All year, no accommodation on Christmas Day.
Lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, courtyard, parking.
In restaurant in evening.
All ages welcomed.
Per room B&B from £90. À la carte £32.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Chef/patron Chris Lee and his wife, Hayley, have returned to this ‘handsomely restored’ old coaching inn, this time as owners. The ochre-washed 15th-century building, on the main street of a lovely Suffolk village close to Lavenham, is brimming with colour and character inside. There are wonky beams, stripped floorboards, brick walls, massive fireplaces, and comfy seating in which to take it all in. The courtyard is ideal for alfresco food and drinks. There’s a choice of regularly changing menus, each with ‘high-standard cooking’ in tune with the seasons: a Classic menu features pub favourites; the Select menu has more adventurous plates (perhaps fillet of hake, confit chicken wings, white asparagus, wild garlic, morels). Bedrooms veer between country simplicity and ‘statement’ decadence, but the amenities are well considered across the board: bathrobes, botanical-extract toiletries, a portable fan, a wide-screen TV.
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