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Real Ale

Clare Swan

previously known as Le Swan, Quylters

4 High St, CO10 8NY

01787 278030


grid reference TL 769 452

opened 1415

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 1130-2300
  • Sun: 1100-2300
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

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 22/05/2016

A historic inn with an old carved sign (possibly dating from 1415) which may be the oldest in England. 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) 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)