We will be opening our Spring Garden terrace on Friday the 30th of April. We cannot wait to welcome you back for leisurely lunches in the sunshine, al fresco drinks and evenings spent in our beautiful garden as the sun sets. 



Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm - 9.00pm


Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm - 8.00pm

Open Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May


Guests are welcome to arrive, drink and dine in our garden without a reservation. We will not be taking reservations until we open our indoor dining space.



Our bedrooms will open from the 19th of May. Reservations are open now. Take a look at places to explore in and around Long Melford during your stay by clicking here.

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Welcome to our 15th Century inn where our modern twist on the traditional creates a wonderful setting to enjoy our food, sample our local ales, explore our wine list and rest a weary head. Set in the picturesque village of Long Melford in the heart of Suffolk, we celebrate all that is great about our fantastic region – its people, provenance and personality.

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Time well spent is often accompanied by great food. Our Head Chef thoughtfully crafts menus with a passion for regional produce while consciously creating dishes to meet our guests varying tastes. From the plant-based, to the gluten free to the meat-loving - the attention to detail is unparalleled.

As with our food, we want to ensure we are considerate of our guests varying tastes when it comes to drinks. We hope you agree that our diverse wine list, range of beer – including non-alcoholic – seasonal mocktails and cocktails do just that.

Our menus will be reduced on reopening to support social distancing. We will update our menus to reflect this shortly.


Winner of The Times Best Place

to Stay in the East, 2019

When it is time to hit the hay enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our ten individually styled bedrooms. Our bedrooms consist of cosy snugs, luxury rooms, a luxury suite and a family room with modern interior styling that is sympathetic to our Georgian building. Amenities in our bedrooms include flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities, superfast WIFI and Bramley products.