'Welcome to The Swan'

On our on-going quest to offer excellent customer service we are proud to announce two key new members to our senior management team Francois Belin, Sommelier and Deborah Tullett, Restaurant Manager.
Francois is a fully trained and knowledgeable wine professional; originally from France he found his passion for wine there. He began his career training in the Loire Valley wine region and most recently worked in London as Assistant Head Sommelier at the 5 star hotel The Goring. Francois’ roles will be in wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation and to offer an expert wine service to guests in the Gallery restaurant. François will work alongside the culinary team and pair and suggest wines that will best complement each item on the menu. François will be on hand to advise guest to the Gallery restaurant on what will work within their taste preference and budget. Come and say hello to François and pick his brain on all things wine related.

Deborah, who grew up in Hadleigh, Suffolk and has worked across the country, is looking forward to returning to the beautiful Suffolk County. She is highly trained with several qualifications including a Degree in Hotel Management and has had several roles in high profile restaurants and hotels. Her most recent role was with four star hotel Runnymede in Staines as Restaurant Manager and previously with the sister hotel The Grove in Hertfordshire. Deborah has a real passion for everything food related and when she is not working enjoys eating out in restaurants, her passion for quality and service will be a real bonus to the restaurant team. Deborah will be managing the staff and day to day running for both the Gallery restaurant and the Brasserie. Deborah said ‘I am look forward to welcoming visitors to the beautiful Swan at Lavenham and getting to know everyone’. Please do say hello to Deborah when you visit.