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Swan & Hedgehog

(formerly Swan, White Swan)

3-7 King St

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About the Pub

A lively town-centre pub based around a central bar.

Since September 2019 it has been run by the same management team as that of the Framlingham Castle Inn.

Historic Interest

Listed in 1839 & 1844 as the White Swan. Listed in 1865 at 11 Lower King St One of the oldest inns in town. A perpetual fine of £2 per annum has been imposed on the house since 1664 when the landlord, John Parker gave the money to the parish poor to buy coals on St Thomas day. A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1800 states that : Saturday last, died, aged 62, Mrs Howard, wife of Mr Howard, of the White Swan, Ipswich. A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1860 states that : On the 7th July 1860 the death was announced of Mary, the beloved wife of Mr John Long, veterinary surgeon & landlord of the Swan Inn, Ipswich. Mary was aged was in her 64th year. Reported in Last Orders in Jan 1981 as offering Tolly Cobbold Mild, Bitter & Original on handpump, after reopening in Oct 1980. A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Apr 1880 states that : Died on the 17th very suddenly at the Swan Inn, King's Street, Mr Thomas Saul aged 54. The date on the wall, 1707, is believed to be when major alterations were made to the pub (possibly undertaken to reduce the first floor overhang). The building itself probably originates from the previous century or earlier. It's one of the town's most ancient inns; one of only 24 to appear on a town assessment of 1689.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

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Swan & Hedgehog

3-7 King St

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52.057168, 1.152095

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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

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Many buses stop at nearby Tower Ramparts bus station

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Swan & Hedgehog - Ipswich

Swan & Hedgehog

3-7 King St

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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