The Crown Inn

Things to do in & around Stoke By Nayland

Situated on the boarder of Essex and Suffolk, The Crown Inn boutique hotel and restaurant is located in the beautiful and historic village of Stoke by Nayland. This peaceful village location is a perfect place to relax, unwind and allow the friendly, dedicated Crown Inn team take care of you during your stay. During your time with us you may wish to discover what Stoke-by-Nayland and the surrounding area has to offer. Find out what there is to do in Stoke by Nayland during your stay at The Crown:

Stoke by Nayland is a haven for golfers offering not-one-but-two 18-hole championship golf courses. The Constable and Gainsborough Courses are named after the area’s most famous artists and both offer their own challenges to the novice and professional golfer alike. This highly regarded golf club has hosted some of the biggest tournaments in the sport including the PGA EuroPro Tour, PGA Seniors Championships, European Challenge Tour and the Ladies European Tour Access Series. This prestigious course is situated less than a 5 minute drive from The Crown Inn. Why not finish your round by joining us for lunch or supper and a drink from our extensive range of ales and wines.

Suffolk is well known for its’ beautiful (if flat) countryside and The Crown Inn is the perfect base to explore stunning Constable Country on foot.  If you are enjoying a romantic break, you and your partner can leave the world behind and enjoy plenty of peaceful open spaces and grassy paths. More seasoned walkers will find the area well signposted and can enjoy miles of well-maintained footpaths which allow you to take in the beauty of the Suffolk countryside.

St Mary’s Church is widely regarded as one of the finest (and certainly one of the largest) churches in Suffolk. Whatever you faith, this stunning example of architecture is well worth a visit. Thanks to its idyllic location, just outside the heart of the village, it can be incorporated into a pleasant country walk, ideal for a romantic stroll or to clear your head during a business stay. St Mary’s Church tower dominates the skyline and, on a clear day, can be seen from far and wide across the Dedham Vale. St Mary’s is well known by art lovers having been the subject of two paintings by Constable, one of Suffolk’s most famous artists. The Crown Inn is situated just a 5 minute walk from St Mary’s.

The Crown Inn is situated in the heart of Stoke-by-Nayland, a classic English village in beautiful Constable County. Nayland was a popular spot for both Constable and Gainsborough and there are many famous works of the village and surrounding areas. The local Championship golf course even has its’ two professional courses named after the famous local artists. Why not come and experience Constable Country for yourself and create your own works before enjoying a relaxing supper and stay back at The Crown Inn.