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.
formerly New Swan, Nag's Head, New White Swan?
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, IP18 6DP
grid reference TM 507 762
This hotel is situated in Southwold High St, but is still close to the seafront. It has 14 bedrooms and a restaurant and bar that is mainly used for dining whilst a small friendly, public bar is located to the rear.
The building dates from about 1740.
- Accommodation available
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: in back bar only
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
To be sold by auction, by Mr Cana, at the New Swan Inn, Southwold, Lot 1., the freehold New Swan Inn, a substantially brick built house, in excellent repair, possessing every convenience for carrying on extensive trade, and is subject to trifling outgoings…
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)