Homersfield Black Swan
previously known as: SwanReal Ale
Church Ln, IP20 0ET
grid reference TM 284 856
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- Mon-Sat: 1200-1430, 1900-2300
- Sun: 1200-1530, 1900-2230
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Local licensing authority for Homersfield is Waveney district
CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 15/03/2016
An attractive, large pub with several drinking areas. The wood panelled lounge has a large fireplace and many photos or local interest. It's located close to the listed bridge over the Waveney which forms the county border with Norfolk.
According to Alfred Hedges' 1976 book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the Black Swan is "invariably known as the Mucky Duck". Whether it's still known locally by that name, we don't know.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
The Roman satirist, Juvenal, jokingly refered to a black swan as a "rara avis" (rare bird) - it first appears as an inn sign in the 16th cent. Today it is also the emblem of Western Australia.