Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Brome Swan

Brome Swan

closed June 2017

opened 17th century

Norwich Rd, IP23 8AP

grid reference TM 134 766

Heavily timbered 17th century pub with later additions. On main A140 equidistant Norwich and Ipswich. Large beer garden with childrens play area. Large restaurant with good menu, speciality curry night on Saturday. Single traditional bar with pictures to show how close a WW2 bomber from local Eye airfield came to demolishing the pub in 1944. Same friendly publican host for 34 years (2017). On Ipswich/Diss bus route 113/114.

The pub closed in June 2017, having been on the market for a long time without finding a buyer. The owners, who have retired, are remaining in the building until such time as it can be sold. When visited in August 2018, all signage had been removed, so it looks like the closure may be permanent.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest




Updated by Dave Wilkins 09/10/13

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.