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The Swan Inn Woolpit

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The Street, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9QN, England
+44 1359 240482
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all met at The Swan for wonderful family reunion, as usual our favourite place in Suffolk did not disappoint. We shared starters, crispy prawns, crab cakes, pan-seared halloumi with pickled chillies and The Best gravadlax and then we ate sea-bass, lamb burgers a wonderful slow cooked chicken dish, I forget the name and my sister ate a fabulous filled... More 

Thank Faith M
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on The Swan for a meal to mark an anniversary, and it didn't disappoint. Classy without being pretentious. With great service from friendly, efficient staff, a lovely cosy atmosphere, and wonderful reasonably-priced food, this place nails it in a way other local establishments could learn a thing or two from. If you've never been, you must try it.

Thank MoonBaseAlpha
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Have eaten here many times and never been disappointed, food is consistently good, staff are super friendly, good service and a lovely cosy village pub

Thank SuffolkRedhead
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We come here regularly for both dinner and lunch, or sometimes just dessert, it's our favourite place to eat! The food has never been short of delicious and the staff are great. There's also always a fire going in the colder months. They have recently removed the chalkboard menus and opted for regular printed menus and your order is now... More 

Thank NtownBear
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Brilliant. Service, food, atmosphere were all first class and we left delighted. The Swan is simply lovely but entirely unpretentious. Lamb burgers followed by Raspberry Charlotte, very reasonably priced and both superb.

Thank dicksta
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I dropped by for lunch after a lengthy absence and was not disappointed.While still retaining its old world charm the new decor has given it a fresh sparkle and the blazing log fire adds to the warm welcome. A great improvement is the blackboards replaced by printed menus with a range of dishes to suit all tastes. I had roasted... More 

Thank George d
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food. Loved malbec🍷, salmon starter and chicken especially. Sit by the fire on a cold evening if you can!

Thank Alison C
Stanton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Found the service not to be that great. A plastic A4 sign on the wall instructed customers to order food at the bar. I found this peculiar. The establishment has a handful of tables yet you are expected to make your way to the bar and order your food, like a Weatherspoons outfit. We were a couple so it was... More 

3 Thank Pourubat
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and I booked for Friday night and the place was full, every table taken. We had pre-ordered the Christmas menu and found the food absolutely delicious. My wife chose Loch Etive smoked trout with Wye cured gravadlax, in a lemon, dill and mustard sauce. I had crispy Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. For mains we... More 

1 Thank Michael R
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I travelled over to Woolpit with my family to see whether the rumours were true. I had to see for myself. After speaking to a few friends at work who had dined at the Swan a couple of weeks back, and who also commented on how great the steak was. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by two young men... More 

3 Thank jspraggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds  >  Woolpit
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 240482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?