History fanatics will love the impressive 12th Century Orford Castle, nature lovers will be drawn to Orford Ness and Havergate Island bird sanctuary (which is easily accessible from Orford), and foodies will love Pump Street Bakery, the Butley Oysterage, Richardson Smokehouse and the food led Hotels listed here. For details on Orford's attractions please see our Guide to Orford but for Hotels in Orford, read on!
The Crown & Castle Hotel and Restaurant, Orford
This is the top Hotel in Orford and dates back to the 16th Century and is believed to have originally been built into the walls of Orford Castle. Spectacular views of the castle can be seen from some of the 18 en suite bedrooms available, which are all tastefully decorated and very reasonably priced. The Trinity restaurant serves simple yet delicious food made from local produce. This well-respected restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and has an extensive wine list.
Part of the reason that the Crown & Castle has such an astonishing reputation is that co-proprietor and executive chef, Ruth Watson, is an award-winning food writer and star of the TV show, Hotel Rescue - this lady certainly knows her stuff! A visit to the Crown & Castle is the perfect accompaniment to your stay in Orford, although you must be prepared to never want to leave!
Another top option in Orford is the Kings Head Inn which is an attractive and cosy Inn close to the market square where you can watch the comings and goings of Orford town, and savour the delights of Pump Street Bakery and the General Store. This is a food-led pub with rooms above, where you can enjoy warm hospitality as well as delicious food and comfortable accommodation. Find more about the
Kings Head Inn here
The 3rd Hotel or Inn accommodation option in Orford is the Jolly Sailor, by the Quayside.
We hope you enjoy your stay in an Orford Hotel!