previously known as: Le Swan, QuyltersReal Ale
4 High St, CO10 8NY
grid reference TL 769 452
opened 1415email us
- Mon-Sat: 1130-2300
- Sun: 1100-2300
regular real ales
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Clare is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 07/07/2016
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 main bar is popular with local drinkers and hosts a display of WW2 memorabilia, whilst the lounge contains an inglenook fireplace.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
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)