Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Eye Black Swan
Eye Black Swan
Closed about 1962
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
(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.