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The Black Lion

The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
+44 1787 312356
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (2 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our Sunday lunch visit didn't start well with a limited range of draft drinks & certain dishes already off the menu. When we discovered it was their last day before a 2.5 month refurbishment we were a bit concerned as to what lunch would be...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Popped in again for a glass of wine and some Prosecco. Second time in a week now, the white wine was warm (left in a large bucket on the bar), Prosecco was flat and had no fizz. For the price, not ok. As a regular...More

Thank PaulJarrett
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear PaulJarrett, Thanks for your review. The Chestnut Group has recently purchased the Black Lion and will be shutting it for full refurbishment next week. We very much look forward to showing you all new Black Lion in Autumn 2017. Apologies for the issues you...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch this week and my first impressions were not great, the restaurant looks tired and needs a bit of TLC. However the food was fantastic and the presentation of the dishes wouldn't of looked out of place in a Michelin restaurant....More

Thank poppiesbrother
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stayed for one night. This is a grand 3 story hotel which looks down into Long Melford. Good service and the breakfast was lovely. We didn't eat in the evening as the menu was quite pricey and we didn't want to dress up -...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in today for lunch with my friend. Had lunch from the set menu which was excellent. Food was of a very high standard and service could not be faulted. Definitely recommend the Black Lion. Very quaint country hotel.

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This year we came back to the Black Lion and plan to come back next year. So, yes, we really like this tiny hotel /B&B. The restaurant is fantastic; great food ; practically a fine dining experience.

Thank Walid C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Popped in here for Saturday lunch recently in lieu of Mother's Day lunch. We chose from the 'market menu' which is their fixed price set menu. Not a massive choice (3 from each course) but need not have worried as there's something for everyone on...More

Thank SFM1959
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very nice Hotel staff lovely also lovely food menu we had bed breakfast and the evening meal included in our deal

Thank D0wnsview
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

You will get a high quality meal made with good local products. GF options available. You do pay the price for it, but it is a cut above other local places. Highly recommend.

Thank teamcollard
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Served a variety of delicious dishes at lunchtime today .. elegant .. .tasty... calm atmosphere.. all very pleasant indeed . Will go there again .. lovely staff.

Thank Terry H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 312356
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