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.
Ipswich Swan & Hedgehog
Ipswich Swan & Hedgehog
formerly White Swan, Swan
Real Ale is sold here.
3-7 King St, IP1 1EG
grid reference TM 161 445
bar / diner, opened 15th century, maybe older
owner/operator: Ei Group
A lively town-centre pub based around a central bar.
Since September 2019 it has been run by the same management team as that of the Framlingham Castle Inn.
The date on the wall, 1707, is believed to be when major alterations were made to the pub (possibly undertaken to reduce the first floor overhang). The building itself probably originates from the previous century or earlier. It's one of the town's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on a town assessment of 1689. The building exterior is a Grade 2 listed.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
One of the oldest inns in town. A perpetual fine of £2 per annum has been imposed on the house since 1664 when the landlord, John Parker gave the money to the parish poor to buy coals on St Thomas day.
James Alderton at the White Swan in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, March 7th 1741***
Charles Lovechild, many years Journeyman to Mr Wm. Craighton, has taken the White Swan Inn, near the Corn-Hill, Ipswich, late in the Occupation of Mr James Alderton.Ipswich Journal, October 4th 1755***
To be sold, a good accustom'd Inn, known by the Sign of the White Swan, near the Market-Place in Ipswich, being Freehold. Enquire of Mr. John Graystone or Mr…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)