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The Angel Hotel, Lavenham - pub details

Angel Hotel

Address: Market Square, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30334) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Greyhound, Lavenham (0.1 miles), Cock, Lavenham (0.3 miles), Cock Inn, Brent Eleigh (1.5 miles), Six Bells, Preston St Mary (1.9 miles)

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Well the below explains quite a lot. Visited the place last year and found it rather quiet and empty, thought it was a restaurant that did you a beer rather than a pub at the time. Now the place looks more like a pub that does food and a very good one too. Grand open fire with comfy sofas, good pint if Adnams, could have happily sat there most of the evening if I hadn't come there to eat. Luckily, the food was top notch.
Billyfish - 6 Feb 2015 11:47
Word around town is that this has changed hands yet again. The Marco Pierre White experiment has been deemed a failure. It is to be hoped that it might now return to being the best village pub again. Come back Roy and Anne...
Stallywag - 16 Oct 2014 12:58
This is no longer a pub. As a restaurant, the food portions were tiny, the quality dreadful, and service painfully slow. I shall not be visiting again unless there is a change of management.
Quercus2 - 7 Apr 2012 17:18
They really, really don't want to be a pub anymore. Ran out of beer the other night. Seriously, all they had left was some cider.

The interior has taken on something of gloomy unwelcoming atmosphere. The seats outside the pub are there one day and not the next, then back again. Prices drift upwards. The staff don't seem to have a clear idea about what they're doing - under orders from head office and nervous about the occasional visit from Marco.

Shame a young energetic couple didn't buy this and run it properly in the tradition which Roy and Anne established. As it is it has lost it's way as a pub without establishing itself as anything other than a cynical outpost of a 'high end' food chain.
Stallywag - 4 Oct 2011 09:35
Well, they�ve invested a bit of money which the building badly needed. But they�re also doing their level best to turn it from an inn with good food into a restaurant plain and simple. Although they still serve drinkers, prices have shot up and lager and Adnams are no longer on the menu.

The pictures all over the walls look interesting - originals by JAK and David Hughes - even though on closer inspection most feature Marco himself (you even get a photo of him to take home at the end of your meal). And the hide tableclothes may or may not be Marco's old leather trousers from the eighties. But a quick look at the websites of his other pubs suggest he must have bought the decor by the pallet load - everywhere the same.

Some of the old staff I gather are becoming quite demoralised. The new staff are friendly & eager, if a tad nervous and awkward. I sense a disparity between how they�re being instructed by head office and what they�re finding is the reality of Lavenham.

For what it�s worth the Timothy Taylor Landlord was fine and the potted shrimp absolutely delicious. But there is a feeling here of a concept being forced onto something that it doesn�t quite fit.

Stallywag - 13 Aug 2011 16:24

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