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Cratfield Swan


opened pre-1874

closed December 14th, 1938

Swan Green

grid reference TM 293 749

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 06/09/2015

Closed in 1938, when the license was transferred to the Lowestoft Norman (now Norman Warrior).

The Ipswich Journal*** reports in Feb 08 1800 that :

A meeting will be held at The Swan, near Huntingfield on Mon 03 March 1800 for prosecuting felonies and other misdemeanors - Reference to FRANCIS KEEBLE at The Swan in Cratfield.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1820 states :

To be sold at auction, without reserve, one bay riding mare 4 years old, fit for saddle or harness, 3 luggage carts, and all the household furniture and other effects of Mr Edwin Scace, of the Swan Inn, Cratfield, who is changing his situation. The furniture comprises three 4-post bedsteads and hangings, 2 featherbeds and bedding, dining, tea and chamber tables and chairs, 2 chest of drawers, an 8 day clock, a bureau, 30 gallon copper (nearly new) 12 gallon brass kettle, iron oven, boilers, saucepans, pails, wash keelers and general requisites.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Dec 1820 states that :

To be sold by auction, at the King's Arms, Halesworth, on the 17th January 1821, as part of a large sale of Independent Inns and Public House, of established trade, in Suffolk, Lot 3., the Swan, public house at Cratfield. All , the houses for sale were described as being substantially brick built, in excellent repair, extremely well accustomed, possessing every convenience for carrying on extensive trades, and are subjected to trifling outgoings.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)