Meet our Headline Sponsor

Here at The Taste of Sudbury we are absolutely delighted to be headline sponsored by The Long Melford Swan. We were lucky to have their support and investment in the event in 2017 and it really is a pleasure and a privilege to be working with them for a second year.

The Taste of Sudbury is a Community Interest Company which means the event is run for the enjoyment of the community and it is free to attend. Holding such a high quality event costs in the region of £20,000 and to have investment in the form of a headline sponsor is crucial in order for the event to take place.

Since opening in Long Melford in 2011, The Long Melford Swan has gone from strength to strength and is now a multi award winning restaurant with rooms – the latest trophy to add to the cabinet arrived just last week when The Swan was awarded the AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year in Great Britain.

The Long Melford Swan is owned and managed by the Macmillan family; siblings Oliver, Iain and Lorna and their father Andrew. The innovative menu in the restaurant is created by executive chef Oliver Macmillan and head chef Luke Parsons and offers a very tempting seasonal menu using the very best ingredients, blending traditional dishes with unique flavours and cooking techniques.

The look and feel of The Long Melford Swan was designed entirely by Lorna Pissarro and is contemporary and relaxing. Lorna was passionate about creating distinct areas which offer a different feel with a casual bar at the front for drinks and snacks, a bright and colourful garden room as well as a comfortable dining area.

Attention to detail both in the kitchen and in the customer experience has built The Long Melford Swan’s reputation and keeps customers returning again and again.

All menus change with the seasons and when the finest quality ingredients become available and with a choice of classic British favourites and inspired main dishes, The Long Melford Swan has something for everyone. In addition to the core menu, The Long Melford Swan has a selection of vegetarian dishes throughout the menu from small plates, starters and mains, a brunch menu and a fun interactive children’s menu!

Whatever the time of day, a casual bite with friends or a special celebration, the Long Melford Swan is the perfect destination. It has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and is the perfect spot for a catch up with friends and family, whether it is brunch, Sunday lunch or even a larger gathering with a party or tasting menu.

In addition there is a private dining area – The Pantry – which is connected to the kitchen and provides guests with a private dining experience and, for an informal gathering, the round table in the garden room seats 12 people and welcomes families and friends for a celebratory event or just a get-together.

At the heart of The Long Melford Swan is a passion for food and whatever the dish only the best ingredients are used, and where possible, ingredients are locally sourced from trusted suppliers.

Customers are at the heart of the Long Melford Swan too and care is always taken to make sure that every meal is enjoyed. Families are welcome, the children’s ‘cygnet’ menu has firm favourites and, on Sunday, children eat free when the family enjoys a traditional roast.

The team at the Long Melford Swan are passionate about making every customer’s experience the very best it can be. From a warm welcome to the service during the meal, every customer will enjoy a wonderful meal in a relaxed atmosphere.