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.
grid reference TL 971 563
The shape of the old pub is clear in this old map and can still be identified today.
The Dog & Ferret is listed in High Town Green in the 1861 census, whereas no listing for the Swan has been found in this census.
If you have any information, please get in touch.
The Swan can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Three young men followed John Grimwood and his daughter Hepzibah from Watts's beerhouse and viciously attacked them. They were tried found guilty and received sentences of 6, 4 and 2 months hard labour.Ipswich Journal, December 18th 1869** (when Watts? was the landlord)
A report in the Ipswich Journal, January 2nd 1877***, refers to Kate WATTS, daughter of the landlord of the Swan Inn, Rattlesden.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.