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.
last owner/operator: S&P
Old Bury Rd
grid reference TM 128 782
The pub building dates from the mid to late 17th century, with 19th and 20th century alterations.
In 1861, the pub was listed at Stuston Common.
"My name is Mr J Eve, I live at the Old Swan, as have my family for the past 31 years. I have a correction for you. the brew house next door was always called the Nutshell up until a property developer thought it would improve the resale value and changed it. SO, No brewery in Stuston. All the beer was delivered and stored in the lowered back room for serving through the old hatch."
(The existence of an "old brew-house" behind the pub building had suggested to us that it may have brewed its own beers at some time. Interestingly, the Listed Buildings Register also describes the building concerned as "originally probably a brewhouse to…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.