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Long Melford Swan

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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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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on Thursday 10th June. Food based on English classics and superbly cooked. Team and staff brilliant. We sat outside as weather was so good. This not the cheapest place but it's worth every penny. Great wines, real craft beers and cocktails. Pleasant atomsphere and staff just so nice. Love this family run business and just need a... More 

Thank Gary C
Lincolnshire, England
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visiting long melford, we ate here for 2 evenings, the food was fabulous, extensive drinks menu, great atmosphere and excellent staff.

Thank Simpson19
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Four of us had an outstanding lunch, beautifully presented and served. My onion barghi with crab mayo is a winning combination. I chose fish and chips which was excellent, but it was a bit too large. The other mains were great, notably the baked hake. For pud we shared a mille feulle but it wasn't really - there was no... More 

Thank catface41
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion the perfect place for lunch. Service with a smile with faultless food. The management here have nailed it and it seems to come effortlessly for them. A great example of how a five star restaurant should be and a true ambassador for the Village. Thank you

Thank Robby M
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We called in for a drink, one of the female staff could not get an order right items were charged for that we did not order and when we pointed out her mistake it was dealt with in a very unprofessional and hostile manner and made us quite uncomfortable. We left after 1 drink and will never return.

1 Thank WynJones1951
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This is an impeccably presented quality restaurant (scatter cushions on upholstered banquettes) with a bar attached, rather than a pub with fine dining. Parking available at the front. The main menu looked a little short on vegetarian dishes, till they brought out the special vegetarian menu. There is a good wine list, with a selection of wines by the glass... More 

Thank John M
Red Lodge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday/1engagement and had a fantastic 3 course menu. The staff were brilliant and the food was divine. Would recommend to anyone!! :)

Thank Madeleine S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Went to Swan for a anniversary dinner. The service was amazing, the wine list had everything you need to compliment the food which was a big bonus for me. The food was detailed and you could see that a huge amount of work went into creating each dish. The flavours complimented perfectly and cooking was first class.Food was lovely and... More 

Thank Nellyc1
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2016

A wonderful privilege to be the first overnight guests, with friends, enjoying the two fabulous new bedrooms above this truly fantastic restaurant. Yet again the Macmillan family have excelled, bringing another dimension to this fine-dining destination. Complementing the other four boutique rooms next door at their Melford House guest quarters, the individually designed new rooms exude style, comfort and amazing... More 

Thank EG-Norfolk
York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

But I had the lobster and it was just OK and at £35 I would have hoped for something special. But I am old fashioned. The two that had the set lunch were impressed. Ambience and service was pretty good but it did feel like a small chain!

Thank Alan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $70
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?