formerly White Swan
Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
Pub has reopened.
The takeaway menu is a daily occurrence from 5pm-8pm, Wednesday-Saturday but keep an eye out for speciality takeaway nights.
See the pub's website or Facebook page for menus.
Takeaways can be collected from the rear of the premises under the shelter erected for your benefit. Please observe the 2m social distancing guidance at all times.
Real Ale is sold here.
Harleston Road, IP21 5PE
grid reference TM 261 775
opened 17th century
This 300 year old pub has a rustic feel.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Newspapers available
- Oversized, lined glasses in regular use
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown (as the White Swan) on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
To be sold by auction, under the trustees of Mr Jonathan Rodwell, the substantial, highly respectable, well accustomed freehold Inn, called the Swan, most advantageously situated in the centre of the populous village of Fressingfield, at the junction of the roads leading from Yoxford, Woodbridge, Framlingham and Stradbroke to Harleston, and Norwich; with convenient stables, coach houses, brew house, offices, yards and gardens attached. The premises are in excellent repair, possession may be immediately had, and the stock in trade and fixtures can be taken at valuation.Ipswich Journal, April 1845**
Updated information by Dave Wilkins(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)