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9 High Street
Needham Market

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Premises Status

This pub is temporarily Closed. Publican left the business. GK actively seeking a new operator.

Social Links

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 9pm


Meet & Eat (Greene King)

About the Pub

The Swan retains many exposed beams with a pleasant airy atmosphere. In 1544 two earlier cottages were replaced by the present building, then known as Hatfield House. It opened as a pub in 1620.

Historic Interest

Built by John Hatfield in 1544. Bought by Peter Levell in 1620. Bought by Francis Theobald (Lord of Manor) in 1653 & presented to town to help fund the Grammar school. A report in the Ipswich Journal on 15 Feb in 1812 states that : The Swan Inn, Needham Market, to be let & entered upon at Lady Day next with 10 & a half acres of very rich meadow land - Enquire of Joseph Toosey & Co, Ipswich In 1830 the "Regulator" coach service to Bury St Edmunds (via Stowmarket & Woolpit) called every afternoon at 5pm. The "Regulator" to Ipswich called every forenoon at 11am. Bought by Greene King in 1898 who sold it to Messrs Cobbold of Cliff Brewery in 1926. Greene King bought pub again in 1990. A fire in 1781 destroyed a brew-house, stable, granery, old parlour & bed chambers. The pub was then closed for 10 years.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King IPA

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Greene King --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Accessible toilet.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz nights on Thursday from 8pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky Sports.

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9 High Street
Needham Market

Sat Nav Reference

52.15187, 1.053443

OS Reference



  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

87, 88

Nearby Station (99m)

Needham Market

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Swan - Needham Market

Temporarily Closed


9 High Street
Needham Market

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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