grid reference TL 867 542email us
- Mon, Wed-Fri: 1200-1500, 1800-2200
- Sat-Sun: 1200-2200
regular real ales
5 changing ales
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Lawshall is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 08/03/2018
Real Ale is available here
The Street, IP29 4QA
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 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)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
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)