grid reference TL 915 491
opened 14th century
owner Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels
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regular real ales
Adnams & GK IPA [H]
listed building grade II*
Local licensing authority for Lavenham is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 21/09/2018
previously known as: Three Swans Inn?
Real Ale is available here
High St, CO10 9QA
A famous and prominently located medieval timber framed hotel (AA, RAC star rated) which has been extended to encompass several old cottages and the Wool Hall. Former USAF memorabilia from nearby Second World War airfields decorates the bar area. There is a separate restaurant and 49 rooms.
The building probably dates from the 14th or 15 century.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(***** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)