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Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Lavenham B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

My wife and I spent a wonderful two nights (Saturday & Sunday) Every aspect of our stay was just perfect. Our room (Room 3) was spotlessly clean, comfortable with DVD player, coffee machine etc. Very comfy bed too.

Supper on the Saturday night was lovely in every way - My Starter was a carpaccio of Tuna (delicious) Followed by a steak cooked exactly as I like it. (rare) My dessert was a silky smooth Creme Brulee -one of the best I have ever had. We chose a Chablis to accompany our meal which again was delicious and not over priced.

Our weekend was made all the more interesting as the "Great Storm" hit on the Sunday morning causing a power cut. The looked-forward to Full English was impossible but an impressive continental breakfast was on offer instead.

The staff were all French and very professional. Both of us love France so it was an added pleasure to be reminded of a country we visit several times a year.

We both thought that our stay was excellent and, for what we had, good value. We will definately be going back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had a really pleasant couple of nights in room 1. Bedroom is lovely, staff were very friendly but unobstrusive. We had dinner in the restaurant on the first night and it was lovely. Breakfast was very good so have no idea what some of the other reviews are on about. My only suggestion is to put a little jug of milk in the mini bar instead of UHT milk - a pretty minor point! Thanks very much

Room Tip: We had no faults with room 1. It overlooks the market square but this isn't a rowdy square.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

My friend took me away as a surprise for my birthday. And I have to say we had a fabulous time.

The hotel - We stayed in the Attic room, which was very sweet indeed. With complimentary bottle of sherry, tv and DVD player with a DVD of visit Lavenham which was useful, comfy bed, lovely bathroom with robes. All very nice indeed.

The restuarant - This was really the highlight of our trip, being a keen student sommelier I was delighted when asking for the wine list, being presented with a rather large book of wines to chose from. The food was excellent, I had the duck for starter and main which were both cooked correctly. Followed by a most excellent choice of cheeses and brandy's to end the evening.

The service was first class and the French waiter was both friendly and knowledgable about the food & wines. I even got to practice a bit of French which is always entertaining.

I highly recommend and look forward to visiting again.

Room Tip: If staying at the hotel, try to park your car in the road next to or opposite the hotel and not in t...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed in a lovely room No. 3 The Tudor Suite. Sitting room and bedroom are excellent. Once I fathomed out the tea/coffee machine that was good also. We unfortunately had to stay Sunday and Monday night the days when the restaurant was closed. We ate at the Swan, which was excellent.
Why 3 stars. First reason was there were no staff on in the evening and a bit of help with the coffee machine would have been helpful. Security might have been a problem because anyone could have walked in and taken a key. Second reason is at £15 the English breakfast is overly expensive but real objection is that the coffee on both days was dreadful. It literally was like dishwater. When I mentioned it to lady owner she showed no concern what so ever. Shame the French usually make great coffee.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We booked at the last minute for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and had a fabulous time. We stayed in the four-poster room, with associated sitting room. Everything was perfect. The memory of our dinner stays with me. I had Foie Gras Creme Brulee, an utterly exquisite creation, followed by Halibut and then a warm white chocolate and raspberry moelleux - stunning, My wife had scallops, guinea fowl and panna cotta. It was the best meal we have eaten for ages.

Room Tip: The best rooms are numbers 1 or 3
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Lavenham is quaint and lovely and the Great House is just as you'd expect it of not better - beautiful inside oozing olde worlde charm, fantastic room and then the food was amazing - a really special place for a meal that is good value for the level of cuisine - would love to go again!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Great House is really special - first, the bedrooms are furnished in a very modern style, and second, the building, including the bedrooms, is timber-framed, dating from the 15th or 16th century and the owners have not swept away the ancient feel of it as so many modern conversions have done. Its French owners could teach we Brits a bit about how to respect our heritage! Beautifully done.

The Great House has a great reputation for its restaurant, sadly not open on a Sunday evening when we were there, but breakfast was fine.

And the location in Market Square, next door to the equally ancient Guildhall, is perfect. The Guildhall is superbly looked after by the National Trust and there's a great exhibition about Lavenham there too. Join the NT and support their good work!

Room Tip: All very different but all three of our rooms, 1, 3 and 4, were spacious.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Lavenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Lavenham
Price Range: £93 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Great House Hotel and Restaurant in Lavenham is located in the heart of Suffolk, offering unmatched service and luxurious accommodation. The hotel has recently undergone a complete re-fit which has raised the bar to an even higher level. It is an unparalleled experience of exquisite French style and flair, perfectly matched to the heart of English village life offering the best in style and comfort with character and warmth. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms - Inspector's choice. AA 3 rosette Restaurant. ... more   less 
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