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AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year 2018–19

Long Melford Swan

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Long Melford Swan

This charming, family-run property, in the delightful Suffolk village of Long Melford, offers excellent, attentive service and warm hospitality. The village is situated close to the Essex border about 16 miles from Colchester and 14 miles from Bury St Edmunds. The Swan has been tastefully renovated throughout yet retains a wealth of charm and character including oak beams and original panelling.

The business encompasses two properties – to the front of one is the Duck Deli with its array of high quality, artisan East Anglian produce and the provision of takeaway coffee, sandwiches and salads. To the rear is the welcoming bar, dining areas and outside terrace. In the adjoining building are seven oh-so-stylish en suite bedrooms with Hypnos beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, walk-in showers, Noble Isle toiletries, fluffy towels and free WiFi to name but a few of their luxury facilities.

Food is, of course, a major draw here – the ever-changing menus reveal confident cooking in dishes that offer innovative combinations created from tip-top ingredients.

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Previous winners

2017 – Padstow Townhouse