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The Black Lion Hotel

The Georgian, Black Lion Hotel is a famous landmark in the historical town of Long Melford.

Opening Season

It has been refurbished to combine the best in homely comforts with the finery of modern dining. Both our cosy bar and contemporary style restaurant with their open fires offer a range of innovative dishes at lunchtime and in the evening The restaurant has antique furnishings and French doors opening onto a Victorian walled garden for al fresco dining when the weather permits! We serve the best seasonal and local ingredients by one of East Anglia’s rising chefs. The en suite bedrooms are light and airy, all are individually furnished and we offer 4-poster beds in 3 rooms. The Sancerre suite is ideal for honeymoons and the Chianti room perfect for families, 1 double room with a separate room with bunk beds. Once here you can leave the car and explore the area with 2 stately homes and antique shops just around the corner. Single occupancy rates £97.5-110 per room per night, breakfast included.

The lovely towns of Lavenham, Clare and Cavendish are close by. We are also within easy driving distance of Cambridge, Ipswich and the Suffolk Coast.

  • Garden
  • American Express accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Central heating
  • Conference facilities
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Totally non-smoking
  • Television available
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available
  • Electric shaver points
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Private parking

Facilities for children: Children’s meals,books, toys, games. Family rooms with bunk beds, personal attention, cot.

Situated just moments from the Holy Trinity Church and a two stately homes and only a stroll of the boutiques of Long Melford High Street.

Attractions nearby include Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Melford Hall, Clare Castle Country Park, River Stour Boat Trips in Sudbury and Mauldons Brewery, Giffords Hall Vineyard.

Opening Season
Open all year round