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Haverhill Swan

also traded as as: White Swan

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1982

last owner Greene King

20 Mill Rd

grid reference TL 670 454

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 26/09/2016

Also listed as being at Chantry Croft.

Closed 1982; it was a Greene King pub at the time of its closure.

Now converted into flats.

It is well documented**** that the 1667 "Great Fire of Haverhill", which destroyed much of the town, started in an inn called the Swan. It is thought the 17th century building was on a different site, near or on the High Street.

In Mar 1981 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that Graham Attwater and his wife Christine were here offering 3 GK beers on handpump. A "basic no frills pub."

In Apr/May 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that this GK pub was closed until further notice with no evidence of renovations having started to the White Swan as yet.

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)

(**** historic information from Graham Nunn)