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The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

The Great House is sheltered within a stunning 14th-century building in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham. It has a fascinating history but since 1985 it has become a renowned French restaurant with five luxurious bedrooms offering guests the chance to stay and dine in this unique boutique hotel whilst enjoying a stay in the English countryside.

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

The Great House, situated in the heart of the historic village of Lavenham, is one of Britain's finest boutique hotel with a 3 AA rosettes deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. Lying deep in the rolling Suffolk countryside is The Great House, one of Britain's finest boutique hotels and holds 3 AA rosettes. Head Chef, Guillaume Dericq, directs one of the top restaurants East Anglia and offers a fine-dining experience to all guests. With seasonal menus and carefully picked flavours, Dericq ensures that all guests will experience a taste bud journey like no other.

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

The Great House rooms are modern in style whilst they hold tightly on to the warmth and character of the house that glows throughout the stunning medieval building. Fine Egyptian linen coats each bed alongside a deluxe eiderdown and plump continental pillows. 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 restaurant is open for lunch Wednesdays to Sundays from 12 noon till 2.30pm and for dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays from 7.00pm till 9.30pm. The Great House policy is to only serve food of the highest quality. Food that is fresh, in season and as local as possible; all shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance and the menu alters every day in line with deliveries. The Great House encourages guests to inquire about any dietary requirements as they are more than happy to accommodate them wherever possible.

Top facilities

Free WiFi


The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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'

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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.

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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.

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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 Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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.

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Facilities & information


Child friendly


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)

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)



Extra info

Closed Times: January & 2 weeks in the Summer

Nearest Airport: London Stansted

Nearest Airport Time: 55 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Sudbury

Nearest Railway Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 8

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms, AA 2 Rosettes

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 5

Single room price from: £99.00

Single room price to: £215.00

Double twin room price from: £99.00

Double twin room price to: £215.00

Suite room price from: £140.00

Suite room price to: £215.00

Arrival information and directions

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

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