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The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa

AA rating

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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Charm and comfort in a lovingly restored 14th-century building

AA Inspector

At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

This hotel is a delightful collection of listed buildings, dating back to the 14th century, lovingly restored to retain their original charm. Public rooms include comfortable lounge areas, a charming rustic bar, an informal brasserie and a fine-dining restaurant. Bedrooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with many thoughtful touches. The friendly staff are helpful, attentive and offer professional service. Facilities in the award-winning spa include six rooms offering over 30 treatments, a hot stone sauna, steam room, manicure and pedicure area, a beautiful spa boutique, outdoor terrace and a vitality pool.


  • En-suite rooms: 45
  • Family rooms: 7
  • Ground-floor rooms: 9
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 30


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room, sauna, vitality pool
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 198
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 36
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

From Bury St Edmunds take A134 south, then A1141 to Lavenham.

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