The Black Lion
“Stylish renovation with beautifully presented food” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
After a long renovation, The Black Lion has emerged as a very inviting establishment. Roaring log fires in winter, a cosy drawing room and a new conservatory leading out onto an alfresco dining terrace set the scene. The 10 stylish bedrooms range from snug to family rooms; some overlook the green and others the cathedral. All have TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, free fast WiFi and luxury toiletries as standard. The skilfully created and beautifully presented food has been awarded two AA Rosettes.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 10
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: f
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.
Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.
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