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grid reference TM 161 445Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 07/05/2019
also traded as as: White Swanhistorical era: 21st century
opened 15th cent, maybe older
closed August 29th, 2018
last owner EI Group
3-7 King St, IP1 1EG
The Swan closed suddenly and without explanation at the end of August 2018, though apparently rumours of an impending closure had been circulating. We await updates on what's happening.
A town-centre pub with regular loud music, which is particularly popular with younger drinkers.
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 whilst the modern interior is based around a central bar.
(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)