In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
grid reference TM 366 793
The Swan was built late in the 16th century, with late 17th century alterations. It was still open at least as late as 1967 (the latest licensing records we've been able to access).
The pub is listed in Wissett Street in the 1881 census.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
To be sold, a Public House at Wissett, near Halesworth, known by the sign of the Swan, with a new built stable, and necessary conveniences thereto belonging, in the occupation of Wm. Manning. Freehold and in exceeding good repair...Enquire of Mr. James Mapes at Bungay or Mr. James Knights at Halesworth.Ipswich Journal, 16 Jan 1779***
To be sold by auction, by direction of the Executors and Trustees, under the Will of John Oldrin, deceased, all that excellent freehold well accustomed Inn, or public house, called or known by the sign, the Swan,, with stable, outhouses, yard, garden, pightle, pump of excellent water, and appurtenances, situated at Wissett, and late in the occupation of the said, John Oldrin…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)