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closed 1962 about

Eye Black Swan

Cross St


grid reference TM 144 738

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last updated 01/01/2016

Demolished.

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.

Barry Bailey tells us that he drank in the pub as a sixteen/ seventeen year old so it was still open in 1962/63.

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)