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grid reference TL 864 458

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listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Long Melford is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 02/04/2019

Long Melford Swan

historical era: 21st century

opened 1760

closed March 30th, 2019

last owner Greene King

Hall St, CO10 9JQ

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A popular two roomed pub which offers good food. There is a large beer garden and the pub has an annual beer festival on Whitsun bank holiday weekend.

The proprietors are passionate about fresh ingredients and source produce locally wherever possible, including an exciting range of wines from Giffords Hall Vineyards in Hartest.

The pub has a rear courtyard dining area with beautiful lawns; see the pub website for pictures and up to date menus.

Watch out for "Kentwellians" during the Tudor recreations at Kentwell Hall, who can often be found in the back bar on summer evenings.

On March 30th, the EADT reported that the pub, alongside the Lavenham Greyhound (operated by the same company) had suddenly closed. Pub owners Greene King are seeking new operators to reopen and run the pub.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(****report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

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