We recently stayed at the Black Lion for a night and had a lovely time there.
Our room, Yquem, was a large spacious red room overlooking the village green. No problems with traffic noise despite facing some crossroads. The room certainly had character - 4 poster bed, morrocan lamps, large wooden wardrobe, plush green chaise lounge, etc. TV was modern wall mounted flat screen LCD but the screen was possibly just a tad small for us to watch TV from the bed - but not a problem for us as we weren't intending to watch TV much. The only minor niggles we had were the bed and pillows. We found the bed a bit too hard for us and the pillows a bit too flat - but we think that may only be a personal opinion as we are used to something else at home.
The ensuite bathroom had a bath with an overhead electric pump shower. Didn't try out the bath but the shower worked well. Was initially a bit worried about water pressure as the room is on the top floor and we had difficulty flushing the toilet earlier, but am glad to say that the water pressure for the shower was excellent. There were complimentary toiletries and plenty of towels.
We had dinner at the bar and it was generally excellent. We skipped the starters and went straight to the mains instead. The portions for our mains were generous and flavourful. My partner decided to try the cheeseboard, and was not dissappointed.
Breakfast the next morning was equally good and there was lots of choice.
All in all, we had a lovely time and we are already planning to come back another time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Lion is a place to eat, drink, sleep and relax. It features roaring log fires in the bar, the 40 cover restaurant and the warm and cosy drawing room. The new conservatory is the perfect space for private dinner parties, business meetings or cocktail parties - it leads onto the large terrace perfect for al fresco dining. The 10 bedrooms include a luxury suite and family room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Lion Long Melford
- Black Lion Hotel Long Melford, Suffolk