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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may 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.

Boxford Swan

Boxford Swan

closed 1994

17 Swan St

grid reference TL 961 405

Now residential.

The 18th century brick frontage covers a much older structure. The pub was reported in the Ipswich Journal** as early as 1744.

January 7th 1744
This is to give notice that on Tuesday the 10th of January between the hours of 10 and 12 at Boxford, Suffolk, a gentleman is to run 7 miles in one hour for wager of 20 guineas, there will be an ordinary for gentlemen at the Swan Inn at Boxford on the same day.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this OS map of the 1890s. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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