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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Eye Black Swan

Eye Black Swan

Closed about 1962

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 pub is also listed at Back Street in 1830.

The 1886 OS map shows an unidentified pub in what appears to be the right spot; we're assuming this was the Black Swan for now. This is shown on the following old OS map from the 1890s. 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)

(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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