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Welcome Back


On behalf of myself and our Hotel Manager's across the group, we’d like to keep you, our loyal guests updated.

Before I continue I hope you, your friends and family are all keeping safe and well during this extremely challenging time? If you or a loved one have been personally affected, our heartfelt thoughts go out to you from everyone at The Hotel Folk.

We are pleased to confirm that The Swan at Lavenham, The Brudenell, White Lion and Sea Spice in Aldeburgh, The Crown and Castle in Orford, and Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel are now all OPEN! The Crown at Woodbridge will remain closed until 16th December, we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this. Be sure to keep an eye on their website for further updates. 

All of our fellow Hotel Folk have been working hard to retain the balance between the experience you have learnt to expect in one of our hotel's whilst giving you the confidence you need to eventually plan your next visit. We have made necessary changes to each of our hotel's and restaurant's and kindly ask you to check the individual websites for their latest updates.

The Brudenell Hotel

White Lion Hotel

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown and Castle

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

Sea Spice

I do hope this information has put your mind at ease and given you some reassurances as to the steps we are taking to make sure your return is a safe one. If you would like to consider booking something to look forward to you can with the assurance of our no strings attached flexible rate, on this rate, there's no deposit required and free cancellation up until 2pm 48 hours prior to arrival all you need to do is enjoy the excitement of booking a trip away from home. This special offer is available at all of our hotels excluding Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel. 

We very much look forward to welcoming you soon. 

As things change I will update this page and as I opened I very much hope you are all safe and well.

Kindest Regards


David Scott

Chief Executive Officer – The Hotel Folk