Swilland Moon & Mushroom
previously known as Half Moon
High Rd, IP6 9LR
grid reference TM 185 523
opened 1620 or earlier
owner Free House
traditional bar & dinner
- Sun: 1200-1600
- Mon: 1130-1430
- Tue-Sat: 1130-1430, 1800-2330
- Sun: 1200-1500
- Tue-Sat: 1200-1400m,1830-2100
regular real ales
No regular beers but usually 4 from local breweries
usually from Wolf, Woodfordes and Buffy
ask at bar for key
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Local licensing authority for Swilland is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 17/11/2015
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional separate public bar
Real coal or log fire
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
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)