formerly New Swan, Nag's Head, New White Swan?
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)