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A warm welcome to Jane Larcombe

28 Nov 2014
Business Development Manager Jane Larcombe
We are delighted to officially welcome a new member of the Swan at Lavenham family, our Business Development Manager, Jane Larcombe.

Jane has joined the team with a wealth of travel and hotel industry experience, and will be working with us to promote the hotel, including the fabulous Weaver’s House Spa, opening February 2015. Her key focus is on the corporate side of the business – meetings, networking events, corporate contracts, corporate entertainment etc., so if this is something you’re interested in finding out about, then please do make contact with her. Read more

Christmas and New Year in Lavenham

13 Nov 2014
Christmas and New Year in Lavenham
Warm log fires, cosy nights in, good food, great company and festive spirit; it must mean one thing, Christmas is upon us. Read more

Supper Club Menu - November 2014

02 Nov 2014
Swan Hotel Supper Club Menu
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person.

Join us in the brasserie this November for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine. Read more

The Eighth in the East

24 Oct 2014
The story of the 8th United States Army Air Force in the East of England is one of the most remarkable in military history. We take a look at the Eighth in the East partnership, a project celebrating its social legacy here in Suffolk and East Anglia, with local and regional events, exhibitions and touring theatre. Read more

Supper Club Menu – October 2014

01 Oct 2014
Supper Club Menu – October 2014
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person.

Join us in the brasserie this October for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine.
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Weavers’ House Spa Just Weeks From Launch

30 Sep 2014
Weavers’ House Spa
Weavers’ House Spa preparations are coming along nicely here at The Swan, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming many of you through our doors to relaxation from February 2015. Read more

A Shift in Seasons

19 Sep 2014
Justin Kett
The arrival of autumn draws ever closer and with it a seasonal shift in ingredients served at our restaurant here in Lavenham. Read more

Supper Club Menu – September 2014

01 Sep 2014
Supper Club Menu – September 2014
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person.

Join us in the brasserie in September for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine. Read more

A Perfect Wedding Destination

28 Aug 2014
A Perfect Wedding Destination
The Swan at Lavenham has always been a beautifully unique wedding destination, but with the new addition of Weavers’ House Spa opening this December, the appeal may have just got even greater. Read more

Smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit and watercress salad recipe

27 Aug 2014
Smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit and watercress salad recipe
Our head chef's delicious smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit and watercress salad recipe. Read more

Romans, Wool Trade and Medieval Buildings – A History of Lavenham

22 Aug 2014
History of Lavenham
Lavenham is one of the United Kingdom’s best-kept medieval villages with over three hundred listed buildings, many of which are protected by the excellent work of our country’s trusts and charities. But how did it all begin? Read more

Spitfire pilots used to drink here during the Battle of Britain

11 Aug 2014
Signatures on the wall of the Airmen's Bar at the Swan Hotel lavenham
The air base is now mostly weeds, but the fliers from the 487th Bomb Group stationed at Lavenham have left their names on the wall of the bar in the Swan Hotel. We've put together a few articles people have written about our historic bar below: Read more

Supper Club Dishes 3rd - 30th August

03 Aug 2014
Supper Club
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person. Read more

Fresh tagliatelle with summer greens at this weeks Supper Club

27 Jul 2014
Fresh tagliatelle with summer greens at this weeks Supper Club
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person. Read more

Enjoy Pressed belly of Suffolk pork at this weeks Supper Club

20 Jul 2014
Pressed belly of Suffolk pork at this weeks Supper Club
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person. Read more

Enjoy Pan-fried sea trout at this weeks Supper Club

13 Jul 2014
Pan-fried sea trout at this weeks Supper Club
Enjoy Chef’s main course of the week and a glass of wine selected by François, Head Sommelier for just £10 per person. Read more

Enjoy Corn-fed chicken risotto at this weeks Supper Club

06 Jul 2014
Corn-fed chicken risotto at this weeks Supper Club Swan Brasserie Lavenham
Join us in the brasserie for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine. Read more

Radio Interview with the General Manager at the Swan

01 Jul 2014
Radio Interview with General Manager Swan at Lavenham Hotel
Great radio interview with the General Manager Ingo Wiangke from the Swan at Lavenham Hotel with Robert Walshe of Q Radio Network. Read more

Enjoy Pan-fried plaice fillet at this weeks Supper Club

01 Jun 2014
Pan-fried plaice fillet - Swan Restaurant Lavenham Suffolk
Join us in the brasserie for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine. Read more

Enjoy Handmade Gnocchi at this weeks Supper Club

25 May 2014
Supper Club at the Swan Brasserie Lavenham
Join us in the brasserie for our Supper Club and enjoy an exquisite new dish every week created from fresh locally sourced ingredients with a matched glass of wine. Read more

The Swan sponsors Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket

17 Apr 2014
The Swan sponsors Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket
Once again we are proud to sponsor the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, Thursday 17th April 2014. Read more

Learn how to make a five minute soft centre chocolate pudding

01 Dec 2013
Learn how to make a five minute soft centre chocolate pudding
Enjoy a taster of one of the stunning recipes from Head Chef Justin's Culinary Classes - this one is from the class Christmas made easy. Read more

Culinary Masterclass review by Anne Ford

30 Sep 2013
Head Chef Justin Kett invests his master classes with practical knowledge, talent, enthusiasm and creative ideas. Read more

Four AA Red Stars for Swan at Lavenham

29 Sep 2013
Four AA Red Stars for Swan at Lavenham
Awarded AA four Red Star status in recognition of its consistently high levels of hospitality and service. Read more

The Swan at Lavenham strikes Gold

20 May 2013
Swan Lavenham wins VisitEngland Gold Award for Excellence
Awarded Gold in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013 Ceremony. Read more

Deborah Tullett appointed Restaurant Manager

30 Sep 2012
Deborah Tullett, 34, an accomplished manager and team leader within the quality hotel industry, appointed as Restaurant Manager. Read more

François Belin appointed Head Sommelier at the Swan

01 Sep 2012
New Head Sommelier at the Swan François Belin, 27, has been appointed to the new post of Head Sommelier at the iconic 15th century Swan at Lavenham in the heart of Suffolk. Read more

Moet & Chandon Champagne Tasting Evening

27 Jan 2012
Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting at the Swan at Lavenham
Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting and Fine Dining Friday 27th January 2012. Read more

Meet Head Chef Justin Kett

30 Nov 2011
Meet Head Chef Justin Kett at the Swan in Lavenham
Watch Head Chef Justin Kett cook Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet with Tomato and Crab Risotto. Read more

The Swan at Lavenham Official Hotel Video

31 Oct 2011
The Swan at Lavenham Official Hotel Video
Take a journey through time with us. Read more

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