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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Long Melford Swan
Long Melford Swan
Real Ale is sold here.
Hall St, CO10 9JQ
grid reference TL 864 458
Popular two roomed pub which offers good food. Large beer garden. Recently undergone a stylish & contemporary refurbishment. Passionate about fresh ingredients & source produce locally wherever possible. Also have a rear courtyard dining area beautiful lawns, check out our website for pictures & up to date menu's.
Watch out for "Kentwellians" during the Tudor recreations at Kentwell Hall who can often be found in the back bar on summer evenings.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Once a brew-pub; and former posting house.
Built about 1760 when a report in the Ipswich Journal states :
October 11th 1760:
To be sold at Long Melford, Suffolk---The Swan Inn, a convenient good accustomed house, the greater part newly built…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(****report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)