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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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had heard of the Swan from friends, so drove over to try it. The Swan is in the middle of the village facing the attractive church. It is a period building spoilt a little on the outside by an illuminated 'open' sign. Inside the bar/restaurant is spacious and with a good atmosphere helped by a log fire at one... More 

3 Thank Maisie33
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

nice restaurant, very good coffee, food was hot and tasty, only had a snack on a Saturday brunch, but good service good food and nice atmosphere

Thank Gilly C
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have lived in the next village to Woolpit for years and have never been to The Swan. We went last night and were really impressed. It is very well decorated and has a nice atmosphere. The food was quite high end and so consequently pricey for a 'pub'-a fillet of beef was £25. But it was a beautiful fillet... More 

Thank Sue B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went for a meal here without knowing what standard to expect as it was our first visit to the The Swan. I have to say we were very pleasantly surprised. I had the crab cakes and my partner had grilled halloumi for starter, both dishes were very good indeed. Followed by red poll fillet steak for my partner and I... More 

Thank Gillrich72
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were offered two apologies that our food would be a while... but over 90 minutes is too lnog. We noticed people around our table were served before us even though they entered the pub much later than we did. The holy trinity is "sweet, sour and spice". The gradvalax marinted in beetroot ( sour), with an enormous amount of... More 

1 Thank pauline h
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The swan offers an interesting selection of starters and main courses ,in fact most of the starters looked tempting .The portions are generous but not overwhelming and the owners friendly and helpfu with a genuine interest in the food that they offer.A very pleasant change from formulaic chain pubs and probably not much more expensive..

Thank mc m
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a marvellous experience eating at The Swan in Woolpit! Excellent, friendly service from the waiter who patiently answered all our questions about the various dishes on the menu. Then, the food is exquisitely well presented and tastes absolutely delicious. We had the crab cakes as a starter and then I had the hake – Pan Seared with Chilli, Garlic,... More 

Thank philipt244
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A group of 9 visited The Swan on a Tuesday early evening and were all very happy with the food and service. Food is very good - ranging from crab cakes to haloumi starters to wonderful lamb burgers, falafel pittas, spanish chicken plus many other mains to (I am told) the most wonderful chocolate brownie with salted caramel icecream to... More 

Thank Wallacemog
Lopik, The Netherlands
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We came here on advice of our B&B (Drinkstone Park), and loved it. The quality of the food is way above standard pub food! The service was great. The crab cakes were lovely. The chicken curry is divine! Desserts were to die for too. It was so good we returned the next day ...

Thank AlexAnnemiek
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We booked an evening meal which was very nice, I wanted to know how hot the Thai green prawn curry was so the chef brought me a small pot of sauce to try, it was perfect. Well presented and very tasty. There is a big open fire which is normally lit.

Thank gordonh247

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?