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Photo of Swan

grid reference TM 161 445

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listed building grade II


Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 25/09/2018

Ipswich Swan

also traded as as: White Swan

historical era: 21st century

opened 15th cent, maybe older

closed August 29th, 2018

last owner EI Group

3-7 King St, IP1 1EG

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The Swan closed suddenly and without explanation at the end of August 2018, though apparently rumours of an impending closure had been circulating. We await updates on what's happening.

A town-centre pub with regular loud music, which is particularly popular with younger drinkers.

The date on the wall, 1707, is believed to be when major alterations were made to the pub (possibly undertaken to reduce the first floor overhang). The building itself probably originates from the previous century or earlier. It's one of the town's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on a town assessment of 1689. The building exterior is a Grade 2 listed whilst the modern interior is based around a central bar.


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)