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  • The Black Lion boasts comfortable rooms, a passion for great food and a glorious position overlooking the village green
  • This historic hotel provides a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle, perfectly located in Long Melford, with a wealth of things to do in Suffolk
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner in the award-winning restaurant, with regionally sourced ingredients and real ale

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Your Destination

With such a wealth of things to do in Suffolk, The Black Lion is perfectly located for sight-seeing, much of it accessible by foot, so forget about the car and relax in this wonderful country home from home.

The Black Lion is a stones throw from Kentwell Hall. Melford Hall dominates the village green and is also very close to the Black Lion.

Coupled with the lovely shops and village atmosphere, Long Melford is a world away from the hectic hustle of everyday life and a wonderful destination to step back and relax over a traditional cream tea, a pint of ale or a hearty meal at The Black Lion.

Long Melford is a village with a lot to offer to the visitor, whether you are interested in historic buildings, antiques, life-style shopping, good food or the latest fashions. There are a number of excellent restaurants and a collection of shops that are the envy of East Anglia.

Long Melford is in the heart of the valley of the Stour river. The scenery is something special, and two hundred years ago John Constable thought so too, using scenes from the river in many of his famous paintings as did Gainsbourgh in nearby Sudbury.

The countryside is dotted with ancient villages, never more than a few miles apart surrounded by beautiful English countryside.

There are two lovely stately homes for guests to visit:

Kentwell, a romantic, moated Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting. There are beautiful gardens, and historic farm buildings complete with rare breeds of animals.

An open-air theatre here is the setting for plays and concerts during July and August (pre booking is essential).

Melford Hall, the home of the Hyde Parker family, belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public. Opening days are: Easter week, weekends in April and October and then Wednesday to Sunday from May until the end of September. It is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays. There is an extensive events programme including walks and tours and special children's events, including the annual Beatrix Potter Fun Day in July.

Your Hotel

A warm and friendly welcome is assured for all at The Black Lion, a privately owned village hotel with 10 marvellously comfortable rooms, a passion for great food, much of it regionally sourced, and real ale. Commanding a glorious position overlooking the green in Long Melford, this historic hotel is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Relax in front of a roaring fire and feel like you have come home.

The Black Lion’s award-winning restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering a substantial menu featuring many hearty favourites including Estate potted hare and partridge pate, wholemeal toast or Angus oxtail & kidney suet pudding, truffle oil mashed potatoes, roast chantey carrots, red wine sauce and Slow roasted shoulder of pork stuffed with bramley apple and sage, fondant potatoes, Aspall Suffolk cider sauce. A relaxed Sunday at the Black Lion has become a tradition for many customers, enjoying roast Rib of Beef with all of the trimmings.

Long Melford has antique emporiums, made famous by the filming of Lovejoy, craft shops and two of the finest stately homes and the beautiful 15th century Holy Trinity Church and is one of the most attractive villages in England.

  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Room service

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Feature Room

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Manager Varinder Arora works closely with his team to ensure your stay is relaxing and memorable.

Each of the 10 bedrooms are large and special attention has been taken to ensure that you have everything you need so that you can relax and rest. A comfortable double bed, plenty of plump feather pillows, an abundance of fluffy towels and a great shower with bespoke toiletries.

In fact each of the rooms offers special touches you might expect at a boutique hotel - providing soft robes, slippers, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, TV and free wireless internet access throughout the hotel.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.

A full Country House Breakfast is served
daily from 7.30am – 9.30am (Weekends 8.30am – 10am) and is enjoyed by many customers – even those who live locally.

Enjoy a complimentary 3 courses from the Market Menu! (excludes drinks)

Lunch is served in the award-winning restaurant daily from midday and dinner from 7pm - click here for menu

Afternoon tea is served from 2pm – 5pm and includes a traditional clotted cream tea – a certain welcome break from sight-seeing and shopping.

A relaxed Sunday at the Black Lion has become a tradition for many customers, enjoying roast Rib of Beef with homemade Yorkshire Pudding and horseradish sauce, with roast potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Your Contract

Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

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