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.
Wind your way down impossibly charming streets of crooked medieval houses, straight out of a film set, and nestled amongst 300 listed buildings you’ll find one of the most luxurious hotels in Suffolk.
The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa is a 15th century treasure. Resting your head beneath its ancient beams, a privilege.
Step inside the wooden doors, as travellers have done for centuries, and you’ll be welcomed with exposed beams, heritage brick work, cosy nooks and roaring fires.
Back into the 21st century indulge in the spa or dine like a king on seasonal contemporary British fare. Take in the warm welcome every visitor here receives and end the day in the calm of an individually designed room.
Pause a while and imagine how many hands have been warmed before the fires here over the centuries. Your story is now part of theirs, you’re a living part of this magical place’s history.
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Need to Know
Check-in at 3:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge, whilst children aged 2 up to 16 are charged at £10 per child per night, this is on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a room with two full paying adults, with any additional meals charged as taken. Children aged 16 and over are charged as an adult guest.
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.
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
The Gallery restaurant is arguably one of The Swan’s most popular features, promising a simply magnificent setting to experience some of Suffolk’s finest cuisine. Indulge with the innovative new dining concept, or enjoy the traditional British pastime of Afternoon Tea.
The Brasserie has a relaxed feel with some tables boasting views of the garden. It has plenty of character with it’s gorgeous open fireplace and rustic features, the menu offers classic dishes that are suitable for all ages.
Guests are also welcome to settle in the lounges and gardens, (weather permitted) and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, salads, and lunchtime favourites.
Restaurant Dress Code
No children under 7 in The Gallery.
Weavers’ House Spa
Weavers’ House Spa officially launched at the iconic 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa in the heart of Suffolk in 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 http://www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk/weavers-house-spa-suffolk/
Max Capacity: 100
Cost per night: POA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide price: Double/Twin room for two people including full Suffolk breakfast and VAT from £125 per night.
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929
What the Experts Say
“Made up of three restored Tudor houses and the Wool Hall, set around courtyard gardens, The Swan at Lavenham has traditional bedrooms (some with four posters), the Airmen’s Bar and a great spa.”
The Sunday Times
Offers & Packages
Babymoon Spa Break at The Swan
The offer includes:
- 75-minute “Bask in the Moment” Massage for mum
- 60-minute massage for mum’s guest (combined spa treatments worth £174)
- Overnight stay
- Dinner in the 2 AA-rosette winning The Gallery Restaurant
- Full Suffolk breakfast in the morning
Call now to book
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.
40 miles from: Stanstead Airport
Attractions Near The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa
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.
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.
For day spent relishing local royal heritage venture out to Hedingham Castle situated a half hours drive away in the county of Essex. 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.
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.
Need to know
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 100 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.
- Restaurant – max 100 guests
- Wool Hall – max 34 guests
- Suffolk – max 32 guests
- McCallum – max 20 guests
Please call The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa for more information.
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.
The Swan is licensed for civil ceremonies.
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)