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Needham Market Swan

previously known as King's Head



Real Ale

9 High St, IP6 8AL

01449 720280

grid reference TM 089 547

opened 1620

(details under review)


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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 1100-2300
  • Sun: 1200-2230
(Times last updated 30/03/2010)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Needham Market is Mid Suffolk
last updated 03/09/2015

Retains many exposed beams with a pleasant airy atmosphere. In 1544 two earlier cottages were replaced by present structure, then known as Hatfield House. It opened as a pub in 1620.

A fire in 1781 destroyed a brew-house, stable, granery, old parlour and bed chambers. The pub was then closed for 10 years.

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

station 0.0670455 mile away Railway station about 0.0670455 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Car park Car park

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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)