The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Lavenham, Suffolk

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In the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham, the stunning 15th century Swan Hotel is steeped in centuries of history. With its picture perfect exterior, luxurious surroundings, oak beamed interiors, open fires and cosy nooks, this Suffolk hotel brings together a deep sense of history and occasion with the very best in contemporary styling.

Combined with the professionalism and efficiency of the friendly and approachable staff, you are guaranteed a warm and welcoming stay at The Swan Hotel. The 45 perfectly appointed bedrooms have all the little luxuries you would expect from a 4 red star hotel. Each room slightly different to the next, making them all utterly individual. They are as charming as they are comfortable.

There are a range of dining options to suit all moods and palates. From informal dining in The Brasserie, to sumptuous fine dining in The Gallery Restaurant. Whichever you choose all dishes are seasonal, local and delicious.

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Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm


Check-out at 11:00am

Worth Knowing


Children aged four years and under stay on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis, children aged from five to sixteen are charged £15.00 per child per night B&B when sharing a room with two full paying adults, with all other meals charged as taken. Children occupying their own room will be charged at the full rate. Children ten years and under will receive a complimentary activity pack which includes a colouring book, toy and jigsaw. Children under the age of twelve years can choose from the Restaurant, Room Service or Lounge menu and only pay half price. Alternatively choose from The Swan’s “Kid’s Menyoo”, designed by children for children, and charged as taken.

Hotel Facilities

Room Facilities

All bedrooms are equipped with flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, luxury toiletries and a complimentary selection of tea and coffee. Hotel has three deluxe meeting rooms, combining 15th Century inspiration with 21st Century innovation. All enjoy natural daylight, can accommodate from 4 to 50 delegates with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, LCD projector, screen, flipcharts and stationery.

Hotel Bar

Airmen’s Bar is brim full of second World War memorabilia of the airmen stationed here, making it an evocative and inspiring setting. Recalls the bomber and flight pilots of the RAF and US Air Corps, stationed in Lavenham during the Second World War.


Gallery Restaurant & Brasserie

Our informal Brasserie has superb views out to a secluded garden which is particularly stunning during the summer months. The laid-back and relaxed Airmen’s Bar is brim full of second World War memorabilia of the airmen stationed here, making it an evocative and inspiring setting. For those who wish to choose fine dining, our elegant AA two Rosette Gallery Restaurant, offers a sumptuous sense of occasion with the very best in contemporary cuisine.

Restaurant Dress Code

Smart casual.


No children under 7 in the restaurant.

Room Service

24 hours.

Weavers’ House Spa

Weavers’ House Spa officially launched at the iconic 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa in the heart of Suffolk on Monday 30th March 2015.  An enchanting retreat for the senses, it focuses on total relaxation, enjoyment and wellbeing.

Featuring the Temple Spa range of professional products, Weavers’ House Spa offers over 30 results-orientated, seriously benefit-driven and totally feel good skin, body and soul treatments and packages.

Facilities include six treatment rooms with two relaxation suites; a couple’s room; manicure/pedicure area; aromatic steam room; hot stone sauna and an outdoor vitality pool, plus a retail boutique where consultants will advise on Temple Spa products for home use.

For more details and to book a treatment call Weavers’ House Spa on 01787 246246 or visit

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 100
Cost per night: £14000
Min cost per person: n/a
Exclusive use of the entire hotel and gardens from 3pm on the day of arrival until 11am the following morning, all 45 enchanting bedrooms with full Suffolk Breakfast.
For your individual quotation, please contact Kate Bourdillon on [email protected]


Guide price: Double/Twin room for two people including full Suffolk breakfast and VAT from £185 per night.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

The Swan

New autumn series of wine tasting dinners with optional overnight stay

The 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is continuing its popular private wine tasting dinners with a new series starting in the autumn. An inspired collaboration between Head Sommelier, François Belin, and Head Chef Justin Kett, the dinners are a chance to savour some of the many fine bottles and vintages from around the world tucked away in The Swan’s cellar. Each includes a tutored tasting and three-course dinner.


On Friday, 30th September, The Swan is teaming up with world famous wine producer Michel Chapoutier for an exclusive evening hosted by the brand’s UK Ambassador Matthieu Barrère sampling elegant wines from their vineyards in France, Portugal and Australia.


