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.
also traded as White Swan
last owner/operator: Greene King
20 Mill Rd
grid reference TL 670 454
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."…
(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.