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15 Minutes from Colchester and Ipswich, 5 minutes off the A12 - The Crown boasts wonderful views across the Stour and Box river valleys, this privately owned inn is set on a hill in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland, on the Essex and Suffolk border. The eleven rooms are quietly located to the rear of the property, in an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. With a passion for good service, food, wine and real ale, The Crown offers a 2 AA Rosette very busy award-winning restaurant. Using local produce, the kitchen prepares home-made food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A delicious full English breakfast is included in your tariff for Deluxe and Executive rooms and can be added as an extra for Standard and Superior rooms. It is served from 7.30. For those making an earlier start a continental style breakfast with freshly baked breads, homemade jams and marmalade can be served in your room. During your stay at The Crown you can explore the wonderful surroundings, including the historic villages of Dedham, Lavenham, Kersey, Clare and Long Melford. The countryside is also ideal for walking and cycling.