all year, no accommodation 24–26 Dec, New Year’s Day.
2 bars, restaurant, 2 private dining areas, lift, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, 3 small patios, parking, mobile phone reception variable, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some rooms and in bar, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £80–£175. A la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In a peaceful village near Lavenham’, this 15th-century former merchant’s house and coaching inn is ‘full of character, warm, intimate, relaxed’. It is run as their own business by Hayley and Chris Lee, manager and head chef. After a ‘super-friendly check-in’, Guide inspectors were shown to a room on the second floor, where ‘the low ceiling has lots of beams and the warning “Duck”’. Fresh milk was brought in a glass bottle. A ‘good-sized’ bathroom had a large bath and separate walk-in shower, with strong water pressure, ‘stylish soaps’. All rooms are ‘characterful and colourful’, with perhaps a playful touch – doggy wallpaper, a tartan carpet, one has an antique four-poster. In the candlelit restaurant, Chris Lee’s ‘interesting menus’ include such dishes as local pheasant Kiev; fish stew with aïoli; chargrilled Red Poll rump steak; Nedging lamb supplied by the building’s owner, James Buckle, local farmer and businessman. ‘A light, fluffy banoffee pie was the highlight.’ At breakfast ‘a bread basket arrived with a small, warm doughnut in the middle. Fresh orange juice was brought to the table. Eggs Florentine was delicious.’
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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