Hotels in Lavenham

Swan Hotel (The)
High Street

CO10 9QA

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Few hotels can boast the historic significance and splendour of The Swan. Once key to the famed Lavenham Wool trade, its timeless tranquility brings peace and comfort to those seeking a haven from the pressures of daily life.

Unwind amidst the fourteenth century beams by a roaring fire and sample the delights of a traditional afternoon tea. Soak up the heady fragrances in our herb garden and savour the delicious al fresco lunch during the hazy days of summer. Alternatively, sit in the Old Bar amongst WWII airmen's signatures and cap badges which decorate the walls and enjoy a pint of Suffolk ale.

This remarkable heritage, steeped in history, lore and curiosities, combines with the contemporary touches you would expect from a hotel of this calibre. The hallmarks of The Swan are its comfort, unobtrusive yet attentive service, and pervading sense of English tradition.

The Swan's interior reflects a tradition of quality and comfort with mellow colour schemes and luxurious furnishings, creating a sense of elegance and calm befitting its intimate and stylish character.

Come and experience The Swan - it will be a visit to savour and a memory to treasure.

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Special Accommodation Offer Available


Ratings/Awards: AA 4 Stars
Number of Rooms: 45
Number Ensuite: 45

Price per Room:

Double: From £105
Single: From £60
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Name: The Gallery Restaurant
Chef: Justin Kett
Awards: 2 AA Rosettes

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service
Disabled Access - Limited
Open All Year
TV in Rooms - & DVD
Satellite TV
Conference/Business Facilities

Special Offers

Autumn Special Offer
Availability from 01 Sep 2011 to 31 Oct 2011

Enjoy our Autumn Special Offer with our package for £115.00 per person, between Sunday - Friday.

An overnight stay including Swan Cream Tea on arrival, followed by a three course dinner from the House Menu in our Gallery Restaurant and full Suffolk breakfast, along with tickets to Gainsborough's House in Sudbury.

Celebrating a special occasion? Why not enquire about upgrading to one of our historic Feature Rooms (supplements apply).

Terms & Exclusions:
This offer is based on two guests sharing a Classic Room, subject to promotional availability*. Applies to new bookings only and excludes half term. Please note Gainsborough's House is not open on Sundays.

*We only have limited dates available in September.

Offers posted Tue 13th Sep 2011

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Sample Menu:


Soup of the day

Seared diver caught scallops, Savoyard potatoes, watercress velouté and squid fritters

Terrine of organic chicken and foie gras wrapped in air dried ham, sauce gribiche

Lemon fennel salad with marinated tomatoes

Boullibase of native seafood with saffron potatoes

Seared tuna with an arrangement of watermelon, feta, and pickled enochi mushroom and a wasabi emulsion

Quail consommé with a garnish of tea smoked breast and pesto tortellinis

Rabbit and vegetable brawn, saffron and cold pressed olive oil dressing

Beetroot with goat’s cheese and ricotta, apple purée, pecan nuts


Fillet of English beef with herb mash, glazed shallots, baby carrots, beef jus
(£3.00 supplement)

Tian of aubergine, sweet potato, tomato and courgette, saffron butter sauce

Pan-fried halibut with a cured salmon and braeburn apple salsa, cauliflower purée, stem ginger foam

Suffolk lamb plate: Sautéed cutlet topped with a sweetbread soufflé and a tomato and tarragon compote, poached neck of lamb with summer greens and turned Jersey Royals

Seared sashimi tuna with an Asian spiced Cromer crab risotto and a salad of herb shoots

Roast breast of Gressingham duck, sweet potato mash, wilted spinach and a blackberry jus

Duo of Blythburgh pork belly and fillet, roasted baby turnips, creamed potatoes, spring cabbage and an apple and vanilla jus

Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts

Duo of milk fed rabbit: roast loin with a blistered pepper and basil farce, confit leg with a stew of butter beans, celery, parsley


Plum tomato, shallot and basil salad
Buttered fine beans
Minted new potatoes
Mange Tout
Glazed carrots
Spring Greens
Courgettes and roasted red onion

£2.95 per portion

3 courses £34.95

An allowance of £34.95 per person is part of the dinner, bed & breakfast package

All prices are inclusive of VAT @ 15%

If any guest requires something simple and plain please just ask

Please Note: If you have a nut allergy, regrettably, we cannot guarantee that any of these dishes are completely free from traces of nuts. It is our policy not to use any genetically modified food


A selection of local and organic cheese to include
(£3.00 supplement)

Binham blue
Mrs temple, Copys Green Farm, Norfolk
A soft blue made from unpasteurised cow milk

Suffolk blue
Coddenham, Suffolk
A creamy yellow veined cheese rich texture and pigment taste

Godminster organic cheddar
Godminster Farms, Bruton, Somerset
A deep but mellow, creamy cheddar.

Smoked dapple
Ferndale farm, Norwich
A firm texture oak smoked cheese

Rodwell farm dairy, Needham Market
A mature hard cheese made with unpasteurised cows milk

Buxlow Paigle
Church farm, Friston
A cheese made in the Wensleydale style

All served with homemade oatcakes and fruit loaf and quince compote


Valrhona chocolate fondant with caramel sauce and stout ice cream
( please allow 15 minutes cooking time )

Amaretto crème brûlée, cappuccino ice cream and pistachio and pecan biscotti

Glazed lemon tart with mascarpone sorbet and fresh raspberry salad

Suffolk cherry and almond tart with white chocolate sorbet

Banana iced parfait with compote of mango

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