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Clare Swan

previously known as: Le Swan, Quylters

Real Ale

4 High St, CO10 8NY

01787 278280

grid reference TL 769 452

opened 1415

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1800

food times:

  • Mon-Thu 1200-1430; 1800-2030
  • Fri 1200-1430; 1800-2100
  • Sat 1200-2100
  • Sun 1200-1600
(Times last updated 29/09/2016)

regular real ales

GK range


listed building grade II*


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Local licensing authority for Clare is St Edmundsbury

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 29/09/2016

A historic inn with an old carved sign (possibly dating from 1415) which may be the oldest in England; it's depicted on the town sign. The building itself may date back as far as 1361 when it was known as Quilters.

The bar to right with inglenook fireplace is now a restaurant. Bar is to the left with beamed ceiling. Mix of seating: bar stools, wooden tables & chairs, comfy armchairs and a choir pew in the fireplace

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


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

(historical detail found in Clare Book II streets)

(** 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)