The Great House Lavenham Restaurant


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Experience award-winning French cuisine in an English country house at The Great House Restaurant. One of the best restaurants in the East of England, The Great House offers an exquisite dining experience, deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. Our team will ensure that all guests fully enjoy their experience.

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Situated in the heart of historic village of Lavenham, is one of Britain’s finest boutique hotel with a 2 AA rosettes deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. The contemporary chic whilst retaining the warmth and spirit of the house befits the beautiful medieval building. All beds are dressed in fine Egyptian linen, a luxurious eiderdown and plump comfy continental pillows.

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The Great House Lavenham Restaurant

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Welcome to The Great House in Lavenham! Housed in a simply stunning 14th century building, The Great House in Lavenham is the jewel in the crown of Lavenham’s beautiful medieval village.

It has a fascinating history and a long line of illustrious owners. Since 1985 it has become a renowned French restaurant with five luxurious bedrooms offering them the chance to stay and dine in this unique boutique hotel whilst enjoying a stay in the English countryside.

In early 2018 the The Great House ownership changed hands with the new owners looking forward to carrying on the illustrious history of The Great House alongside the team, continuing to offer french cuisine in an award winning restaurant and hotel.


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