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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Swan Inn

Bury St Edmunds Swan Inn

closed 1917

opened pre-1791

96 Northgate St

grid reference TL 855 648

The correct location of the Swan Inn has been confirmed on the 1885 OS map at the Bury Record Office.

The Listed Buildings Register claims that number 11 Northgate Street was the Swan, but the OS map contradicts this. We take the OS map as more likely to be correct, as the register has been known to be wildly inaccurate where pubs are concerned.

The pub has also been reported at 72 Northgate Street in 1830, at Wells Street (1839) and at 85, 91, 92 and 96 Northgate Street.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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