In celebration of the launch of the new Apple TV+ series 'Masters of the Air'
29 January 2024, 4pm
09 September 2024, 12am
About this offer
Immerse yourself within our history from World War II with our exclusive two-night stay, which includes a walking tour of nearby Lavenham Airfield on one of a limited number of days they open during the year.
As many of you will have seen, The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa's culinary Folk have created a fantastic Airmen's afternoon tea in celebration of the launch of the new Apple TV+ series 'Masters of the Air' and the 487th Bombardment Group who spent so much time at The Swan.
Now of course they couldn't just stop there, and so they bring you a very exclusive two-night break on select weekends between June and September of this year.
Stays available for the weekends of:
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2024
Saturday 13th& Sunday 14th July 2024
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2024
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2024
(Arrive on Saturday and depart on Monday)
Only five packages available per weekend
- What's included -
- 487 Commemorative beer and bowl of pork scratchings
- Dinner on in The Gallery Restaurant on Saturday evening (£30pp allowance)
- A walking tour of Lavenham Airfield on Sunday (transport not included) (more details below)
- 487 Afternoon Tea for two on Sunday afternoon (choose from either a sweet or savoury afternoon tea)
- Full breakfast each morning
- Two hours' use of Weavers' House Spa's heat and relaxation suites
- Complimentary Temple Spa toiletries in your room
- Dressing gown to use during your stay
Walking tour of Lavenham Airfield
We are thrilled to be able to offer admission for two adults as part of this package to one of the exclusive walking tours at Lavenham Airfield. The airfield walks are run by volunteers and therefore only opens for a small number of days during the year. The walk will take place on the Sunday of your stay, commencing at 10am and finishing at 1:30pm. Although this is not a long walk, there are many stops throughout the walk to show visitors many of the places where moments in history were made. Tours will continue to take place in all weather conditions, therefore please pack appropriate clothing and footwear for walking on an airfield.
All proceeds of the ticket sales go towards the USAAF 487th Bomb Group Memorial Fund.
How to book
You can book online by visiting our website, you can call us on 01787 247477.
About the Venue
The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is set in the beautiful, medieval village of Lavenham, approx. 15 minutes' drive from Bury St. Edmunds.
The village is full of historic timber-framed buildings and often described as 'the best preserved medieval village in England'. With its fine dining Gallery restaurant, The Swan has 45 en-suite bedrooms, 5 Bubble Rated luxury spa, two restaurants (Gallery and Brasserie 487), three meeting/function rooms, garden, cosy lounges and the famous Airmen's Bar, full of WW2 signatures and memorabilia.
RAF Lavenham was the home of the 487th Bombardment Group, 8th USAAF during WW2 and is popular with visitors, who are tracing 'The Friendly Invasion' of US forces in the East of England, during the Second World War.
Lavenham is often used as a film and TV location, famous for being featured in the 1980s TV series 'Lovejoy' and more recently, as the backdrop for a Harry Potter movie.
Non-residents are most welcome to book treatments in the hotel's luxury spa, Weavers' House Spa, and to visit the Airmen's Bar or dine in one of the restaurants for breakfast, lunch, Afternoon Tea or dinner.
The Swan can cater for any dietary requirements - please advise when booking your table or your room. The hotel offers free parking to residents and WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the property. The hotel is dog friendly, whether you're staying overnight or just popping in for coffee or enjoying a drink in the bar.
Lavenham offers a unique shopping experience, with lots of individual shops, art galleries and antique shops. The National Trust's Guildhall is set within the Market Place, as is the historic Little Hall - both well worth visiting.
Lavenham Tourist Information Centre are most helpful, so please pop in to see them, for advice, walking guides etc. Car parking is free throughout the village and there is free coach parking available at Lavenham Village Hall's car park.
Groups are most welcome and history talks can be arranged, if this is of interest to your group. All-in-all, this is a wonderful location to escape to, from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Booking During Covid-19:
The Swan at Lavenham understand that flexibility is an important factor when booking a break away, so we are making this easier with our no strings attached flexible rate. On this rate there is no deposit required and free cancellation up until 2pm 48 hours prior to arrival*. The flexible rate is available on three different break options to suit you, including dinner, bed & breakfast, room only or bed & breakfast. All you need to do is book yourself a much needed break away and enjoy that holiday feeling!
For more details on Flexible Rates visit https://theswanatlavenham.co.uk/offers/flexible-rates/.
Terms and conditions
For more information about terms and conditions please visit this link.
Rate is subject to room type, date and availability and is based on two sharing.Offer can be withdrawn at any time and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, applies to new bookings only. Includes an allowance of £30 per adult towards our dinner menu in The Gallery Restaurant, excluding drinks. Transport to Lavenham Airfield is not included and tours will continue to go ahead in all weather conditions.