South West, 52.08589,1.17343
Real Ale is sold here.
Westerfield Road, IP6 9AJ
grid reference TM 175 478
bar / diner, opened about 1830 (current building)
owner/operator: Stonegate (formerly Ei Group) / Deben inns
Part of the Deben Inns group, offering a wide range of food and drink in the nicely refurbished bar.
The original Swan was over the road in a building now called the Slade (see the gallery). It closed its doors in 1829 as a result of the enclosure of Westerfield Green. The current building opened about a year later.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from 1880 (interactive map).
An announcement of the death on the 31st December 1889, at Westerfield, highly respected, Mr William Cage, in his 80th years; for 44 years landlord of the Swan Inn.Ipswich Journal, January 1890**A young man named Walter Waller took his fiancée to the Swan at Westerfield where they had a glass of beer, after Waller finished his beer he put his hand to his head and immediately after would have fallen to the floor had not a man restrained him. He was offered brandy and water but did not take it. The landlord took a trap and sped off to Ipswich to get medical assistance but when help came Waller was already dead. After a post mortem death was attributed to heart failure. Ipswich Journal, Nov 1895**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)