The Black Lion, Long Melford

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Iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Black Lion, Long Melford

The Black Lion, Long Melford

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
The Green, Long Melford, Sudbury, England, CO10 9DN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoly Trinity Church3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMelford Hall4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLong Melford Heritage Centre9 min walk
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)57 min drive

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About this area

Long Melford

The Black Lion, Long Melford is located in Sudbury. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Great Cornard Country Park and Dedham Vale, while Long Melford Heritage Centre and Gainsborough's House are cultural highlights. Lavenham Falconry and East Anglian Railway Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Holy Trinity Church - 3 min walk
  • Melford Hall - 4 min walk
  • Long Melford Heritage Centre - 9 min walk
  • Kentwell Hall - 5 min drive
  • Giffords Hall Vineyard - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Sudbury Station - 8 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 57 min drive


  • Bull Hotel - 8 min walk
  • The Crown Inn Hotel - 10 min walk
  • Cock and Bell - 12 min walk
  • Melford Valley Tandoori - 13 min walk
  • Gigi's Trattoria - 16 min walk

About this property

The Black Lion, Long Melford

4-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a reception hall. All 10 rooms boast spring water baths, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities that guests will find include espresso makers and electric kettles.
The Black Lion, Long Melford offers 10 accommodations with espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and spring water baths. This Sudbury inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 15 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Spring water bath


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per day
Welcoming dogs only
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 10 per day

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Black Lion Hotel Sudbury
Black Lion Sudbury
The Black Lion, Long Melford Inn
The Black Lion, Long Melford Sudbury
The Black Lion, Long Melford Inn Sudbury

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Gem of a historic hotel
Amazing hotel. The suite we stayed in was fabulous. The bathroom was spotless with a great shower. Eating in the hotel restaurant was a pleasure, the chef's creations were so tasty. Friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely come back.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing mini break
Lovely hotel, comfortable room. Staff were friendly and the food was delicious.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location very quiet. Room, although on the snug size, was lovely. Food excellent. I’m dairy free and the chef adapted dishes.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021