We're a Pride of Britain Hotel

The Swan at Lavenham is a proud member of PoB Hotels, a collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences across the British Isles.

PoB Hotels only invite the very best independent hotels to join their collection - but there's much more to it than that. Think of PoB Hotels as the key and each hotel as a door to new experiences. Each completely unique, each hand-picked, each the Pride of Britain.

Established in 1982 by a group of 12 passionate hoteliers, PoB Hotels today has grown to over 50 city-based, countryside and coastal locations. The essence of PoB Hotels is built on its British heritage, honouring provenance and sincere, authentic service. They love the independent nature and unique culture at each property. What ties the hotels together is not being the same, but celebrating individuality with a common vision - offering guests nothing but the best experiences.

They're all about pairing each guest with an experience that's extraordinary and unique, so all members are inspected to ensure they live up to the PoB standard. Plus, admission of new members is subject to successfully passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of the membership.

In 2022, PoB Hotels partnered with EarthCheck, the leading global sustainability certification programme. This step formalises an ongoing commitment to responsible travel and an effort to promote sustainable practices across its collection.

Dog Friendly Hotel, Bar and Lounge

We happily invite well-behaved dogs to The Swan at Lavenham. We have a selection of dog friendly bedrooms, and areas in the hotel, for full information, please click the button below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I bring my dog with me?

A. We welcome all well behaved dogs to The Swan, they are welcome in the Brasserie 487, the lounge, garden (season dependant) Airmen's Bar and a select number of bedrooms, for more information on our Pooch Policy, please click here.

Q. Do you have a lift?

A. Due to the age and layout of the building, we do not have a lift, it is important to note that all of our bedrooms have steps or stairs on the entrance to the room, this includes those located on the ground floor.

Q. I use a wheelchair, how accessible is The Swan?

A. We have ramps for easy access to both restaurants, The Brasserie and The Gallery, as well as the lounge and Airmen's Bar. Unfortunately due to the age of the building, we are unable to provide access to bedrooms as each room has steps into the room.

Q. Can I bring little ones?

A. Our doors are open to all, we kindly ask that if your party includes children under the age of 8, that you book a table in the Brasserie and not The Gallery.

Q. Where can I park?

A. We have two car parks reserved for guests of The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa, the first is a small car park at the rear of the hotel which operates on a first come, first serve basis, it can be accessed by turning up Lady Street, and taking the first entrance on the left. The second is located behind the East of England Co-op and can be accessed by turning off the High Street and down Hall Road, the entrance is on your left and is secured with a coded barrier. This is reserved for guests staying with us and using Weavers' House Spa. The code for the barrier will be included on your pre-stay email, and Weavers' can provide the code ahead of your visit.

If you are joining us in the restaurant, lounge or garden, you'll find on street parking around the village, as well as up on the Market Square (can be accessed via Lady Street) or, there is a larger car park at the top of Church Street at The Cock Horse Inn. We are unfortunately unable to guarantee parking and kindly ask that you respect the residents of the village by not blocking driveways or access points.

Q. Can I charge my electric car nearby?

A. There is an electric charging point a short walk away at The Cock Horse Inn. The car park can be found at the top of Church Street, CO10 9SA. It is important to note that The Cock Horse Inn is at the top of a hill and takes approximately 5 minutes to walk to and from. There are further charging points Lavenham Gas Works car park, CO10 9RN, this can be found at the opposite end of Water Street to The Swan.


The Swan at Lavenham is located on and faces Water Street, the High Street and Lady Street, which means many of our bedrooms are on the road side, if you are a particularly light sleeper, we advise that you get in touch and we will do our best to allocate you a room that faces the gardens.

As one of the leading hotels in Suffolk, there are plenty of ways to reach us here in historic Lavenham. We’re situated amongst beautiful Suffolk countryside and timber buildings, and Lavenham is widely regarded as being one of the finest surviving examples of a medieval town. If you need any advice or have any queries about getting to us then just contact a member of our team to ask.

The Swan at Lavenham, Hotel and Spa, High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QA

CALL US: 01787 247477