Feb–Dec, except 2 weeks in summer, restaurant closed Sun night, Mon, Tues midday.
lounge/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), patio dining area, ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
'easy listening' in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 room only £99–£215, continental buffet breakfast £12 per person, plus £5 for cooked breakfast. Set dinner £36.50, à la carte £52 (Sat only). 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Behind a Georgian facade at the medieval heart of this ‘incredibly beautiful’ village sits a smart restaurant-with-rooms whose ‘well-deserved reputation’ for ‘magnificent’ modern French food draws fans. It is more than 30 years since Martine and Régis Crépy came from France to learn English, fell in love with Lavenham and bought this 14th-century timber-frame house. Today, ‘welcoming’, long-serving manager Thierry Pennec leads a team of ‘professional and attentive’ staff. ‘The atmosphere is excellent: formal but also very friendly.’ There is no lounge; up ‘steep’ stairs with a rope handrail, most of the characterful bedrooms have their own sitting area. Individually decorated, they have a platter of fruit and a decanter of sherry. Despite the ‘low lighting for readers’, in all there is ‘an aura of comfort’. In the restaurant, Régis Crépy and Enrique Bilbault cook a seasonal menu, perhaps wild halibut, rhubarb gel, baby spinach fondue. A guest in 2016 wished for larger portions. ‘Breakfast cost extra, but was enhanced by a wide selection of breads, meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt and fruit.’ (David Grant, and others)
Midweek Special Offer
Two-night mid-week offer available on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. It includes: a three-course from our dinner menu each evening, Continental buffet breakfast each morning, two night”s accommodation in one of most comfortable bedrooms. For two people sharing, from £474 to £514.Please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking and we shall offer you 2 glasses of sparkling wine on your first evening.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.