Long Melford Swan

4.2
19 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Swan is nestled in the idyllic village of Long Melford, Suffolk. Its chic boutique rooms, elegantly styled pub and exquisite dining, has crafted the perfect place to eat, drink and stay in Gainsborough country.
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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KevinS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly & helpful. Excellent service & food from festive menu

JN
JulieN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always well-cooked and presented food, delicious cauliflower cheese and red cabbage alongside our beef roast. Back of the restaurant is best, overlooking lovely garden. Atmosphere cosy, friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommended

BJ
BeckyJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food and the cocktails here, shame they have cut the cocktail menu massively.

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RobertW
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed as usual!
This is one of our favourite places.

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VictoriaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food lovely as always but very shocked to see two tables of mixed households - 3 ladies who where blatantly cheer-sing getting to gather for their Christmas get together and talking about where they planned to be at Christmas - Southwold and with family ... so definitely not all from 1 household as required by law. The table to our other side on the circular table had 3 sitting one side together the 4 th on his own the other side - talking about Uni so guessing just returned so hence all sitting separately but without any thought to other dinners if the family think it’s unsafe they why put him out side close to our table which was not two metres away.
I am shocked that staff did not check and we only stayed for our mains as to be honest felt unsafe .
Everyone has to do their part and I am well aware that it is very hard for the hospitality industry but breaking the rules so blatantly is not good for business as we will not be returning .

KF
KatrinaF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Swan long Melford, superb meal and excellent service, lovely decor, and can really recommend the expresso martini 🍸

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PennyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious reasonably priced Sunday lunch. Love coming to the Swan the staff are super friendly and welcoming we all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
Will be back very soon!

PB
PamelaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poached eggs cooked to perfection, lovely runny yolks .
Swan breakfast with smooth, creamy scrabbled eggs complimented by sweet vine tomatoes, crispy bacon and a good pork sausage. Not having to cook breakfast is perfect start to a day.

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ClareR
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal out on Friday evening with my husband as we wanted to support a local business after lockdown. I had the vegetarian options and my husband had sea bass. The mushroom Wellington was very tasty and my husband says the Sea Bass was spot on. The interior and layout is beautiful the service attentive and food perfect. Would definitely recommend.

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RobertW
Lincolnshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food - one rib eye steak, and one sea bass en papilotte. Both perfectly cooked.

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AnthonyW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Very friendly staff who provided excellent service. As we were the only people staying in any of the 3 excellent rooms the chef came in in the morning specifically to make our excellent breakfast.

HJ
HuwJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waitress with poor attitude who was the face of our evening and a poor ambassador for her employers . We were Asked for our order within 3 minutes of being seated without being greeted or being given either a wine menu or food menu. She stood waiting by the table while we looked at both menus almost as if we were holding her up.. we asked her to come back after we had been given a reasonable amount of time to choose our food and wine as one very much depends upon the other. The rib-eye steak was tough and gristly which is almost impossible for that cut of meat! Our special birthday celebration evening was totally disappointing.

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SMOGGIE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Disappointing service , food good, they should use the conservatory part of the restaurant. I felt like i was in a corridor.

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AndrewF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, I think its properly the best in the area

JW
JonathanW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at the Swan, the menu was interesting and the food fine. Service
good and we enjoyed our evening. We have found loud music there in the past but, fortunately , not this time. I would recommend The Swan.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at the Swan, beautiful food!

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jacquis
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere, warm welcome and attentive service. Tasty menu and we really appreciated the efforts for a simpler dessert. Definitely will return even if only to sit at the ‘round table with chandelier!’ Lovely.

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Kent
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Average. Friendly staff but not very proactive. Limited menu. Food ok but Camembert starter was lovely but only one piece of bread came which seemed rather harsh!

GE
GrahamE
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good choice for lunch, good value wine. Restaurant not busy.

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Long Melford Swan is rated 4.2 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.