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grid reference TM 179 771

opened 15th century

owner EI Group

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opening hours:

  • Sun-Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1100-0000

food times:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1700
(Times last updated 27/09/2017)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Broadside, Woodfordes Wherry+ guest beer [H]


listed building grade II*


Local licensing authority for Hoxne is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.



last updated 12/08/2018

Hoxne Swan

previously known as: White Swan?

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Low St, IP21 5AS

01379 668275

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This 15th century timber-framed Grade II listed pub has a colourful history. Built in 1480 it is claimed to be both the former home of the Bishop of Norwich & later a whore house! 2 separate bars and a large restaurant. Two large open fires and a woodburner in winter. Large garden backs onto the river and is close to where King Edmund, last Saxon king of East Anglia, was killed by the invading Danes.Regular beer festival in August Excellent home cooked food is also available with many food options prepared with local produce. Dog friendly and popular with walking groups. Mid-Anglia CAMRA branch North Suffolk POTY in 2017.

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

station 4.6 miles away Railway station about 4.6 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

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)

(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)