grid reference TM 185 523
opened 1620 or earlier
owner Free House
traditional bar & dinnerSomething we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
- Tue-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2300
- Sun: 1200-1600
- Tue-Sat: 1200-1400, 1830-2100
- Sun: 1200-1500
regular real ales
No regular beers but usually 4 from local breweries
usually from Wolf, Woodfordes and Buffy
ask at bar for key
Local licensing authority for Swilland is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 28/04/2018
Swilland Moon & Mushroom
previously known as: Half Moon
Real Ale is available here
High Rd, IP6 9LR
A comfortable and cosy single bar pub, nicely decorated throughout with local pictures, tiled floor and scrubbed tables. A wide range of beers on gravity is always available from the tap room and home-cooked food is is served both in the bar and an adjoining dining room. The menu offers all home cooked food including some game dishes. There's occasional live music (on Sundays) and special themed nights.
Outdoor seating is also available to the front and side of the pub, including a small heated area for smokers. There's also a rose garden.
There's a toilet for disabled customers.
The pub won best country / village pub two years running.
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
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)