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Long Melford Swan

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$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JQ, England
+44 1787 464545
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose the Swan as we had heard good things about it and we were not disappointed. Theirs is a very eclectic menu and the chef would appear to enjoy the challenge of mixing unusual ingredients for his dishes. Mussels, beef wellington, whiting in batter and Dover sole can all be recommended. We ordered the cheapest red wine and it... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Suffolk UK
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to The Swan on several occasions and always enjoyed the experience in the past, even if my wallet didn't. This time both myself and my guest were disappointed. As this was a business dinner that obviously wasn't what I wanted. The menu was uninspiring and if it had been for the "steak night" option, I am not... More 

1 Thank WilliamPayer
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at what good value it was. The food was delicious and just the right amount without being mean or piling loads of unwanted salad on you plate to hide the fact the portions are stingy. The staff were very friendly but professional

Thank Robin B
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday celebration meal at The Long Melford Swan last evening (16 Nov 2016). Started with a free glass of a very dry, rather superior Prosecco! Simpler menu is really good and all of our food was quite outstanding. However a word or two of praise to the 2 girls that looked after our table last night. Both very neat, tidy... More 

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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit here & definitely not the last. Delicious food, amazing flavours, attentive staff, great service. A lovely place for lunch or dinner.

Thank SufolkFrequentflyer
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical English hospitality @ the Swan Inn. Really enjoyed the atmosphere ambiance and hospitality at the Swan. Menu very versatile. Lovely Inn, good value 4 money.

Thank Hans V
Colchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here with friends for a Birthday treat. The food is superb, lovely choice, sep vege menu (I'm vege) and amazing puds. The food is slightly above your usual pub prices, but worth every penny. The place is delightful, lovely decor.

Thank Jane L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I ended up here as when I turned up at the hotel i had booked they had lost my booking, and am I glad, because otherwise I wouldn't have found this gem!!! Staff were very friendly and helpful, my room was excellent, and the large freestanding bath was just what was needed after a long day. Food was excellent too.... More 

Thank 554Mrs_A_
AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am so glad you enjoyed it. It is so nice for the whole Team to receive good feedback like this, to reward their hard efforts. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Lovely pub ....... slow service ..... superb food ...... good wine. Bit sad that service was slow, just made you feel as though you had been forgotten ... hopefully just a bad day, I'm sure it can't always be like that.

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

Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed the Long Melford Swan, but I am sorry you found the service slow. For you to feel you had been forgotten isn't what we want and I apologise. We are nearly doubling the size of the Swan with our building work at the moment and although I hope it doesn't affect... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed on a Saturday night at the Swan, the room and bathroom are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Even though the room over looks the street there was very little noise from outside. The food at breakfast is of a high standard, however the service was not, we frequently waited for ages to get served as you have to... More 

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Long Melford Swan. I am also pleased you enjoyed the room and your breakfast. I am really sorry that the service was not up to scratch, we have already addressed this with the Team. Our rooms as you quite rightly say, are furnished to a very high standard with quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $70
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 464545
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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