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Best Spa for Serenity Award Winners
11 Nov 2015
Weavers’ House Spa at the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa, Suffolk has won the coveted Good Spa Guide national ‘Best Spa for Serenity’ award for being the most tranquil spa in Britain, sponsored by Thalgo. Opened just nine months ago, the luxurious spa was also awarded a top five bubble rating by the Good Spa Guide back in May 2015.
The Airmen's Bar Signatures Project
05 Nov 2015
Remembrance Sunday commemorations are always an opportunity for reflection. Here at The Swan we’re undertaking a project to identify as many signatures on the walls of the
as possible. The Swan was a favourite watering hole of UK and US forces during WWII and many of the personnel signed their names on the walls of the bar.
Afternoon Tea MacMillan Cancer Support Charity Event
27 Oct 2015
On Tuesday 27th October 2015 Lunch Is Serious Business ‘LISB’ is hosting their first
Charity event at the historic Swan Hotel from 2pm-5pm, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
July Competition News
31 Jul 2015
The drums have rolled, the entries have been shuffled and a winner has been drawn from our July Competition.
Lavenham events this Summer
17 Jul 2015
As the start of the holiday season approaches for many, there is plenty to look forward to here in Lavenham with numerous events and attractions to enjoy.
Weavers' House Spa Opening Launch Night
17 Apr 2015
Watch the video of the opening launch night of Weavers' House Spa here at The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk.
How to make our 'All Talk' cocktail
14 Apr 2015
Join us at our brand new Weavers' House Spa here in Lavenham, Suffolk, and enjoy an 'All Talk' cocktail, as put together here by Phillip our bar manager.
VE Day Celebrations
09 Apr 2015
A three-day weekend of events will mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day from the 8th-10th May 2015, with celebrations taking place across the country.
Head chef Justin Kett talks spa-inspired food
29 Mar 2015
Head chef, Justin Kett, talks about the spa-inspired food being served at The Swan at Lavenham for our brand new Weavers' House Spa here in Suffolk.
Six Days to Go!
24 Mar 2015
The launch of our luxurious brand new Weavers’ House Spa is just six days away…
Weavers' House Spa Opening Date Confirmed
11 Mar 2015
We are delighted to announce that our highly anticipated Weavers’ House Spa will officially open for business on the 30th March, 2015.
How to make our 'Take a Grip' cocktail
18 Feb 2015
Find out how to make a delicious 'Take a Grip' cocktail served here at The Swan at Lavenham in partnership with our brand new Weavers' House Spa, opening soon...
16 Feb 2015
Business Development Manager, Jane Larcombe, shares her feedback from the launch of our monthly business breakfasts and what we have lined up for the corporate world over the next few weeks.
Introducing our Weavers' House Spa cocktail range
23 Jan 2015
Becky and Phillip introduce the brand new cocktail range being served at The Swan in celebration of the upcoming launch of Weavers' House Spa.
Introducing our Networking Breakfasts
09 Jan 2015
We are delighted to announce the launch of a monthly Business Breakfast Networking event here at The Swan, commencing in January 2015. Aiming to connect business minds in the area on a regular basis, each session will host a different speaker for a 15-20 minute talk on subjects useful for attending delegates.
A History of Lavenham
24 Dec 2014
Watch our video
to hear Jane Gosling, the curator of the
Guildhall in Lavenham
tell us a little about the beautiful Guildhall building in Lavenham, Suffolk.
An Evening with Anthony Horowitz
24 Dec 2014
Video footage from an Evening with Anthony Horowitz Friday 14th November 2014, in association with the 4th Lavenham Literary Festival and in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). In this video Anthony is interviewed by BBC Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin.
5 wines to compliment your Christmas cooking
23 Dec 2014
With the clock ticking until the big day, Head Sommelier, Francois Belin, shares a selection of his recommended wines to compliment your Christmas cooking this festive season.
Christmas Cooking Tips with Head Chef Justin Kett
19 Dec 2014
With Christmas just a few days away, Justin Kett, head chef here at our restaurant in Lavenham, Suffolk, shares his top tips for Christmas cooking this festive season - over to you, Justin...
Lavenham at Christmas
02 Dec 2014
Jane Gosling, Curator of the
talks about Lavenham at Christmas and the Lavenham Christmas Fair taking place on the evening of the 5th and all day on the 6th and 7th of December 2014 on the Market Place, with events, entertainment, food and craft stalls.
A warm welcome to Jane Larcombe
28 Nov 2014
We are delighted to officially welcome a new member of the Swan at Lavenham family, our Business Development Manager, Jane Larcombe.
Christmas and New Year in Lavenham
13 Nov 2014
Warm log fires, cosy nights in, good food, great company and festive spirit; it must mean one thing, Christmas is upon us.
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.
Weavers’ House Spa Just Weeks From Launch
30 Sep 2014
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 March 2015.
A Shift in Seasons
19 Sep 2014
The arrival of autumn draws ever closer and with it a seasonal shift in ingredients served at our restaurant here in Lavenham.
A Perfect Wedding Destination
28 Aug 2014
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.
Smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit and watercress salad recipe
27 Aug 2014
Our head chef's delicious smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit and watercress salad recipe.
Romans, Wool Trade and Medieval Buildings – A History of Lavenham
22 Aug 2014
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?
Spitfire pilots used to drink here during the Battle of Britain
11 Aug 2014
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:
Radio Interview with the General Manager at the Swan
01 Jul 2014
Great radio interview with the General Manager Ingo Wiangke from the Swan at Lavenham Hotel with Robert Walshe of Q Radio Network.
The Swan sponsors Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket
17 Apr 2014
Once again we are proud to sponsor the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, Thursday 17th April 2014.
Learn how to make a five minute soft centre chocolate pudding
01 Dec 2013
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.
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.
Four AA Red Stars for Swan at Lavenham
29 Sep 2013
Awarded AA four Red Star status in recognition of its consistently high levels of hospitality and service.
The Swan at Lavenham strikes Gold
20 May 2013
Awarded Gold in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013 Ceremony.
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.
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.
Moet & Chandon Champagne Tasting Evening
27 Jan 2012
Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting and Fine Dining Friday 27th January 2012.
Meet Head Chef Justin Kett
30 Nov 2011
Watch Head Chef Justin Kett cook Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet with Tomato and Crab Risotto.
The Swan at Lavenham Official Hotel Video
31 Oct 2011
Take a journey through time with us.