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Swilland Moon & Mushroom

previously known as: Half Moon

Real Ale

High Rd, IP6 9LR

01473 785320

grid reference TM 185 523

opened 1620 or earlier

owner Free House

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traditional bar & dinner

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opening hours:

  • Sun: 1200-1600
  • Mon: 1130-1430
  • Tue-Sat: 1130-1430, 1800-2330

food times:

  • Sun: 1200-1500
  • Tue-Sat: 1200-1400m,1830-2100
(Times last updated 17/11/2015)

regular real ales

No regular beers but usually 4 from local breweries


guest beers

usually from Wolf, Woodfordes and Buffy


WiFi information

ask at bar for key


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Local licensing authority for Swilland is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 19/07/2016

A comfortable and cosy single bar, nicely decorated throughout with local pictures, tiled floor and scrubbed tables. A wide range of beers on gravity are always available from the tap room and home-cooked food is is served both in the bar and an adjoining dining room. Menu usually includes some game dishes. All home cooked food including some game dishes. Occasional live music (on Sundays) and special themed nights.

Outdoor seating is also available to front and side of bar including a small, heated area for smokers. Rose garden. Disabled toilet. Winners of best country / village pub two years running. Hourly bus service in daytime.

There's been an inn on this site since at least 1620, when it was a coaching inn.

At one time when the Ipswich and East Suffolk branch of Camra held a meeting here, the editor of What's Brewing misunderstood the details, so the magazine announced a meeting at the Swill and Half Moon.

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

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

station 3.50 miles away Railway station about 3.50 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

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)