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Long Melford Swan

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British, Contemporary, Pub
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Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JQ, England
+44 1787 464545
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A beautiful listed building with a new contemporary feel. A family run...
A beautiful listed building with a new contemporary feel. A family run business with day to day involvement. A lovely restaurant and bar open from 10:00am, all day and every day. Coffees, snacks, lunch and dinner. Extensive wine list. Fresh ingredients from our suppliers using local producers whereever possible. Prepared specifically by our Chefs, to your requirements.
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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still Good but ......

To the Swan for a mid week dinner with 5 adult family members. Although I have eaten at the Swan on many occasions over the last few years this is only the second review I have completed for the establishment, the last one being 4 years ago shortly after the pub was taken over by the current... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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London
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

To the Swan for a mid week dinner with 5 adult family members. Although I have eaten at the Swan on many occasions over the last few years this is only the second review I have completed for the establishment, the last one being 4 years ago shortly after the pub was taken over by the current owners. Haven’t things... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We popped in for Sunday lunch and were seated quite promptly. We ordered some drinks which arrived separately and some time apart .. One was a tea and the other a drink from the bar. We ordered starters which arrived and were fine we asked for condiments and these were forgotten so after another prompt to staff we were given... More 

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the food so much but apologise as we clearly slipped up and made some silly mistakes. Last weekend was our Lobster weekend and we have never sold so many Lobsters and were packed all weekend! This should not be an excuse, we should still be able to deliver an... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited The Swan on a Friday lunchtime without a booking and the place soon filled up; clearly a popular place for lunch. The service was excellent, very attentive and helpful. The menu was extensive - regular, light lunch and lobster (it was their Lobster weekend). The food was delicious as were the drinks, cocktail of the day and wine.... More 

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback and for your very kind words. During the lobster season we always have it on the menu, fresh Norfolk native lobster which always sell very well. We also had this weekend, our 'festival' of lobster dishes which are not only delicious but also very popular! I am so glad... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely food , very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff and dog friendly. Decor very well done and extremely clean

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed the Long Melford Swan so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nothing special. If you do go, do try and not get the table next to the toilet! I was meeting friends and told staff this. They sat me at the back (by the toilets!) and then when my friends came in told them I was not there! Thanks very much! I decided that I might aswell eat but t was... More 

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you felt that the Long Melford Swan is "Nothing Special" We are very lucky to have enormous support from regular customers and new customers who are normally recommended. We appreciate very much that we are not going to appeal to everyone but our teams work extremely hard to try and deliver a great experience. We can... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Came here with friends and it is lovely. It is a little over priced for the quantity of food I feel but the quality is very good. Food is cooked beautifully and the quality is just second to none. Just a shame there isn't a little more of it for the money. The steak nights are a very good deal... More 

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed everything so much. It is always difficult when we are buying the best ingredients, to sometimes find that we cannot put a lovely dish on the menu due to the price of the ingredient and the cost this would put on the dish. We always try very hard... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us. The menu is very good with great selection of different dishes. Service very good, cost very good, suggest when booking you want to eat in the rear of restaurant as front tables are in bar area,not as private. Good selection of wines, and recommend to all foodies.

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AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you say we do get a lot of foodies that appreciate what we are creating and the way we are positioning our food offer in the future. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

UK
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185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had not booked but we, and our Labrador, were welcomed to eat in the nicely-decorated bar which has a good view of the main street. We chose to have the set lunch menu which we found very good indeed, appropriate quantities and served in a very pleasant manner. The main restaurant room, behind the bar, seemed a bit dark... More 

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SUFFOLK
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

4 of us had a really exceptional meal at the Long Melford Swan. Lobster creme brullee to start! A layer of thick brown crab meat, the creme brullee on top then a delicate layer of finely chopped salad leaves. Original, unusual and quite delicious. Followed by fillet of beef cooked to perfection and just wait till you try the puddings!... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We just booked in about an hour before lunch. We were very pleased with the level of service from Emma. We were presented with varied menu choices, my wife choosing the table d'hote, whilst I went for the "a la carte" lobster. In each case the meal was well cooked, and presented. I particularly enjoyed the small salad with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 464545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 85
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub

Description

A beautiful listed building with a new contemporary feel. A family run business with day to day involvement. A lovely restaurant and bar open from 10:00am, all day and every day. Coffees, snacks, lunch and dinner. Extensive wine list. Fresh ingredients from our suppliers using local producers whereever possible. Prepared specifically by our Chefs, to your requirements.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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