Long Melford Swan

Long Melford, Suffolk

For lovers of luxury and modern food, a contemporary Suffolk-village inn run with dedication and flair. We cannot wait to stay


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Long Melford – home to TV’s Lovejoy – is as achingly pretty as a Suffolk village can be, and the Swan is in the middle of it. Enter the airy bar, with blond oak beams and pale blue palette, an open fire, background music, original art, the odd dozing dog. In the restaurant: cool tartan carpeting and bold feature walls, shining glasses and upholstered chairs. As for the food, it’s modern, Suffolk-local and executed with flair, from the eggs en cocotte at breakfast to the small plates for gourmets (the cockle popcorn with crab mayonnaise is fabulous) to a full-blown herb-crusted rack of lamb for two to share, with confit shallots and château potatoes. Parents can relax in the terraced, parasol’d garden; drinkers can choose whatever they fancy: a peachy bellini, an espresso Martini, a Sancerre rosé, a pint of Green King IPA. Stay the night? Yes please. Next door is Melford House with luxy bedrooms, each better than the last. Say wow to sumptuous headboards, gilt framed mirrors, subtle colours, atmospheric lighting and bathrooms with Noble Isle toiletries. You could hardly be more spoiled!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Bar snacks from £3.50. Starters from £6.75. Mains from £14.


Nightly price
from £90
7 Doubles
From £90


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lorna Pissarro

  • Kentwell Hall- Not a statley home, but a romantic, moated, mellow red brick Tudor mansion lived in for over 500 years, set in tranquil parkland setting. Visitors can visit the Hall, Rare Breeds Farm and extensive gardens.
  • Melford Hall - A National Trust property Built during the 16th century the original hall was destroyed by a fire in 1942, however it was lovingly restored by the Hyde Parker family and it remains their family home to this day.
  • Holy Trinity Church - Widely acknowledged as one of the most magnificent parish churches in the country, documents reveal there has been a church on this site for at least 1000 years. The church has retained much of it's original medieval stained glass.
  • Nearby Lavenham - An ancient medieval wool town with a plethora of timber framed buildings that seem to defy gravity, don’t miss The Guildhall. Described of one of England’s prettiest towns, Lavenham boasts Britain’s highest village church tower 141 ft
  • Long Melford High Street - a truly beautiful high street full of boutiques, tea rooms and antique shops.