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.
In the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham, the stunning 15th century Swan Hotel is steeped in centuries of history.
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.
Enter through the heavy oak beamed archway into one of the finest hotels in Suffolk. Step into the stylish lounges where elegant sofas and armchairs lie invitingly in cosy nooks or next to the vast open fireplaces – it’s the perfect start to your memorable stay. Nestled within the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham, this stunning 15th century luxury hotel is steeped in history but perfectly combines a deep sense of heritage and occasion with contemporary sophistication in its bedrooms and suites, first-class restaurant and indulgent spa.
See The Swan at Lavenham’s entry in the Good Spa Guide
Need to Know
Check-in at 3:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
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.
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
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
No children under 7 in the restaurant.
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/
Weavers’ House Spa will be closed for refurbishment from the 6th – 10th November. During this time, the facilities and treatments will be unavailable.
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
The Suffolk Feast Stay
Foodies rejoice – we have the perfect package to help you feast your way around Suffolk.
Included in your stay, the Suffolk Feast Cookbook is packed with delicious recipes, interesting chef interviews and a useful food lovers’ guide to the county. Our Head Chef Justin Kett shares his tips in the book, and your copy will be signed by Justin himself. You will also sample Justin’s cooking firsthand, as you dine in the Gallery Restaurant on five courses of Suffolk’s finest fare.
The Suffolk Feast Stay includes:
- A five course dinner in our Gallery Restaurant during your stay
- A complimentary copy of The Suffolk Feast Cookbook, signed by our Head Chef Justin Kett
- Breakfast in the morning
From £139 per person based on double occupancy
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)