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The Swan

High Street, LAVENHAM, CO10 9QA

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The historic market town of Lavenham grew fat on the wool trade in Tudor times, and that is precisely how long The Swan has been feeding all-comers. The textbook 15th-century timber-framed inn is a tangle of sagging timbers both in and out - even its ancient brick floors are constructed of ballast from the wool ships that made the town's fortune - and there are oak panels, inglenook fireplaces, and cosy nooks and crannies which have hosted many a boozy session for Second World War pilots who came in from Lavenham airfield to let off steam. It's hard to imagine a more evocative setting for a repertoire of crowd-pleasing pub classics, or you could trade up to the atmospheric Gallery restaurant and tuck into modern British dishes beneath soaring barn-style rafters and the impressive minstrels' gallery. Seared sea bass with warm chick pea and onion cream and curried cauliflower purée shows the style, ahead of pan-fried cod with saffron and chorizo rice, mussels, smoked trout, and king prawn tempura. Finish with a deconstructed lemon meringue pie.

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Tel: 01787 247477
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Justin Kett
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 5 yrs.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £21.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

The Swan, Lavenham


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From Bury St Edmunds take A134 (S) for 6m then take A1141 to Lavenham
Nearest station: Sudbury

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