The Crooked House has always been one of Lavenham’s most photographed buildings. There are lots of misshapen buildings but this one really does look as if it might topple over at any moment.
It is not just the outside which appears crooked. Inside, the walls, windows and floors are crooked too. It is quite difficult to walk from one room to another without holding on to something!
House dates from 1395
The original house was a grand hall built in 1395 by a wealthy cloth merchant. In 1425 a service wing was built possibly using green timber which warped badly as it dried and cured.
Tea Rooms, Gift Shop & Gallery
Now the Crooked House is a Gift Shop and Gallery and the new home of Munnings Tea Rooms. The menu offers a variety of dishes ranging from breakfast, lunches, daily specials to full traditional afternoon clotted cream teas.
Plan your Visit
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Opening Days & Times
10:00 – 18:000 hours Monday to Saturday
10:00 – 17:30 hours Sunday
The Crooked House is a very popular venue for that special treat and it is wise to book a table if your visit is going to coincide with a special day such as Mothers Day.