Iconic of 0ld Lavenham...
The Swan Hotel is a half-timbered property in the very heart of the old town, & has not changed visibly since its construction in the 16th Century...
Unique Quality: A portrait of 'local' war hero, Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle still hangs at the bar, his drinking spot before his untimely death which earnt him a posthuous Medal 0f Honour (see separate tip...)
old world charm
This is a very nice place to stay; every modern convenience is provided without compromising the authentic timber-framed atmosphere. It's also very quiet. Even in the high season there's little traffic passing through the center of town.
Breakfast is lovely, but dinner isn't. The food all looks very pretty, garnished and drizzled with all manner of artistic flourishes, but the taste and the prices are disappointing. The service manages to be intrusive and slow at the same time.
The Swan Hotel, Lavenham
The Swan Hotel is one of Lavenham's most striking buildings, a large black and white timber framed building in the High Street. It dates from 1400, and is full of heavy crooked beams, open firplaces and high, vaulted ceilings. It has a calm, quiet feel to it, and even if you don't get the opportunity to stay in one of the beautiful rooms, you can enjoy dinner in the restaurant with its minstrels gallery, Afternoon Tea in the Garden Bar or sample some of the local ales, such as Adnams, in the Old Bar.
There are 51 rooms to choose from, each of which is named after different local villages.
The Swan is not a cheap place to stay - a single room starts from about 90 UK pounds sterling, a double from 140 UK pounds sterling and a suite starts from 210 UK pounds sterling. Dinner, bed and breakfast packages are available and it would be worth checking the website to see if any special rates are on offer.
Unique Quality: The Swan has a very calm and quiet atmosphere. It would make a great venue for a romantic break.
Directions: The Swan is at the bottom of the High Street, on the right hand side as you face up hill.
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Amenities at Swan
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
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