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Lawshall Swan

Real Ale

The Street, IP29 4QA

01284 828477

grid reference TL 867 542

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opening hours:

  • Mon: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Wed-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Fri: 1200-1500, 1700-0000
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2200
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

4 changing ales


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Lawshall is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 22/05/2016

Set in the heart of rural Suffolk in the village of Lawshall the Swan Inn is everything that a country pub should be. A beautiful 18th century thatched building crammed full of period features and lovingly restored in 2013. On the menu you will find all the traditional way classics with a few extra culinary delights. A large garden encourages children to play. A real ale festival is held in May.

There are a number of coins nailed to the underside of the beams in the pub; it was a local custom during the Great War for departing soldiers to nail one up, to be retrieved when they returned. Sadly, many didn't.

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (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)

(Some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)