms as well as a private dining room.
The Crown’s restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and supper, and the menu is paired with a hand-picked selection of wines and beers. The entire menu changes every five weeks, while there are also fish and seafood specials which change daily. It prides itself on its sumptuous Sunday lunch, and diners can enjoy their meal not only in the restaurant but also outdoors on the terrace.
Suffolk is becoming more and more prominent on the culinary map, as The Crown wasn’t the only local pub to make the newest edition of the Good Pub Guide. In total, twenty pubs are named in the guide. Among them is The Black Lion in Long Melford, where head chef Nick Traher has created a well-crafted menu of contemporary food.
So if you’re looking to treat yourself while you’re visiting our holiday lodges in Suffolk, why not head out to one of the region’s excellent pub restaurants?