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Brome is part of the Brome and Oakley parish
CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 30/04/2019
Brome Swanhistorical era: 21st century
opened 17th century
closed June 2017
last owner Alan Garlick
Norwich Rd, IP23 8AP
A heavily timbered 17th century pub with later additions. On the main A140 equidistant Norwich and Ipswich. there is a large beer garden with children's play area. It has a large restaurant with a good menu; speciality curry night on Saturday. There's a single traditional bar with pictures to show how close a World War Two bomber from local Eye airfield came to demolishing the pub in 1944. It has had the same friendly publican host for 33 years (as of 2016).
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 (larger map)
Updated by Dave Wilkins 09/10/13
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.