Closed between 1920 and 1970
grid reference TM 115 783
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The Swan was built late in the 16th century, with 20th century alterations.
We understand that the Swan was the last of Palgrave's pubs to close. The date is uncertain, though it was certainly still open in 1968 (the latest licensing records we've seen so far).
The remnants of a tiled sign on the section of building nearest the road show that this was a Lacon's pub.
Matilda Miller, was charged with being drunk and refusing to quit the Swan at Palgrave when asked to do so by the landlord, Joseph Lane. Miller had walked from March, in Cambridgeshire, with her four children, looking for her husband who she had heard was working there. The case was adjourned for a week in the hope that the husband would come forward, but in the mean time, Miller and her four children would be detained at the Eye Workhouse. Ipswich Journal, Jun 1885**
The Suffolk Borders Quoit Club, the headquarters of which is at the Swan Inn, commenced its season with a most enjoyable game on the above ground, when many members attended. Ipswich Journal, Jun 1885**