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Long Melford Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for a lunchtime birthday meal for a party of five on a Friday. The restaurant was fully booked and we were advised there maybe a delay in receiving food. The service was good, from the young waitresses who were clearly very busy. We all had starters and a main course, the food was to a very good standard,... More 

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

I am really pleased you enjoyed the Long Melford Swan and thank you for your kind feedback. I appreciate your point, 2 Rosette food is more about quality than quantity and we use the finest seasonal fresh ingredients, prepared to order. We have always tried to select our wines with price in mind and compared to most restaurants, I think... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the swan on the recomadation of the owners of the cottage where we were staying . It was my birthday I had informed the swan of this and we were given a very nice table. Both the food and service were excellent the food was of very high quality and beautiful presented. It was an enjoyable evening I... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed your Birthday meal. Please come back soon? More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for a meal here last night and felt disappointed with the experience, when we arrived we kindly asked if we could sit in the restaurant as our table was in the bar area and they advised all tables were booked, however many remained empty the whole time we were there. things went down hill from there really, service was... More 

1 Thank Lindsey P
AM-LM-Swan, Owner at Long Melford Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Long Melford Swan. I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. It sounds like we let you down for which I am sorry. I am so glad we were able to sort it out on the night with what I think you will agree was a very fair gesture. I have also made... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten here before ( lunch), and it was so good we arranged a Business Club eveing for 12 people in a private area. The menu chosen by the head chef Tom, together with the wines chosen by the owner Andrew were excellent and exceeded our expectations. Ech course had a special wine. Delightful The Manger Lil and her... More 

Thank Clive U
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We arrived prompt for our Sunday lunch booking @ 2.15 today but from ordering we sat for 45 mins before the bread & butter (we had to order) arrived for us to nibble on and this was after we had mentioned it to two waitresses who basically ignored our requests! I had to go to the bar and complain as... More 

1 Thank GbLoulou
Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a quiet Sunday lunch. Arrived early and were greeted by a very frosty woman behind the bar who seemed a little frustrated and cross at the younger staff who were looking for guidance. We sat outside for drinks and looked at the menu however were told we couldn't order until it was time for our reservation?? We... More 

Thank Littlefoodies
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious meal in an amazing restaurant, the staff Lily and Emily were attentive and very welcoming! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will be returning!

Thank Stagdue
Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Just had the most amazing meal serve by the lovely Emily and Lil. Could not ask For better service. Meal tasted amazing and would recommend as one of the best restaurants and hotel in Melford. Would 100% come back again thank you for a lovely evening

Thank princessleah76
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We hadn't been to this restaurant for a long time (not sure why because it's always good) so I booked it for my partner's birthday. Even though we hadn't seen the staff for quite some time, they still remembered us and were very helpful and friendly. There is a good selection of both meat and fish dishes, together with an... More 

Thank Terry O

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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 - $67
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?