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Swan

Hall St
Long Melford
SUDBURY
CO10 9JQ

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Opening Times

Mondayclosed
Tuesday8.30 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday8.30 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday8.30 am - 10.00 pm
Friday8.30 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday8.30 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday8.30 am - 9.00 pm

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

Popular two roomed pub which offers good food. Large beer garden. Recently undergone a stylish & contemporary refurbishment. Passionate about fresh ingredients & source produce locally wherever possible. Also have a rear courtyard dining area beautiful lawns, check out our website for pictures & up to date menu's.

Watch out for "Kentwellians" during the Tudor recreations at Kentwell Hall who can often be found in the back bar on summer evenings.

Historic Interest

Once a brew-pub; & former posting house. Known to date from before 1760, when it was advertised for sale in the Ipswich Journal**** as follows: October 11th 1760. To be sold at Long Melford, Suffolk---The Swan Inn, a convenient good accustomed house, the greater part newly built. In the tenure of George Linnel, containing three parlours-kitchen-pantry-large cellar-5 chambers with convenient closets-garret-good brewhouse-barn-stable-outhouses-large garden of nearly an acre also four tenements adjoining, for further details enquire of Francis Beales, tallow chandler who has likewise to dispose of his own house & utensils of a compleat hard soap office & answerable to a boil of 12 cwt. A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 24 Jan in 1801 states that : The Swan Inn, Long Melford…to be let or sold, enquire of John STRIBING at the above inn. A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on 04 March in 1801 states that : Auction of the Household Furniture, Brewing Utensils & Beer Casks of Mr John STRIBLING, at the Swan Inn, Melford, for the benefit of his creditors, consisting a very complete set of brewing utensils for 7 coombs & a suitable copper, good as new, suitable thereto - The Trustees - recommend him to the humanity of his creditors as an honest man, in prison for debt, with a wife & 9 children. A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 23 Sep in 1840 states a Reference to Mr Charles POULTER, a Bankrupt, late of the Swan, Long Melford. A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-05 in 1879 when Thomas Lummes was the landlord states that : "Two men stood accussed of stealing a swan from the Bury St Edmunds Botanical Gardens. In court Whiting, landlord of the Ten Bells, stated that the 2 men entered his house one carrying a sack. Whiting soon became suspicious & asked them to leave. A little later, one of the men admitted to Thomas Lummes, landlord of the Melford Swan, that he had indeed was involved with the theft of the Swan. Both men received 4 months hard labour." A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald*** on 31 Mar in 1885 states that : On 24th March, 1885, The Swan Inn, Melford, with beer-house, outbuilding, having a depth of 222 feet, copyhold, quit rent 1s 6d, with fine certain, fixtures £35 16s was sold for £680 to Mr Frederick WICKHAM. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/642

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Swan

Hall St
Long Melford
SUDBURY
CO10 9JQ

Sat Nav Reference

52.079717, 0.719004

OS Reference

TL864458

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

236, 370, 372, 373, 716, 753

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