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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Eye Black Swan

Eye Black Swan

Closed 1962 about.

Cross St

grid reference TM 144 738

The closure date for the Black Swan is not known, but the pub was listed in the 1935-1953 Eye licensing records and didn't appear in the 1962-67 records, so must have closed in the interim. It has since been demolished.

Barry Bailey tells us that he drank in the pub as a sixteen/ seventeen year old so it was still open in 1962/63.

It reportedly stood "next to the Queen's Head". The 1886 OS map shows an unidentified pub almost directly opposite it; we're assuming this was the Black Swan for now. This is shown on the following old OS map from the 1890s. larger map

old OS map

The pub is also listed at Back Street in 1830.

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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)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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