formerly White Swan
South East, 52.45135,1.64458
Real Ale is sold here.
Swan Ln, NR34 7QF
grid reference TM 477 899
bar / diner, opened 1690
This free house and seafood restaurant is located just off the A146 between Beccles and Lowestoft and is approximately 1 mile from North Cove Nature Reserve and the River Waveney. The pub is open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat and all day on Sundays. If you just want a drink, you can sit in the bar area or outside in the garden, which includes a children's play area.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby: Glsmping (approximately 200m)
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Special events
Railway station about 3.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (Interactive map).
Owned by a local fish merchant, the pub has plenty of nautical artefacts and a popular restaurant specialising in fish dishes (booking advisable). The beer is well kept, helping to earn the pub a place in the Publican "Pub of the Year" finals.
Beer: Adnams Bitter; Draught Bass; Greene King Abbot; Whitbread Best Bitter.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
The Beccles Brewery was sold with a house, gardens, building plots, a hotel [Kings Head] and 32 public houses previously owned by Frederick William Farr, at the Kings Head in Beccles on 28 Apr 1852…
(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 Stuart Ansell)