Hotel The Bull Long Melford
Long Melford was a busy village in Tudor times, and still is, attracting visitors and holiday makers from all over the UK. But The Bull predates even the Tudor monarchs - by some 35 years, having been built in 1450. The Bull is prominently situated in the centre of Long Melford, which has the longest high street in East Anglia. Its original timber work, both outside and inside is unusually well preserved. That of the exterior was discovered in 1935 when a hundred year old brick front was removed. On a beam in the lounge is carved a Wildman or Woodwose, a mysterious being frequently depicted in the decoration of the middle ages, reputedly to ward off evil spirits. You are aware of the Bulls ancient history as soon as you walk into the entrance hall. Its massive moulded oak beams dominate the reception area and the original part of the building. During the coaching era the Bull was the principal Posting House of the town and a stopping place of the London , Bury St Edmunds , and Norwich coaches. Today we still sit back and enjoy the beautiful Elizabethan fireplace in the lounge, and antique carvings in the Cordell Restaurant.The Bull Hotel has been tastefully refurbished in 2003 and is renowned for its excellent cuisine and chefs specialties. The Cordell and Kentwell restaurants serve many delicious dishes, complimented by an excellent selection of fine wines. Lunchtime snacks are available in the Bar and during the afternoon, Cream teas can be served in the courtyard. For relaxation you can sit in one of the comfortable furnished lounges beside one of the hotels huge Elizabethan fireplaces. Visitors from all over the world stay at the Bull Hotel and enjoy its friendly hospitality.
Hotel The Crown Inn Long Melford
The Crown Hotel is a family run historic inn which was originally built in 1610 and retains many interesting features.Situated in the very centre of Long Melford’s famous high street, The Crown Hotel is an excellent choice if you are here to visit the many historic buildings, halls, fine shops, Antiques or just to take a pleasant walk through the Stour valley made famous by Constable & Gainsborough. Our restaurant offers a full A La Carte menu for dinner & lunch with modern British cooking and traditional favourites prepared from the freshest local produce where available. This attracts residents as well as non residents, making booking advisable. In summer our doors are open to our courtyard garden providing the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or al fresco dinning. The bed rooms offer a selection of well appointed rooms (12 in all) with en-suite facilities, central heating, flat screen television, radio, trouser press, tea / coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone. The Crown Hotel is a free house, making it possible for us to offer a fine selection of premium beers including Peroni, Amstel and Stella Artois. Also available is an ever changing selection of real ales from our local brewery's; Nethergate and Adnams to name two. The bar itself is arranged a round a central serving area, giving a variety of comfortable seating. During the colder months a roaring log fire cheers the weary site seer, and at all seasons the bar offers a fine selection of tasty snacks ranging form the lighter sandwich to a good hot meal.
Hotel Black Lion Long Melford
The Georgian, Black Lion Hotel is a famous landmark , overlooking the green in the historical town of Long Melford. It has been refurbished to combine the best in homely comforts with the finery of modern dining. \nOnce you arrive at the Black Lion a warm welcome is assured and then the difficult decision where to dine…. the slightly more formal restaurant with the starched linen tablecloths and soft primrose coloured walls, the informal restaurant with the log fire crackling is the ideal room for private parties up to 20(great for those office get to-gether’s) or the informal bar with views across the green.\nWherever you dine the menu is the same and the dining has been awarded an AA rosette .Annette our head chef is happy to accommodate all dietary requirements and was delighted to be praised by the celiac society for offering interesting dishes. She specialises in using seasonal and local ingredients and has gained fame for her Black Lion Cream Teas which are available every day.\n\nThe restaurant has antique furnishings with doors opening onto the Victorian walled garden,the ideal location for a relaxing Pimms in the summer.A great favourite with guests is to dine on the terrace and watch the world go by whilst gazing at the impressive turrets of Melford Hall the glorious National Trust Tudor mansion . In the winter the roaring log fires are the place to curl up infront of with a good book.\nThe ten en suite bedrooms which have been refurbished to the highest standard, offer unexpected luxury in this rural village .All are light and airy with individual styles , furnished with a delightful blend of antiques and artifacts from all over the world.\nFour bedrooms offer four poster beds for those romantic occasions. Plus the Sancerre suite is ideal for honeymoon’s as the lounge is the perfect setting for a private breakfast. The Chianti room is suitable for families, as it has one double room with a separate African themed room with tower beds and toys if required. \nEvery bedroom has a special feature and ensures guests return just to try another room! Most overlook the green and the views across to the historic wool town of Long Melford are very appealing.\nThe opportunity for a car free break encourages everyone to relax in this welcoming hotel as they can stroll into the high street and visit numerous antique, craft and individual styled shops.\n\nThe Black Lion welcomes all members of the family we provide a childrens menu,highchair,toys,cots and they love all the rocking horses we have in the hotel.Pets are welcome too and the green makes a handy Dog walk first thing in the morning.Expect them to be spoilt and enjoy lots of attention.\nDuring the year we have various events such as Bonfire supper on November 3rd.Christmas Choral Lunch Sunday December 18th and an amazing Christmas and New Year Break.\nChampagne,chocolates and flowers can all be ordered in advance to suprise a loved one when you stay for a romantic break.\n\nColchester Zoo\nColchester Castle and Museum\nKentwell Hall with Tudor Open days\nMelford Hall\nLavenham with medieval cottages\nNewmarket Racing and Horseracing museum\nClare\nBures\nSudbury\nBury St Edmunds Market town \nGreene King Brewery TourSituated overlooking the village green on A1092 \nfrom Bury St Edmunds A134 to Sudbury turn right on B1064 then turn right on A1092 and the hotel is facing you This Georgian Hotel is the idyllic Suffolk retreat in a stunning location between two fine stately homes, with antique and craft shops just a walk away in the popular town. Relax in the exquisite individual en suite bedrooms with enormous beds, soft robes and handmade toiletries .Sensational food is served in our restaurant recently voted the best in Suffolk or choose the cosy bar with blazing log fire or dine al fresco in the walled Victorian garden or patio overlooking the famous green.Cancellation Policy: If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.\nIf cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.\n\nChildren and Extra Bed Policy: All children are welcome.\nAll children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.\nAll children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.\nAll children under 12 years are charged GBP 35.00 per night and person for extra beds.\nAll older children or adults are charged GBP 97.50 per night and person for extra beds.\nMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2.\nMaximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1.\n\nDeposit Policy: A fixed amount of GBP 40 per room will be charged on the day of booking and is non-refundable.\n\nVAT and city/tourist taxes: 17.5 % VAT is included.\nService charge is not applicable.\nCity/tourist tax is not applicable.\n\nInternet: No internet access available.\n\nMeal Plan: Full English breakfast is included in the room rate.\n\nParking: Free public parking is possible on site.\n\nPets: Pets are allowed. No extra charges.\n\n\nThe hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.