Awards

The Swan at Lavenham strikes Gold at VisitEngland Awards



The Swan at Lavenham has been awarded Gold in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 Ceremony.

The Gold Award is the highest Award for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow. The Swan at Lavenham was presented with their Gold Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 20 May 2013 at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Speaking on behalf of The Swan at Lavenham Ingo Wiangke said; “To have reached top place at these highly regarded, national awards is a glowing testament to our team’s hard work, dedication and passion to providing only the very best customer service. Our deepest thanks go to everyone who supported us.”

Britain's Greenest Golf Course


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club are thrilled to announce they have been named Britain’s Greenest Golf Course.

It has been named winner of the “Overall Environmental Achievement Award” at the STRI Golf Environment Awards 2012, organised by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute), a leading industry expert in the preparation and maintenance of sports pitches.

Green Tourism Awards


Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved. Tourism, as one of the main economic drivers in the UK, has its part to play. That is where the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) comes in.

The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with Visit Scotland, it is now the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT)

All the hotels in the Group have opted to join Green Tourism - and we are pleased to announce that they have all achieved the Silver Award.

Suffolk Carbon Charter


A unique and innovative scheme to recognise carbon reduction measures in Suffolk's small and medium businesses.

We are delighted to announce that Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club has achieved a Gold award, The Brudenell and The White Lion have both achieved a Bronze award. Well done to all concerned.

Pride of Britain


Formed in 1982, the consortium enables like-minded hoteliers to pool their resources to reach a wider audience of discerning customers. Membership is limited to a maximum of 50 properties, and it is the members themselves who decide whether a new applicant is suitable to belong to the consortium, following an anonymous inspection and a ballot. The Swan at Lavenham is delighted to have been chosen to join this elite collection.

Anglian Business Awards - Medium/Large Business of the Year - Winners 2010


Archant’s Anglian Business Awards, in conjunction with main sponsors EDF and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to recognise and reward outstanding business excellence. T A Hotel Collection (formerly Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels) won Medium/Large Business of the Year category.

Large Hotel of the Year Award - Tourism in Suffolk Awards 2011


Organised by the media company Archant, The Swan Hotel in Lavenham was awarded 1st place in this great local event.

STRI Golf Environment Awards 2011 Winners


Following extensive work by Course Manager Ian Willet and his crew, Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club won the Southern Regional Award Golf Environment Awards 2011.
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