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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Homersfield Black Swan

Homersfield Black Swan

formerly Swan

Real Ale is sold here.

Church Lane, IP20 0ET

grid reference TM 284 856

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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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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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