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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 21/01/2020
also traded as as: White Swanhistorical closure era: late 20th century
last owner Greene King
20 Mill Rd
The Swan has also been listed as being at Chantry Croft.
It closed in 1982; it was a Greene King pub at the time of its closure.
The building has now been converted into flats.
It is well documented**** that the 1667 "Great Fire of Haverhill", which destroyed much of the town, started in an inn called the Swan. It is thought the 17th century building was on a different site, near or on the High Street.
In the March 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that Graham Attwater and his wife Christine were here offering 3 Greene King beers on handpump. A "basic no frills pub."
In the April/May 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that this GK pub was closed until further notice with no evidence of renovations having started to the White Swan as yet.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
(**** historic information from Graham Nunn)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.