The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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Surrounded by the Suffolk countryside and quaint towns, The Great House Restaurant with Rooms is the perfect destination for a quiet and serene escape accompanied by delicious food created by a team of talented and experienced chefs. 

What makes a stay at The Great House Restaurant and Hotel unique?

Located in the heart of Suffolk, The Great House Restaurant with Rooms is situated in the picturesque village of lovely Lavenham, packed with rich history, artefacts, stories, and quaint timbered buildings that look like they belong to another time. The central location of The Great House is perfect for local attractions, which are just a short drive away, including modern-meets-traditional Bury St Edmunds and the serene countryside of Long Melford.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Great House Restaurant and Hotel?

Make the most of your visit to lovely Lavenham with an overnight stay at The Great House in one of their beautiful rooms. Choose from five luxury rooms named after a special place, date, or time in French history. Each room is ensuite, and four of the five rooms include a seating area or separate lounge, perfect for curling up with a good book before dinner. Each room is full of character, from soft furnishings to exposed beams and brickwork, revealing the history of the building.

Free Wi-Fi connections are available in each room with a complimentary platter of fruit, a decanter of sherry and all the necessary modern technology.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Lavenham area?

Lavenham is comprised of winding streets, Tudor houses and crooked, half-timbered cottages. Its picturesque feel is completed by the 15th-century Wool Church that proudly sits at the top of an overlooking hill. The village has a selection of art galleries, antique shops and attractions, such as the famous National Trust Guildhall, the magnificent Church and Little Hall Museum.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Great House is home to one of the best restaurants in the east of England and offers a unique French dining experience both at lunch and dinner time. Every menu comprises local, seasonal ingredients, with each dish created as a visually stunning masterpiece which boosts the exquisite flavours. From their set three-course lunch through to their five-course experience dinner, every meal is created with you in mind, with dietary requirements also catered for by award-winning chefs.

Enjoy a sparkling glass Great House Champagne outside on the terrace and make the most of the glorious warmer weather. You can even opt to have your breakfast alfresco!

Other Information

You can also take home a piece of The Great House with their exceptional collection of homemade jams and chutneys to purchase - the perfect accompaniment to your morning slice of toast or a suppertime cheese board.

Hardens Certificate of Achievement 2021 for Very High-Quality Food
2021 AA Award-winning Breakfast
2021 AA 5* Rating Restaurant with Rooms
2021 AA 2 Rosette Award

Please note: The Great House Restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday, with breakfast available to residents only.


We have stayed at the Great House many times. The rooms 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...


Beautiful restored building ... full of history. Location: central Welcome: smiling helpful staff. Attention to details shown in every aspect. Rooms: well equipped and welcoming. Restaurant: wide choice of French cuisine, good wines. 'France comes to Suffolk'


Everything about The Great House is superb from the room, bathroom, fittings, little extras. Food is of the highest standard, Dinner 5*! Most of all, the staff is highly professional but also warm, friendly and attentive. One of the best places I have stayed.


The Great House in Lavenham is a wonderful restaurant with a number of very special comfortable rooms. I highly recommend the well thought-out beautifully presented gourmet food. A holiday to be savoured and not easily forgotten.


The perfect 'Restaurant with Rooms'! The food is first class and staff faultless in service and charm. I've stayed in 2 different rooms here, Both beautiful... And all housed in a splendid historic building.


Superb dining experience. I can't believe they haven't yet been awarded a Michelin star! Beautiful room with lots of additional touches. We'll definitely be back.


Beautiful luxurious room - Immaculate! Kind and attentive service and amazing restaurant. All packaged in historic surroundings. A real treat!


The attention to detail is second to none. The room, the food, the staff could not be better.


Fantastic venue, food, service & room. We just love returning to The Great House

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Facilities & information


Public parking nearby (free)

Child friendly

5 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bathroom & Laundry

Four Poster Beds


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

Spa Offsite

DVD player


Bicycling, Cycling

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)



Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Extra info

Arrival information & directions

Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk, LavenhamCO10 9QZ, United Kingdom

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a member of their friendly team where you will be shown to your room or table. For directions on how to find The Great House, please visit their website for post code for sat nav. 


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