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The Swan Monks Eleigh

The Street | Monks Eleigh, Lavenham IP7 7AU‎, England
01449 741391
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Ranked #6 of 17 restaurants in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have dined in the Swan a lot over the years. Every visit reaffirms why we like it so much. It is rare that you find a combination of all the right things in a restaurant, there are usually things that detract or mar an otherwise perfect experience. Maybe it is the outstanding quality of the food, or perhaps the... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I decided to give the Swan a try as we had read lots of good reviews about the food there, we were not disappointed. My wife had the plaice fillet and I had the guinea fowl in mushroom sauce, for dessert we had the sticky toffee pudding and the rich chocolate pot. I had two large glasses... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went here, as we were staying locally, for Sunday lunch which happened to be my birthday. We booked the table beforehand. I was very impressed with the menu, there was so much choice. I like unusual food & was glad to see that it wasn't just the usual Sunday roast on offer, in fact there was only one roast... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Took my son and his girlfriend out for a meal. Given that he spends his working life entertaining clients in the city, its always a task to find somewhere to go that meets his standards. The Swan not only ticked the boxes, but has left him wanting to come back. So we tried it again with my brother and his... More

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Suffolk
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

From the accolades and rosettes on the bar I am sure the food here is if a high standard but it was not the welcoming warm cosy village pub which is what we were seeking. The atmosphere is cold and stark and more suited to a city centre establishment than a rural location like Monks Eleigh. We ordered our drinks,... More

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Had a business lunch here recently and was very impressed with the excellent food quality - superbly presented and fantastic flavours!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We enjoyed a meal by a lovely fire, service very pleasant and food was good quality. I'd certainly visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Local menu. Pleasant room and staff. Ate on the Saturday evening and went back again for the Sunday lunch set menu - which is not just roasts. Very reasonable food and wine prices. Traditional English puddings to my mother's standard!

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We ate Sunday lunch here recently whilst on holiday in the area. We were very impressed. We ate from the set menu and everything was delicious! We had starters of local Deben mussels with shallots and cream; and queen scallops baked with herby breadcrumbs. Yum! We both chose local roast lamb with Yorkshire puds, crispy roast potatoes, lovely carrots and... More

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Essex
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had a meal here on Sunday, stumbling across The Swan Inn by chance but very glad we did... The menu was a real treat with lots of wonderful things to choose from, the food was lovely and piping hot. Staff were extremly friendly and attentive, the young man serving us was very polite and friendly and the lady who... More

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