previously known as White Swan?
Low St, IP21 5AS
grid reference TM 179 771
opened 15th cent
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Hoxne is Mid Suffolk
last updated 30/05/2015
This 15th century pub has a colourful history. Claimed to be both the former home of the Bishop of Norwich and later a whorehouse! The pub is a mix of timber framed rooms with a large open fire in the main bar. To the rear there is a large garden beside a small stream and ample car-parking.
Two regular beer festivals are held, one in early June and the other in November (check website for details). The November festival also coincides with St Edmund's day; both events include music from local groups. Excellent home cooked food is also available with many food options prepared with local produce.
The pub has been closed since approximately March 2015, after a period of sporadic opening. In May of that year it was given Asset of Community Value status in order to protect it. Enterprise Inns are said to be actively looking for a new tenant.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)