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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel to celebrate a family birthday. We booked several rooms for family members - everyone was very pleased with their rooms. We had a family meal in the evening in the cosy hotel restaurant with log fire. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was excellent fine dining - adjourning afterwards to the lounge for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has always been one of our favourites and once again it did not disappoint us. Varinder and the team made us welcome and attended to our every need. Lovely evening meal with a great choice for me the non-meat eater and loved the textures of rhubarb dessert. Had a restful night in the lovely Yquem bedroom-couple of bits...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this hotel by a friend of ours,and we are so happy we choose this hotel. The asset of the hotel is the staff who is very friendly,helpful and extremely professional. The food was well presented and served by well trained staff. The manager and rest of the staff is so lovely.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Sunday lunch in a lovely setting. I really like the Black Lion. Staff are always so caring and the food exceptional. Very good value too. Cosy lounge to have a pre dinner drink or after dinner coffee. Roaring fires and a very nice restaurant that looks over The Green. Worth taking a walk up to the church too...

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed at the Black Lion in Long Melford as we were there for a friends wedding. The hotel was walking distance from the venue and village centre which was good. We were disappointed by the size of our room, which was small and the only place to sit was on the bed. The room was far too hot and...

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Starting with the positives - the staff are nice and welcoming, in particular the Spanish senior staff member who was charming. The breakfast was really good, the location is great. The hotel is warm, homely and un-precious. I'm a big fan of "shabby chic" but the Black Lion lost that status a long time ago. The room needs a thorough...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I can't say we had a bad meal, but for the prices I expected something more interesting. Service was slow but the staff were polite and attentive. I haven't stayed in the hotel as I'm local, so I have no experience of the rooms. However, the dining areas and general appearance of the building is that it requires a huge...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had lunch in the restaurant last Saturday and chose the roast turkey. I was disappointed with the only vegetable being Brussels Sprouts and as they were hardly cooked at all found them really inedible. I am very surprised that the chef apparently thinks it is acceptable to serve rock hard sprouts, which never should be viewed as "al dente"...

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Craig1313, Public Relations Manager at Black Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Can I send my apologies for your disappointment in the lack of vegetable choice and the way they were cooked. I have passed your comments on to the kitchen team and all feedback is welcomed. Best Wishes

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We have just returned from a Secret Escapes dinner, bed & breakfast deal of which we have done several all around Suffolk and this hotel needs some serious TLC to keep up with its competitors. Although I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and service first impressions really count and we were greeted by shabby hotel signs and a...

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Craig1313, Public Relations Manager at Black Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Lion. All your comments regarding the decor and maintenance of the hotel have been noted. We appreciate all feedback from our guests. I am very pleased the staff were attentive and that they made your stay enjoyable overall. Best Wishes

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely atmosphere at this hotel. Food was excellent. We had an evening meal and fantastic breakfast. The rooms were clean and roomy. Staff were exceptionally helpful and pleasant. Would recommend this hotel.

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Craig1313, Public Relations Manager at Black Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again Regards

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Black Lion Hotel

Address: The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Long Melford
Price Range: $203 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Black Lion Hotel Long Melford, England
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“hotel is in great location , great pub below.”
 of 5 bubbles clarkecarol76, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the rooms facing East have a lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineR83, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“high up, over looking The Green is further away from road”
 of 5 bubbles ginab816, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles mick677, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor rooms noisy from rooms above. Rooms at front of hotel suffer bad traffic noise. Request room overlooking green or courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles gwenday, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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