In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
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).
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (larger map)
(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.