South East, 52.2674,1.25816
Currently closed - may reopen?
This pub is regarded as being at risk.
Swan Rd, IP13 7HZ
grid reference TM 224 682
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
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.
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
On the 15th April 1805 will be open a new and complete peal of six bells, cast by Mr Mears of London and hung by Mr Simmons, his bell hanger…
(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.