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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Homersfield Black Swan

Homersfield Black Swan

formerly Swan

Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.

Real Ale is sold here.

Church Lane, IP20 0ET

grid reference TM 284 856

(01986) 788204

(01986) 788204

Attractive, large pub with several drinking areas. The wood panelled lounge has a large fireplace & many photos or local interest. Located close to the listed bridge over the Waveney which forms the county border with Norfolk.

According to Alfred Hedges' 1976 book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the Black Swan is "invariably known as the Mucky Duck". Whether it's still known locally by that name, we don't know.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Footnote

The Roman satirist, Juvenal, jokingly refered to a black swan as a "rara avis" (rare bird) - it first appears as an inn sign in the 16th cent. Today it is also the emblem of Western Australia.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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