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The Buxhall Crown Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Mill Road, Stowmarket IP14 3DW, England
+44 1449 736521
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 19:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Suffolk, UK
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped into the Buxhall Crown for lunch on a Tuesday and it was a great meal. On a cold day we were greeted by the warmth only a wood fire can give, which promotes a really homely atmosphere. As a party of two we had a smoked duck starter, and a salmon starter that were both very good. We both... More 

Thank Nick3000
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here midweek with a friend, restaurateur was very quiet, which was worrying but a lot of people may not eat out after Christmas. Very warm and cozy setting, friendly staff who are not over attentive as some over reviews have said Food was amazing, I'm not easily impressed but the food was cooked perfect and flavours were spot on.... More 

Thank rbuckoo
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't fault the phenomenal food or the friends attentive service from both the lovely gentleman serving us or the younger girl running food. Well done, we'll be back.

Thank Squishy_dive
Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the Crown is good - but it should be at those prices. The service was over-attentive, which is really irritating when you're trying to have a chat with your family! But when we got near the end of our meal the waitress kept peeping out through the kitchen window at us to see if we'd gone yet.... More 

Thank pinkie1967
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Yet again had a fantastic meal here. The Christmas menu offered an excellent choice and our chosen dishes were well presented and full of flavour - in particular the scallops which we both had as starters. The open fire and low beams, together with attentive and friendly staff make this a perfect location for a fantastic evening.

Thank Dousie
Brasted, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went on a Saturday night and had the last table in the restaurant at 8:15. We decided to arrive for 6:45 to have drinks beforehand and these were enjoyed seated at the fireside. A lovely place with a lovely ambience. Mein Host was extremely friendly and spoke a lot to us and we noticed how good he was with... More 

Thank lizzietice
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Food was excellent, atmosphere calm and welcoming, Shaun's knowledge of his wines is awesome. Lovely lunch, not rushed, staff attentive but not over the top. A real treat, can't wait for the next visit.

Thank Tisswiss
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Atmosphere was lovely - service was excellent and food just right. Good to find a pub that excels on all counts - well done The Crown.

Thank redlynch1970
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice food - but not enough for my hubby or our friends. Over staffed for the amount of people eating, so seemed to hover a bit because as soon as you had taken the last forkful the plate was cleared away and the desert menu was offered ! The menu seemed to be the same because our friend had been... More 

Thank Sue L
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Shaun gave us his usual warm welcome. He always finds the time to have a chat even when he's extremely busy. Wine recommendations spot on as ever! Scallops & lamb YUM! Mum Dad & my partner all had salmon starter which they loved & looked great! Waiting staff have changed since we last went......Jack was great & has a lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
British, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Road, Stowmarket IP14 3DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 736521
17 Century freehouse and restaurant exposed timberframe dining room ingle nook fireplace with roaring log fire from light lunches to fine dining

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?