Eye Black Swan
closed between 1953 and 1962
grid reference TM 144 738
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 15/07/2015
Closure date not known, but the pub was listed in the 1935-1953 Eye licensing records and didn't appear in the 1962-67 records, so must have closed in the interim.
It reportedly stood "next to the Queen's Head". The 1886 OS map shows an unidentified pub almost directly opposite it; we're assuming this was the Black Swan for now.
Also listed at Back st in 1830.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Black Swan.
(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 Bob Mitchell)