The Crown Inn

Nearby Towns & Cities

Crown Inn at Stoke-by-Nayland is a traditional style vintage inn and boutique hotel situated on the border between Essex and Suffolk. Our prime location makes the Crown ideal for those travelling on business as well as those looking for a peaceful getaway.

Stoke-by-Nayland is a traditional English village situated on the border between Essex and Suffolk. Business customers can take advantage of Crown Inn’s location which allows easy access to the A12. Our location provides a fast route to Colchester and Ipswich and is also close to the towns of Sudbury and Halstead. Alternatively, Crown Inn is perfect as a base for exploring historic local towns including Bury St Edmunds and is only 40 minutes from the city of Chelmsford.

The historic town of Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and a famous Roman settlement. Colchester is situated around 11miles from the Crown Inn and around a 20 minute drive from Stoke-by-Nayland. Colchester offers a vibrant mix of the modern and the historic with a number a museums and the famous Roman castle to explore as well as modern shops, cafes and bars. Colchester also boasts a leisure complex, skating rink (formally the largest in Europe) and acres of beautiful parkland to enjoy. For business or pleasure, Colchester is quick and easy to access from Crown Inn at Stoke-by-Nayland.

Ipswich is a 25 minute drive from Stoke-by-Nayland making the Crown Inn a great base for a day out in this historic town. Ipswich has been continuously populated since the Saxon period and this history shows in a mix of historic and contemporary architecture. Take a walk around the historic Christchurch Park or relax at the newly developed waterfront before retiring back to the Crown Inn for a late supper and a glass of wine before staying with us in our peaceful village location.

Bury St Edmunds is a traditional Suffolk market town and around 40 minute journey from the hotel. Explore the historic abbey, wander through the markets or take in a tour of the famous Greene King brewery before making the short journey back to Crown Inn for a nightcap from our extensive Wine Cellar.

Well worth a visit, Sudbury is a small historic market town situated on the River Stour and is situated less than 10 miles from The Crown Inn Stoke-by-Nayland.

Not much further afield from The Crown is the city of Chelmsford. The County town of Essex is home to the magnificent cathedral as well as hosing a large number of shops, cafes and bars. Around a 40 minute drive from Stoke-by-Nayland.