Currently closed - may reopen?
This pub is regarded as being at risk.
Swan Rd, IP13 7HZ
grid reference TM 224 682
This characterful thatched pub has two main drinking rooms & various outside seating areas. Unusually the pub does not face the road junction but instead overlooks a small access road & a large garden. Parts of the pub date from the mid-16th century, possibly earlier.
The Swan (along with its beer garden) has been designated as an Asset of Community Value. Sadly we heard in January 2016 that the pub has closed, though in April news emerged of efforts to reopen it. We heard in August 2018 that the group is close to buying the pub. See their website.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be sold at the Swan in Worlingworth on Tue next … a large quantity of stock…. By their humble servant Oliver Crouch. Ipswich Journal, 20 Sep 1783
To be sold by auction that truly valuable, good accustomed and long established public house, or inn, called the Swan, in Worlingworth, conveniently situated by the King's highway with a most excellent and respectably frequented bowling green, contiguous thereto, suitable stabling, dairy and other outbuildings; and 9a[cres] 1r[od] 31p[erches], by recent survey, of excellent good arable and pasture land, adjoining the premises, in excellent order, now in the occupation of Mr Michael Spurling, tenant at will…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.