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Ipswich Swan

previously known as White Swan

3-7 King St, IP1 1EG

01473 252485


grid reference TM 161 445

opened 15th cent, maybe older

bar / diner

(details under review)

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listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 15/03/2016

A town-centre pub with regular loud music, 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.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.60 mile away Railway station about 0.60 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

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)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)