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  • AA 5 Gold Star Hotel
  • AA 3 Rosettes

Hotel with 5 rooms £215 prpn


The Bastille Room

The Bastille Room

Seating area in our elegant Bastille Room.

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


Market Place,
CO10 9QZ


Housed in a simply stunning 14th-century building, The Great House is the jewel in the crown of the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham. One of the best restaurants in the East of England, The Great House offers an exquisite dining experience - traditional cooking with a modern twist, including our Experience Menu, crafted to take you on a culinary journey.

The Great House was awarded a 2020 Traveller's Choice award for being recognised amongst the best in Britain. This award is based on outstanding reviews left by our guests during 2020 placing The Great House in the top 10% of hospitality businesses worldwide.

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the countryside and discover a little taste of France at The Great House. Your experience doesn’t stop at the restaurant as The Great House hosts five elegant rooms, perfect for a short break away with a loved one. The Versailles bedroom includes a majestic four-poster bed whilst the Élysée bedroom comes complete with two king-sized beds and a relaxing seating area. If you are looking to enjoy a peaceful slumber with a historic atmosphere, the Bastille bedroom is full of charm with exposed beams and brickwork. There’s then the Montmartre bedroom which provides a comfortable and snug location tucked away at the top of the house whilst the Bohème bedroom offers a cosy setting, perfect for a business stay. All of the bedrooms at The Great House have well-equipped bathrooms and free Wi-Fi with room service also available.

During the COVID-19 pandemic The Great House adapted and reinvented their way of life to accommodate the new restrictions required to help keep everyone safe. Therefore, there are a range of safety measures to ensure you feel as safe as possible when visiting, please view the website for more information.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsMinibar in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Special diets availableIroning facilitiesGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableStaff fluent in FrenchOn street/public parking

We are right on the Market Place of Lavenham by the National Trust Guildhall and the Little Hall Museum. All day Free parking available on Market Place. Children welcome from any age.



See location of The Great House Restaurant and Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 916493  Lat: 52.10917 Long: 0.79694

From A134 or A1071 to Lavenham. When in the High Street, turn into Market Lane (OPPOSITE Timbers antiques). We are just behind the cross on the market place. Or turn up into Lady Street when in Water Street, then drive up to the Market Place.

By Public Transport:
From London Liverpool Street Station to Sudbury (Suffolk) change at Marks Tey
From Colchester - 12 miles Taxi or bus 753 to Bury St Edmunds via Sudbury and Lavenham.
From Sudbury train station - either bus 753 or taxi (10 mins).


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Minibar in bedroomsMinibar in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking

We are right on the Market Place of Lavenham by the National Trust Guildhall and the Little Hall Museum. All day Free parking available on Market Place. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesBath with support handrails available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian