In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Little Waldingfield Swan
Little Waldingfield Swan
Due to current regulations, pubs are closed until December 2nd. From that date, they can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Currently closed - may reopen?
The St, CO10 0SQ
grid reference TL 922 451
A one bar pub with a separate restaurant.
The building mainly dates from the 18th century, though parts date back to the 16th century.
The pub has been closed since early 2017 and when visited in May 2018 was looking abandoned and un-loved. A sign in the window says:
The Swan - Little Waldingfield
Under new ownership 30th June 2017
Dear customers and villagers,
The Swan will be closed for a while but we will be investing in refurbishment of this fine building to attract the best possible new long-term tenants that the pub and village deserves.
We aim to keep you updated as our plans evolve, but in the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions or potential new tenants.…
All the Brewing Utensils, Beer Casks & Part of the Household Furniture of Mr William VINCENT, at the Swan Inn. Little Waldringfield, who is going into another line of business.Ipswich Journal, October 8th 1806**
In the June/July 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Swan had been sold by Charringtons (Ind Coope) to Greene King.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.