The Black Lion


The Black Lion

The Green
Long Melford
United Kingdom
CO10 9DN

The Black Lion

Come dine with us at our 15th Century inn, where our contemporary take on traditional fare creates a fantastic environment to enjoy our fine ales, wines, and cuisine.

Long Melford is a lovely village in Suffolk where we enthusiastically champion everything that makes our area so wonderful—its people, heritage, and character.

Great food often accompanies time well spent. Our Head Chef carefully creates menus using local ingredients while accommodating our customers’ diverse desires. From vegetarian to gluten-free to meat-loving, every detail is carefully considered.

We want to be considerate of our guests’ diverse tastes in drinks, as we are in our cuisine. We hope our expansive wine list, the wide selection of beers—including seasonal mocktails and cocktails—and other drink options fulfil this goal.

You’ll have a peaceful night’s sleep in one of our 10 individually designed bedrooms when it’s time to hit the hay. We have cosy snugs, luxury suites, a family room with contemporary interior design, and a luxury suite, all reflective of our Georgian building. 

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The Black Lion can provide everything you and your guests need to make your special day memorable. Whether you want an intimate gathering or an extravagant soirée, The Black Lion is the perfect location.

The Black Lion is the ideal venue for your special occasion, whether for a wedding breakfast or an evening reception. Sit down and eat your specially prepared wedding breakfast, and then dance the night away with your other half.

Christmas 2022
You will find favourite dishes throughout our menus, as well as lots of Christmas cheer.

Have a magical stay before Christmas Day with an overnight package filled with yuletide treats. Adorned with greenery and fairy lights, the bar is the perfect place to kick off your stay. Later, you can tuck into a delicious meal for two in your room, where you will find a Christmas gift waiting for you before settling in for a good night’s sleep.

Our one-night-only festive stay package is available from November the 23rd until December 23rd, and depends on availability. So don’t delay, book your stay now! The festive package includes:

  • A Christmas gift
  • Festive Cocktails
  • Dinner for two
  • A night in one of the luxurious bedrooms

Rates start at £212

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