The Great House

The Great House's ‘enjoyable, enormously comfortable’ restaurant-with-rooms adds a dash of French flavour in a medieval wool village as English as they come. More

Contact details

The Great House
Market Place
CO10 9QZ
01787 247431

Hotel information




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.

Background music

‘easy listening’ in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B from £184, D,B&B from £257. Set dinner £36.50, à la carte £52 (Sat only). 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

The Great House’s enjoyable, enormously comfortable’ restaurant-with-rooms adds a dash of French flavour in a medieval wool village as English as they come. ‘The atmosphere is excellent – formal yet friendly’; ‘the dining experience is top-notch’. On the heated patio and in the handsome dining rooms (dark wood floors, tables laid with white linens and a posy), modern plates use fine ingredients in season. Characteristic dishes: deep-fried Colchester rock oysters, pickled carrot and cucumber, chilli lemon mayonnaise; saddle of local venison, parsnip and parsley root mash, juniper berries. Upstairs, bedrooms retain character with their Tudor beams and sloping ceilings, half-timbered walls or a Jacobean four-poster bed. Most are spacious, with a separate seating area, though one guest deemed an attic room under the eaves too snug. ‘Our ample Grand Room had a good-sized bathroom with robes and slippers. A nice touch: complimentary sherry.’ Wander round the town after breakfast: you’re on the historic market square; shops, art galleries and charming crooked cottages are in every direction. (Patricia Jay, DG, and others)


The Great House
Market Place
CO10 9QZ

Guest comments

'I have stayed at the Great House many times . The rooms are are extremely comfortable and of a very high standard nothing is too much trouble for the staff or management .The dining experience, food ,wines ,and service all top notch which explains why we keep returning.. ' - Patricia Jay - April, 2017
'Our fifth visit, and again we enjoyed the "Grand Room". It is enormously comfortable, with its big bed, ample sitting area, provision of water and sherry, and good sixed bathroom with bath robes, slippers and a very good shower. The atmosphere is excellent, formal but friendly, with offers of help and attention to names etc. The food was again very good. We rarely had time for pudding, but shared an excellent cheese board on one occasion. ' - David Grant - April, 2016
'We stayed in October. The hotel, unlike its Plum and Spilt Milk restaurant, was fairly empty, and we had a very smart corner room with a view over the new Kings Cross concourse. I think the modernisation/conversion of the old Great Northern Hotel has been very well done. we had a very smart bedroom with a view over the new concourse. Both the room and the corridors were spacious. The restaurant, which has become a "destination", can been too noisy. However the food and service is excellent. ' - JOHN GIBBON - October, 2013

Have you stayed here?
Submit a review

Tourist attractions

  • Lavenham Priory

    A Grade-I listed half-timber house, with three acres of grounds.

  • Guildhall

    A Tudor house in a medieval town.

  • Little Hall Museum

    A 14th-century house on the main square, housing the history of Lavenham.