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.
also traded as Suffolk hotel
Closed 1844 circa.
grid reference TL 873 413
The Swan is known to have been open between at least 1761 and 1838, when it was mentioned in reports in both the Ipswich Journal and the Bury & Norwich Post** as follows:
This day (January 6th) Thomas Fonnereau and John Henniker, approved for representing the Borough of Sudbury in the ensuing Parliament were met a mile or two out of the town by the Mayor and Aldermen and a great number of gentlemen and freemen who ushered them unto the Town hall amid a great concourse of people, an elegant entertainment was provided for the company at the Swan Inn and the whole day was spent in great harmony and good humour, drinking many loyal jovial toasts.Ipswich Journal, January 10th 1761
A most awful instance of sudden death occured at Sudbury on Thursday last, Mr E.Allen of Ballingdon Grove, a merchant…
Died on the 3rd May 1835, after a long affliction, aged 63, Sarah, wife of Mr Archer of the Swan Inn, Sudbury.Ipswich Journal, May 1835**
In consequence of the death of the recent tenant, the late Mr James PLEASANTS, the Swan Inn, Sudbury is to be let.Ipswich Journal, May 25th & 28th 1842*
Mr EAST, has taken the Suffolk Hotel & Commercial Inn, formerly known as the Swan Inn, Sudbury.Ipswich Journal, January 24th 1844*
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(* reports reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)