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Due to the government announcement of January 4th, pubs are currently not permitted to sell alcohol to take away, though they are permitted to deliver it. We hope this will change before too long, so still list Suffolk pubs intending to sell takeaway drinks. Food continues to be available for takeaway as before.

Takeaways available Friday & Saturday evenings. See the pub website for menus.
The Swan Inn building is closed as we cannot comply safely with the government's social distancing recommendations. The Swan is an ancient building with many narrow passageways and was never designed to allow for social distancing.
However, we offer fine hot and cold restaurant food to take away.
We take bookings for "The Window at the Swan" on the release of our menu every Tuesday. We give every customer a safe, five-minute take away slot to collect food on Friday and Saturday evenings. For further information please check out our website, call us on 01359 240482 or email us at

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The St
IP30 9QN

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

Parts of the pub date from the 15th cent. with a carriage arch providing a reminder of earlier (coaching) times. Further extensions & renovations were carried out in 1826 & the present brick front (Woolpit red bricks) was added about then. Occasionally open on Sunday eve for quiz nights.

Historic Interest

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 13 Sep in 1800 states that : <blockquote>Woolpit Horse Fair - Susan HAZLEWOOD at the Ship; Ambrose TAYLOR at the Crown & Samuel WATERS at the Swan.</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 02 Aug in 1843 states that : <blockquote>To be let, The Swan Commercial Hotel, Woolpit, in consequence of the present proprietor retiring from the public business. Apply to Mr PARKER, on the premises.</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Feb 1850 states that : <blockquote>Married on the 13th February, Mr W B Parker, son of Mr Parker, late of the Swan Hotel, Woolpit, to Miss Susan Meekings, both of Stowmarket.</blockquote> In 1888 is listed as the headquarters of the Cyclist Touring Club & the Forester's court is held on first Tuesday in each month. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

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The St
IP30 9QN

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52.224402, 0.888305

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Route 384

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