This is followed on Friday, 14th October with a rare opportunity to experience a selection of top quality wines from the John Forrest Estate in New Zealand with owner and winemaker John Forrest. Looking after around 130 hectares of prime vineyard sites across the Marlborough and Otago regions, doctors John and Brigid Forrest, and their team, produce some of New Zealand’s finest wines.


Italian wines are the focus on Friday, 18th November, with an evening sampling Barolo wines from the Coppo Estate, Piedmont hosted by the exclusive UK importer, Thibault Lavergne, while in January it’s the turn of Bollinger Champagne.


Each experience begins at 7pm with an apéritif and canapés in the lounge. This will be followed by the three-course dinner served at 7.30pm in The Swan’s elegant private dining room with guests seated together at the banquet table. As these wine dinners are very popular and places are limited, early reservation is recommended; any special dietary requirements should also be advised when booking since it’s a set menu.


The dinners are priced at £69 per person, apart from the Bollinger evening which is £89, special rates are available for guests staying overnight from £145 based on two sharing a double or twin room including a full Suffolk breakfast.

Subject to availability.

Available until 18/11/2016

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By Road

Lavenham is on the A1141, about 2 miles east of the A134, between Sudbury and Bury St. Edmunds. Upon entering Lavenham, the Swan Hotel is situated on the corner of the High Street and Water Street.

By Air

40 miles from: Stanstead Airport

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Attractions Near The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Exploring Local History in Lavenham

Guild Hall

Lavenham Guild Hall sits in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham that was once known as one of the wealthiest villages in Britain. Here you can learn about the evolution of Lavenham’s cloth industry and its local heritage, and then visit the quaint tea-room to enjoy a slice of their homemade cakes. Entry is reasonably priced at £4.45 per adult and £1.80 per adult.

Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House can be found in the small market town of Sudbury that offers a peaceful day out for visitors. The House dates back to the 1500 and displays some unique architectural features. Exhibitions are held throughout the year to represent the era of the Gainsborough family and print workshops are also available to attend.

Stately Homes

Not far from The Swan are the two exuberant stately homes, Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall, both of which hold a wealth of history and stunning original features. A day can be spent wondering either one of these two beautiful buildings where the history is shared through spectacular ‘Tudor Days’ (Kentwell Hall), and trails of portraits, landscapes, ceramics and unique collectables at Melford Hall.

Hedingham Castle

For day spent relishing local royal heritage venture out to Hedingham Castle situated a half hours drive away in the county ofEssex. The castle has been the home of the de Vere family (Earls of Oxford) for four centuries, and the building itself dates back to the Norman era. A visit to the castle and its magnificent grounds is ideal for a family outing during the summer months when special events bring the castles special history alive.

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Weddings at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

A truly historic wedding venue in Suffolk, in the heart of the beautiful medieval countryside village of Lavenham, is the stunning 15th Century Swan Hotel steeped in centuries of history. With its wealth of oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, cottage gardens and cloister courtyard, this romantic Suffolk hotel offers the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.

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Rooms & Rates

Please call The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa for more information.

Facilities & Features

Combined with the professionalism and efficiency of our friendly team, you are guaranteed a warm and welcoming stay at The Swan Hotel. Our 45 perfectly appointed bedrooms have all the little luxuries you would expect from a 4 red star hotel. Each room slightly different to the next, making them all utterly individual. They are as charming as they are comfortable.

Whether it is a small intimate wedding or a more lavish affair, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies from 4 to 104 guests in one of our four stunning rooms. We promise it to be a unique occasion by offering privacy and unrivalled flexibility throughout your stay with us.

Rooms available

  • Restaurant – max 100 guests
  • Wool Hall – max 34 guests
  • Suffolk – max 32 guests
  • McCallum – max 20 guests

Menu Options

Please call The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa for more information.


Exclusive use

This Midweek Exclusivity package provides you with the ultimate entertainment experience in the private splendour of the Swan. This very special package lends itself beautifully to seminars, corporate retreats, private functions, cocktail parties, weddings and gala dinners, and our four enchanting private function rooms are conducive to creating the ideal setting.

Civil Ceremonies

The Swan is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Co-ordinating services are available.

Meetings at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Day delegate rate: from £45.00 +VAT
24 hour delegate rate: from £165 +VAT

Max number of delegates:
20 (boardroom style)
40 (theatre style)