Sudbury Four Swans

Sudbury Four Swans

also traded as Lion

North East, 52.03992,0.73087

closed 1997

10 North St

grid reference TL 873 414

It's shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).

old OS map

A Victorian brewery was on the site, as well as the pub.

Raymond Pike tells us:

My 2 times Great Great Grandfather George Gross purchased the inn when it was the Lion. He enlarged and improved it adding a market room, billiard room, and renaming it the Four swans. After his death, in 1867, his wife Mary Ann and son ran it. Before the Four Swans my Grandfather had been the inn keeper of the Christopher inn in Sepulchre street Sudbury. I hope this is of some interest to you .keep up the great work.

Owner/operator: free
No real ale - closedCAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** 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.