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The Angel

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Market Place | Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247388
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Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service pleasant and friendly but the timing of response to requests could be improved. We had to ask more than once for water and, when it came to paying the bill, we had to seek out a payment method at the bar as both the waiter and waitress who had been attending to us during our meal had disappeared. Our... More 

Thank John N
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped in for coffee but it was very friendly and comfortable. Nice surroundings and good coffee.

Thank yrs141
Colchester, England
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second Saturday lunchtime visit to the Angel this year and what a difference a couple of weeks and some new owners make! On our first visit there was only a handful of customers and the place seemed to be just ticking along, but when we walked back in a couple of weeks later expecting the same business... More 

Thank EssexSimon
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What to do on a Sunday - a walk around Lavenham fitted the bill perfectly!!! We came across the Angel, saw the menu & thought it sounded delicious, we were right!!! What a lovely pub, spacious eating area, central bar and a lounge area with comfy sofas. The dining area had really good sized tables & proper chairs so we... More 

Thank Kelly B
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First meal there since the new people took over - steak cooked as requested and was of a decent size. Will certainly eat there again and of course it's still a jolly place to go for a drink !

Thank Dzerzhinsjy
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

New owners took over this week. Met very enthusiastic publican who plans unfussy food in large portions. Not sure about the large portions - is that what people really want these days? He also plans a charcoal grill and a strong line in steaks. Light lunch for four was very pleasant, the fish goujon sarnies were declared delicious, the sausage... More 

Thank Pete-Suffolk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just wandering around and found The Angel. Staff welcoming and polite. Atmosphere calm and friendly. Food excellent. Wine and beer at the right Temperature. Spotless. We shall return soon.

Thank jeanjeanie746
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch today at this iconic but previously only slightly above average pub. WOW - what a difference new owners make!!!! New owners John and Suki were very hands on - admirably dealing with a very busy restaurant and bar. The place was buzzing with locals and visitors to Lavenham and, everyone seemed to be smiling. The staff... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Friend and myself stayed for two nights and enjoyed multiple drinks in the bar . Lovely place and fantastic staff . Thank you Dan, Charlotte ,Howard etc we had a great stay .

Thank Darren1965503773
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We called here by chance one evening after looking through a window and saw a lovely log fire. We stayed for dinner and were not disappointed. the food was well presented and very tasty,

Thank ronnyandlinda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$44
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247388
The Angel is set in the heart of Lavenham. It offers tasty cuisine, comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi and parking. Proudly holding an AA Rosette every year since 1995, industry giant Marco Pierre White brings stunning European cuisine to the Angel Hotel Lavenham. Classic British delicacies are served alongside refined French flavours, with expertly finished dishes including Marco Polo-style honey roast pork belly with butter beans and crackling. An elegant dining room is filled with classic starlet photographs, and a timeless black and white colour palette.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?