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The Black Lion

Traveller (38)
Room & Suite (15)
Dining (9)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Black Lion is a place to eat, drink, sleep and relax. It features roaring log fires in the bar, the 40 cover restaurant and the warm and cosy drawing room. The new conservatory is the perfect space for private dinner parties, business meetings or cocktail parties - it leads onto the large terrace perfect for al fresco dining. The 10 bedrooms include a luxury suite and family room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel


Full view
57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
127Restaurantswithin 10 km
45Attractionswithin 10 km
15Room tips
Traveller rating
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Time of year
Traveller type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Recently had a Friday overnight stay in a luxury room overlooking the green, loved it. I’m a bit judgemental of welcomes as I feel this is very important as it is your first experience of their establishment, no issues here as we were welcomed with a big smile from a lady named
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Stayed a night for my wife's birthday. Historic building near Melford Hall and the church, that was an inn in the 15th century apparently. Not that large but very cosy and staff all friendly and helpful. Large bedroom decorated in period style and very clean, as was the
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Just stayed one night at this lovely hotel, situated on a large green. A warm welcome at reception and an exceptionally helpful and pleasant duty manager, Connor. The room was well appointed with a very comfortable bed. We were not so successful at working the espresso coffee
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Strongly recommend this lovely pub/hotel - warm, informal atmosphere, efficient and friendly staff, great food, comfortable beds, and good sized rooms with antiques and calm, muted colours. Eight of us friends celebrated a double 50th with Saturday and Sunday walks and a
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Response from ChestnutGroup, Assistant Manager at The Black Lion
Responded 2 weeks ago
SaffronFamily, Thank you for taking the time to review our property - it was a pleasure to welcome you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your anniversaries - thank you for spending them with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest, Lewis R - Assistant Manager
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Just stayed a couple of nights with my partner and our dog! Lovely hotel with lots of character set on the edge of the village with a stately home opposite. Comfortable room with en-suite. Breakfast was made with local ingredients and the eggs florentine hit the spot. On our
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Response from ChestnutGroup, Assistant Manager at The Black Lion
Responded 3 weeks ago
SeagullsBrighton, Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us - it was a pleasure to welcome you! I am glad you found the property so lovely! We are incredibly proud of our property so its great you enjoyed it! All our food is made using local ingredients, I am glad to hear you enjoyed both your breakfast and dinner! Thank you also for complimenting our team, they work incredibly hard so to be praised is so welcome! I will pass your feedback on. Kindest, Lewis R - Assistant Manager
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Luxury room lounge area
"Room over-looking the Green is preferable"
"Room 7 has dual aspect windows,"
"The rooms at the side of the building overlook the green."
"There are different themed rooms to accommodate all different tastes"
"Second floor rooms are extremely warm in this current spell of good weather."
US$108 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
black lion long melford
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaBabergh DistrictLong Melford
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