Having visited the village of Lavenham with its historic buildings, including the Guildhall, we just had to visit the Swan for afternoon tea to complete our afternoon out. My wife and I had the traditional tea which was served in one of the lounges by very friendly smiling staff who looked after us well (thank you Nicola and Cally). A selection of sandwiches, cakes & scones (with cream and jam) - all on cake stands. The tea was not only very welcome but 'just like home' - in a teapot and not a tea bag in sight. Proper tea. Excellent meal and excellent service in a hotel with bags of historical character which the recent refurbishment has not spoilt - even down to the famous airmens bar with autographs of serving USAF airmen still on the wall. Given hotel staff were catering for & dealing with a wedding, guests like us walking in off the street presented no problem to them. A fitting end to an extremely pleasant afternoon out. Thank you The Swan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, is The Swan Hotel & Spa in Lavenham, perhaps one of England's most iconic hotels. The Swan dates back to the 15th century when it played a key role in Lavenham's wool trade. Today it is a quintessential English country hotel and restaurant, proud of its achievement of AA 4 Red star, two AA Rosettes & Visit England Large Hotel of the Year 2013. Ancient oak beams and inglenook fireplaces blend beautifully with rich furnishings and fabrics to create the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation. The historic old bar boasts a wonderful collection of memorabilia, including a wall signed by British and American airmen stationed at Lavenham Airfield during World War II. The Swan is a wonderful place in which to celebrate a variety of special occasions, including romantic weddings, christenings and family get-togethers. It is also a unique venue for seminars, meetings and conferences, where 15th century inspiration combines with 21st century innovation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lavenham Swan Hotel
- Swan Hotel & Spa Lavenham Suffolk