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.
grid reference TL 971 563
The Swan can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
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.
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)