Welcome

Experience amazing British cuisine in the heart of Suffolk. Set in the idyllic village of Long Melford, close to the birthplace and home of Thomas Gainsborough, The Swan offers an exquisite dining experience.


An array of constantly changing menus are available which are crafted and prepared with culinary passion using the best seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and Afternoon Tea which is available both in the restaurant or at a private dining room.  Not to forget the Swan garden which is a hidden oasis. The perfect spot for making the most of our British summers, either relaxing with a drink or enjoying the fantastic locally sourced cuisine.


Our Chef Alex will ensure that all guests fully enjoy their experience, deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside.

A stylish dining pub in a characterful old wool town

Discover our wide range of wines

Experience fine dining  like never before

Afternoon Tea

Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside surroundings of Long Melford, our Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Private Dining

Opulent, elegant and exclusive;

private dining is taken to a new level

What our customers are saying:

"My wife and I booked a table at this restaurant last week and we were both amazed at how good the food was. We both had the cannon of lamb and it was delicious...cooked to perfection. We ate at a number of other Long Melford restaurants during our stay and this was by far the best!"

  • Mendonca L

"We visited The Swan on Sunday 9th June, hoping we could try the Sunday roast. What an absolute delight. I understand from the very friendly and efficient staff, that they have only been open one month, under new ownership, after a major re-fit. The roast sirloin was beautifully pink, the potatoes and vegetables perfect. There were other options, ie pork. The dessert choice was imaginative and beautifully presented. A two course offering for £19 was superb value. We had dessert, but there were great options for a starter, instead of a sweet. I recommend this place totally."

  • Pam H

"We went to retry the restaurant since it has been taken over, the staff were friendly, welcoming and very efficient. Food came promptly and was every thing it promised and more. The chips were the best I have tasted for a long while and the batter was crisp, thin and tasty as was the fish. The desert was even better.Cant wait to go back to try more. What an improvement!"

  • Paul M