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About Us

The Long Melford Swan is owned and managed by siblings Iain Macmillan and Lorna Pissarro. Together with their father Andrew, they have brought together their passion for food and design to create something very special.

Their vision was to open a welcoming bar and restaurant with an appealing menu which is crafted and prepared with culinary passion using the best seasonal ingredients. The luxurious rooms each have their own look and feel, where, after a fabulous meal, guests can enjoy a restful night and a mouth-watering award winning breakfast the following morning.


"When we took on the Swan in 2011, we knew what we wanted to create, but the tiny kitchen meant we were a little limited. Over the last 7 years we have renovated the whole building, including a new state-of-the-art kitchen giving us the space and equipment to deliver our high quality menu."

Iain Macmillan

"I have loved designing the look and feel of both the restaurant and the bedrooms. I wanted to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and stylish. The restaurant has different areas to suit our customers which include a lively front bar, a relaxing garden room and a cosy restaurant. We also have a private dining room and chef's table."

Lorna Pissarro
Listed in the Michelin Guide, an array of constantly changing menus are available in this 2 AA rosette restaurant. All dishes are prepared by a team of talented chefs using only the finest seasonal produce, returning diners always have an exciting range of options to choose from throughout the year. Guests can enjoy an award winning Breakfast or Brunch as well as a full À La Carte menu for lunch or dinner. Or explore the flavours of The Long Melford Swan with a six course Tasting Menu, either in the calming atmosphere of the restaurant or as a group of six to eight people in the privacy of The Chef's Table, Tasting Room.

"AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year 2018-19"
Stay the night in one of seven five star rated luxury boutique bedrooms, including one family suite. Each room is individually designed with premium fixtures and fittings and boasts a Super king-size Hypnos bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. The sensual en-suite bathrooms feature standalone showers, beautiful slipper baths, handmade tiles and complimentary Noble Isle bath & shower products made from natural extracts.

The siblings also own The Lavenham Greyhound, and The Hadleigh Ram. Each has it's own look and feel which match the towns and villages they are in.