The Crown Inn - Stoke-by-Nayland

4.4
1105 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our reputation is built upon relaxed yet attentive and friendly service, great food, freshly cooked, and a fabulous array of wine and beer.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
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  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1105 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Blahblahblah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Have frequented the Crown on many occasions over the years due to the high quality of food, service and atmosphere. However on this occasion was disappointed. The sea bass, whilst well cooked, was very small and there was too much Hollandaise sauce. At £18.50 I felt this was overpriced. My husband, who had the trout, also felt it was spoilt by an over-rich sauce and again small portion for £18.50. My son had the haddock and chips which again, whilst nice, a bit over-priced at £16.50. The puddings were nice but felt £8.00 each quite expensive.
Probably will not be our regular go-to place due to cost and inadequate portion sizes. Also did not feel the service was very personalised, and very keen to keep asking to top up drinks!

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EmmaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent. The staff very friendly and attentive

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VeraF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance, staff very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious the game cobbler was to die for, I would very much recommend The Crown!

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VanessaW
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great value meal and excellent service as usual. No hurry either to finish meal or move. Thank you!

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RebeccaR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything good, nothing too much to ask for, no problems and quick service.

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Gerry
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and new to the area, the food was delicious and a beautiful pub that also accommodated dogs. Lovely. The only down point is that my partner had a roast dinner ( said the best he had eaten in a long time) however, I did not see a vegetarian roast on the menu. I had the vegetable wellington instead which was amazing!!!!
will definitely be back soon.

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SteveM
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Chose outside dining. Unfortunately weather was atrocious, staff were very good, allowed us to finish our evening inside once there was availability. Fabulous food and very good service. This place goes from strength to strength. Will definitely be back soon but will probably book a table inside

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always excellent here and good menu.service was also polite and efficient which has not always been the case. It us always busy

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Tash
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just wanted to say thanks so much for lunch today! We were the couple who were in with their barky little dachshund and we were so impressed how patient everyone was with us. He's a rescue and we're trying to get him used to being around people and at places.

We had such a wonderful time and will be booking in for a stay (without the barky companion) in the near future so thank you

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AndyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the wine list was extensive. We also stayed the night and the room and bed were very comfortable. One downside was was the full english breakfast - sausage was grisly and lacked baked beans. Otherwise couldn’t recommend this place more highly for a night away in an atmospheric setting

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Jayen
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere cosy and comfortable, excellent friendly service and delicious food. We will definitely be returning

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AndrewC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top service from all staff as usual. Excellent value

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Disappointed
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Disappointing lunchtime visit yesterday. Even though it is not mandatory, no one was wearing masks on entry and no hand sanitiser was offered.
Admittedly it was very busy but the service was slow and it was very noisy, so much so that my friend and I found it difficult to have a conversation. The food was good as expected and was good value for money. But we left feeling exhausted.

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robs
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Good relaxed atmosphere, lovely food, excellent wine list, service a little slow but I suspect that was due to the staff shortages currently experienced throughout the hospitality sector.

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SuzyC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm welcome from Nichole and the restaurant looked amazing with all the Xmas decorations that were tastefully done. Food was excellent and a lovely atmosphere so what more could you want.

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MarilynH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meat platter was delicious although too much for us

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BarryB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal at The Crown - good service - not rushed at all.

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we had in a long time.The staff provided excellent service. Friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was welcoming when we visit suffolk again we will definitely eat or stay here

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Delicious beef and fabulous rum baba.
Veg a bit overdone but overall a great Sunday roast.
Pub was very lively and the Christmas decorations made for a lovely atmosphere.
A bit of a wait for our table and we were placed near the door to the garden so it was a bit draughty.

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KenD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of ten, we were looked after very well in a friendly and efficient way. Food was good and a selection to suit all tastes. A good location for people coming from Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge to meet.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The winter garden was lovely very beautifully done. The food and service was top notch. Just under £50 per head for 3 courses and drinks.

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Nikki
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Slow service initially and incorrect bill given from another table

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VictoriaD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab food, lovely decor and great service!

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mrsj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Decent food and friendly staff. Main dining room was quite cold and draughty which could be addressed.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class all round A++++++
Will be back very soon

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StevenP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal with great service provided by the staff.

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AllanW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of our favourite restaurants
It was very busy when we arrived for our 6.30 booking but showed to our table and took our drinks order.
We were delighted with the menu and chose our separate dishes
Excellent food and service
Highly recommended

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DuncanH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were very impressed with attention to detail on the service front and that was excellent. Food and service very good. Atmosphere nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great place, great food. Staff need to say ‘excuse me’ when re hung over to clear plates and they seemed a little disorganised. But fantastic quality.

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out for nearly two years. Could not have chosen a better place. Thank you.

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roberth
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, such nice young staff and great food and drink, and a lovely atmosphere

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As a long time Crown customer, this was my first return under the "new" management, and I was pleased to note a quiet but busy atmosphere for lunch on Tuesday. The "waiting" chairs beside the fire is a nice touch. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food met my expectations (four stars). I will certainly return.

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Jayh
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service in lovely surroundings

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RussellC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Apart from rather low and not entirely comfortable wicker seats this was an all round good experience.

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vipWebbySnr
London
23 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ou roast partridge was one of the best we've ever eaten, moist, succulent and tasty. Put even "Wiltons" to shame

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited The Crown many times over the years and know that if we want a good meal in comfortable, relaxed surroundings we are rarely disappointed. The decor and furniture is pleasant and comfortable, the staff attentive without being overbearing, and the menu is varied and interesting with the food, usually, perfectly cooked. In the summer the outside eating area always looks stunning with the plants being well maintained.

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FlossyJones
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening with friendly speedy service and great food!

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KateW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and good service.

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NeilY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, lovely food and a very warm welcome. Dog friendly - we were made very welcome.
Our waitress - Dawn - was very professional, helpful and great fun.

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit, but we will be returning. The food was very well prepared and presented; the service was fantastic; the ambience was great; and the choice of wines was impressive.

FAQs

The Crown Inn - Stoke-by-Nayland is rated 4.4 stars by 1105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.