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About this property

The Black Lion is a 15th Century dog-friendly coaching inn and gastropub with stylish individually decorated rooms, in the delightful village of Long Melford in Suffolk. With a fabulous dog-friendly ethos and delicious food and ales, the Inn offers a warm welcome to four legged friends as well as their owners. The Inn is the heart of the picturesque village next to the village church with lots of doggie walks from the doorstep and the National Trust’s Long Melford Hall across the road. Kentwell, Lavenham, and Newmarket racecourse are also nearby. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with your pet at the Inn for seven days a week.

Dine with Your Dog

You can dine with your dog in the bar, on the terrace, and also in the conservatory. The menu changes seasonally and includes pub classics such as burgers, fish and chips as well as local Suffolk lamb.

Bow wow factor

The super dog-friendly atmosphere and great walks from the door and a doggie welcome package including dog treats, wax-based paw oil, and a cosy blanket.

Need to know

Cot Available
Cot Available
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Family Rooms
Family Rooms
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Pub Within 1 Mile
Pub Within 1 Mile
Restaurant
Restaurant
Rural
Rural
WiFi
WiFi

Bedrooms & Suites

There are nine dog-friendly bedrooms. All bedrooms feature flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, super-fast wi fi and Bramley products. Dogs are provided with a cosy blanket, wax-based paw oil and treats.

Sung Room

Cosy Snug rooms have a warm, homely feel. These rooms have a large double bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, and wool throws. The bathrooms feature a traditional bath with an over-head shower, washstand, and heated towel rail.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Luxury Room

The Luxury rooms offer extra space in which to unwind and relax. All rooms are well furnished with large king-sized beds and Egyptian cotton sheets. Each room has a traditional bathroom with a shower over the bath, washbasin, and a heated towel rail.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Family Room

This is the perfect room for your family and your four-legged friends. This suite features two linked bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and the ‘kids’ room is fitted with bunk beds. A large en-suite bathroom features a modern bath with an overhead shower, basin, and heated towel rail. Both rooms feature traditional, antique furniture, and luxurious beds.
Accommodates

4 adults   2 pets  

Dog-Friendly Nearby

There are some wonderful walks from the doorstep which will take you through open fields, rolling hills, pretty villages, and gorgeous vistas. Walk around the lovely village of Long Melford which includes antique shops and dog-friendly cafes including the Long Melford tea room. A lovely doggie walk is a 20-minute walk from the village to the Melford Country Park. Here you will find ponds, woodlands and riverside walks and meadows.  Also, visit The National Trust Melford Hall with gorgeous walking trails through the ancient park which was the family home of the Hyde Parker family. Your walks around Long Melford Will take you through open fields and rolling hills, pretty villages, and gorgeous vistas. You could also try the Gainsborough trail which includes a delightful meadow walk, a 3.5 miles walk along ancient water meadows.

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