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Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Lavenham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

stayed here for a Saturday night three weeks ago fantastic rooms and the best meal I have had in England with great service from Julian who was amazing no wonder is won the awards that he has.
The village and the setting was another plus point, over looking the courtyard to the front and walking around the medieval house's its really a place you must go in England.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I took my partner to the Great House for a belated birthday meal. We eat there a few times a year usually for Saturday lunch. It is by far and away our favourite restaurant and never disappoints!
The food is always fantastically presented and at under £24 for three wonderful courses is very good value. It must be said that once wine and the exceptional cheeseboard is added the bill is considerably more but well worth it!
I have noticed a few reviews recently commenting on poor service. We have never ever witnessed this but maybe this is more of an evening thing for some reason?? All the staff are French which adds to the experience no end but maybe there may be a hint of Gallic waiter ' charm' ! We do have the perception that each time we go there are more tables and they seem to be closer together so maybe this could be an issue.
The only other minor point is that most the dishes seemed to come with a standard bowl of veggies that seemed suited to some dishes but not others.
We will definitely be back! The cheese is by far the best I have had outside France and is worth going for on its own! We are already planning an overnight stay with dinner in the near future!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Booked for 65th birthday after several recommendations. The venue, location and food are all excellent. Unfortunately, this was spoilt by bad service. Generally surley staff, had to ask 3 different people to hang coat, asked several times for a wine list before it came, very hard to get anybody's attention to ask for a port with cheese and liqueurs. We booked an 8.30pm table and it was clear we outstayed our welcome when we had to wait for our taxi to collect us. When a dinner guest (who is a little hard of hearing) didn't respond to 'sir' the waiter waved his hand in front of his face to get his attention and the amazing cheese trolley was spoiled when there were no explanations or recommendations just disdainful responses to requests. It luckily didn't spoil our evening, but it certainly didn't reflect the standard of food, or the cost of the evening.

Stayed April 2014
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Bala, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb meal with attentive service in a relaxed environment. Booking ahead necessary. Sublime flavours with such attention to detail. An excellent restaurant in such a pretty small town. So wished to have chosen to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Braintree
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Lovely venue great food at very reasonable prices. Try the wine from the local vine yards and check out the brandy menu. The room was clean and specious, and very quite and full of old features "beams etc." curtains a bit dated and could do with a freshen up, and the mini bar a bit pricy, but there was a complementary carafe of sherry, which was nice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Have just come back from a perfect Easter weekend break staying at Lavenham Great House. We stayed in the tudor room suite which was very comfortable and had everything you'd expect from a 5* hotel. The meal we had on the Saturday evening was spectacular with the staff being very knowledgeable and attentative. The village of Lavenham itself and the surrounding towns are all worth a visit, the hotel will provide maps for country walks to take in all the sights and the odd field - ours was 14 miles over 4 hours but well worth it. I would recommend to anyone that likes the outdoors, great food, good pubs and friendly locals.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston spa
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Excellent food in an outstanding restaurant. The rooms matched the quality of the location - expensive but worth the price. The village of Lavenham is quite extraordinary and is worth the visit, especially the church. To have such an outstanding place is the icing on the cake.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Additional Information about Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant

Property: Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Market Place, Lavenham, 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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