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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 64
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another first rate meal

Another excellent meal in this very friendly, relaxed pub. They manage to combine a very high quality of beautifully cooked food with a relaxed, but charmimgly formal service in a beautiful village pub. Plan to spend the evening there; you'll have a great time and freat food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Suffolk007
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  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Another excellent meal in this very friendly, relaxed pub. They manage to combine a very high quality of beautifully cooked food with a relaxed, but charmimgly formal service in a beautiful village pub. Plan to spend the evening there; you'll have a great time and freat food.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were just looking for somewhere to have a light, inexpensive evening meal (2 courses each) whilst staying in Suffolk for a few days and The Swan was recommended to us by our B&B hosts, for which we were very grateful. The staff were welcoming, the setting and ambience good and the food excellent. We will definitely go there again... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Meals are very overpriced. Small portions - trying to go down the 'food looking pretty' route but I would like to see more on my plate! Opted for the burger which at £9.95 seemed very expensive for what effectively was a small burger in a bun, one slice of tomato, few chips and some coleslaw.

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994jonathan, Owner at The Swan Inn Woolpit, responded to this review

We could ignore this unfair review but hey - then you as a reviewer would never learn anything about eating out. Besides which - we are proud of our pub and every so often are moved to reply to unjust criticism - especially as we all work so hard to produce excellent food.So - let's be very clear. You did... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had a fantastic meal with family at The Swan last night. Very interesting menu and every dish chosen was a huge success. Certainly no need to travel into Bury when you have excellent food like this a few minutes away. Food is as good as any gastro pub we've been to. Certainly recommend it!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I popped in for a few drinks with a friend after work and am looking forward to going back soon. Lovely pub and great staff. Will be back soon.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Been through woollpit many times...and didn't even know this place existed sooo glad we found it! Met with friends for a catch up, food was fantastic and service was good also, staff very pleasant and polite. Would recommend and will defiantly be going back.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Valentines night is special in many regards. You want to treat your loved one to something memorable. Having travelled to Suffolk for the weekend, I chose The Swan Inn as it was recommended by the B and B we had booked, and the website for the Swan looked promising. I booked a couple of weeks in advance and despite not... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Since my last revue I have had the pleasure of dining at the Swan twice. Having read some of the recent revues I am wondering if some people have dined at a different venue to the one I visit. Both meals were of a very good standard and the staff could not have been more courteus and attentive. I will... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The Swan was recommended to us by a friend. We found the whole experience outstanding. The staff were warm and attentive and we were sat by the fire - very comfortable for a cold evening. Although the place was full, there was a very relaxed atmosphere as we tucked into our oyster starter, which was fresh and tasted of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Service appalling (one hour after ordering and behind all the later diners). Menu unaltered from lunchtime (6 hours later) with major items finished. Food poorly served (had to ask for some items on the menu not served). The bill (that took 10 mins with us being the remaining diners) was scribbled on a 2 square inch scrap of used paper... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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