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 (12-2 & 6.30-9 but not Mon). 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.
Woodfordes Wherry, Wolf Bitter, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Buffy Hopleaf, Little Terrier [G] & others
usually from Wolf, Woodfordes and Buffy
Local licensing authority for Swilland is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 07/09/2014
(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)