Press & Awards

The Great House is delighted to have been awarded a number of fantastic awards and titles over the years.
Some of our most recent include:

The Great House announced as Regional Winner in the Sunday Times Best Places to Stay Guide

The Sunday Times described The Great House as part of their article by saying “Outside is wonky, half-timbered, medieval Suffolk, but the moment you enter the Great House, you’re in rural France.” This quote captures the essence of The Great House and the authentic French cuisine and experience which we strive to offer.

For the full article by The Sunday Times please click here.

Top UK 100 Restaurants – 2017 Square Meal

Square Meal online article – Top 100 Restaurants

The UK’s top 30 French restaurants – 2017 Harden’s Guide

Online article – Top 30 French Restaurants

“…brilliant restaurant in the heart of Lavenham never falters” and wins praise in many reports for a “perfect meal from start to finish”. It occupies an “exquisite” timbered building, and provides “classic French cuisine, locally sourced, served in style, plus a great place to stay”. What’s more, “being taken into another room to peruse the amazing cheeseboard is always a treat to be relished.

Sitting proudly in the Market Square you will find ‘The Great House’  

‘As we ventured into the main dining area white, crisp tablecloths hung over evenly paced tables, which were completed with gleaming wine glasses, simply beckoning us to try some of the French wine on offer, all with the added touch of candlelight, creating a warm and romantic ambiance’. May 2017

Read the article online The Great House in Bounce Magazine

Delicious Magazine

‘Lavenham, a jumble of winding streets and crooked medieval houses, is one of Britain’s prettiest villages. The Great House, an handsome Georgian-fronted building, right on the market square, is a beacon of style and warmth. April 2017

One of the 20 best places to eat out in Suffolk

‘The Great House is the perfect place for a special occasion’ as seen in the Bury & West Suffolk Magazine

Lavenham Great House and other villagers bare almost all for charity calendar

A light-hearted and tasteful naked calendar, entitled ‘Lavenham Bares All’ will see well-known individuals and companies shed their clothes – and their modesty. money raised in aid of the new, purpose-built, pre-school building next to the village hall. For sale at The Great House restaurant in Lavenham £10. Get you copy now! Bury and West Suffolk Magazine

Cooking score 5 in the Good Food Guide 2017

Well done team! and thank you to all our customers who wrote a comment.
Score 5 means: Exact cooking techniques and a degree of ambition; showing balance and depth of flavour in dishes.
What does The Good Food Guide say about The Great House  “Perhaps the comment of one guest who felt ‘spoilt with food and kindness’ best captures the generous spirit of this elegant restaurant, a place bien dans sa peau that in 30 years appears rarely to have put a foot wrong.”  We love you!

The Best Of Suffolk Annual Guide 2016 – 2017

Established for over 30 years, The Great House is an exceptional culinary destination with a formidable reputation for its food as well as for quality, consistency and continuity

The Great House in aid of charity calendar for the pre-school building in Lavenham

Sue Clarke, manager of the village hall, said: “The calendar is a light-hearted way of looking at a lovely village. We need to raise £400,00 for a new pre-school building. We have already raised £10,000 and we hope the calendar might double that.” EADT August 2016

Expect rooms with exposed wooden beams and French dining

The Great House, Lavenham: restaurant and hotel review by Lucy Cavendish,  Olive Magazine, April 2016

Britain’s most romantic hotels – An inspector calls

The Great House, Lavenham, Suffolk. The front door will make you go weak at the knees …

Valentine’s Day Special Daily Mail – February 2016

The Great House in Lavenham – Three AA Rosettes

Article in the East Anglian Daily Times

The Great House, in Lavenham, is one of 20 nationwide to be awarded three AA Rosettes for being “outstanding” and “demanding recognition well beyond their local area”. Often referred to as the restaurant industry’s ‘Oscars’, the Rosettes are recognised as the AA’s most prestigious awards. The three Rosette rating puts The Great House in the top 8% of the UKs finest restaurants for criteria including quality of ingredients, flavour combinations, intelligent service and a well-chosen wine list.

The Great House in Lavenham given Top Honour

Article in the Suffolk Free Press

The Great House in Lavenham has been awarded the highly covered three AA Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards Ceremony in London