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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Sudbury Four Swans

Sudbury Four Swans

also traded as Lion

closed 1997

10 North St

grid reference TL 873 414

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.

It's shown as an un-named hotel on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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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)

(** 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.

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