The Black Lion in Long Melford

A fabulous old restaurant on the village green in a beautiful historic village. Perfect for a long lunch or dinner, they also serve teas and coffees all day and have a wonderful bar with a roaring fire in the winter

They even have a bunch of board games waiting for you

Definitely one of my favourite places. Very dog friendly

Only 17  miles from Woodfarm

Where is it:

The Green
Long Melford
CO10 9DN

Where on the web:


01787 374557


Breakfast 7.30 – 9.30am (Weekends 8.30am – 10am)
Lunch 12 – 2pm
Afternoon Tea 2 – 5pm
Dinner 7 – 11 (last orders at 9pm)

A bit more information ....

A warm and friendly welcome is assured for all at The Black Lion, a privately owned place with a passion for great food, much of it regionally sourced, and real ale. Commanding a glorious position overlooking the green in Long Melford, this historic hotel is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Relax in front of a roaring fire and feel like you have come home.

The Black Lion’s award-winning restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering a substantial menu featuring many hearty favourites including Estate potted hare and partridge pate, wholemeal toast or Angus oxtail & kidney suet pudding, truffle oil mashed potatoes, roast chantey carrots, red wine sauce and Slow roasted shoulder of pork stuffed with bramley apple and sage, fondant potatoes, Aspall Suffolk cider sauce. A relaxed Sunday at the Black Lion has become a tradition for many customers, enjoying roast Rib of Beef with all of the trimmings

Long Melford has antique emporiums, made famous by the filming of Lovejoy, craft shops and two of the finest stately homes and the beautiful 15th century Holy Trinity Church and is one of the most attractive villages in England
Posted by Carl Scott