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The Swan Monks Eleigh

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The Street, Monks Eleigh IP7 7AU‎, England
+44 1449 763163
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place to eat!!

From the outside the pub looks welcoming and well worth a visit. And you are not disappointed by the inside either. Nicely laid out, busy which is always a good sign and obviously very popular. The business of the place did not effect the service or the quality of the food. Both of which I cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Bezzer1
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Braintree, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

From the outside the pub looks welcoming and well worth a visit. And you are not disappointed by the inside either. Nicely laid out, busy which is always a good sign and obviously very popular. The business of the place did not effect the service or the quality of the food. Both of which I cannot fault. We had the... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had visited the Swan's sister restaurants, the angel at Stoke by Nayland, and the anchor at Nayland, and decided we must try the Swan.The bar area was roomy, and the restaurant set slightly apart up some steps, which was a bit different. Unfortunately they did forget to put our order through, but we were quite happy drinking wine, although... More 

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Blandford
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had planned to take some friends for lunch in Lavenham but of the restaurants we like for a lunchtime visit one was temporarily closed and the other fully booked. The Swan was on our way home and, as we'd been meaning to try it for an evening meal ever since in reopened, this seemed an ideal opportunity to test... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was the second time I have eaten here , both times with a table for four. On both occasions the food was excellent. On the first occasion so was the service and the staff. Sadly this time it was very different. I booked the table one week in advance in person and asked to take advantage of the two... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had Sunday lunch here with friends on Sunday, and had a really impressive meal. It was my first visit since the refurb, and will certainly be back. Very much a cut above the usual Sunday lunch offering, without being too stuffy. Staff are friendly and professional with the food being of a very high standard and nicely presented.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Swan yesterday, it was full and had to turn people away! The food was great and as usual the atmosphere was friendly and relaxing, we sat by the fire in the bar afterwards in cosy chairs-what more could you want?

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We ate at this pub on a Saturday lunch time as a group of three, having been able to reserve a table for the last food serving at 2:30pm. Unlike most pubs which do not serve food all day we expected to be rushed, but we were able to have a drink at the bar and peruse the menu, where... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were a party of four and had booked a table for a birthday celebration. Whilst the surroundings and ambience are extremely pleasant we were introduced to the menu with the fact that there was no 'catch of the day', and two other key dishes which we would definitely have ordered were not available. The starters we decided on all... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a great find. It's a fair few miles out of our way but it was very much worth it. Service was great, the place is lovely inside, and the food was really really good. The cod was excellent and the chips were absolute perfection, and the dessert was excellent too, will certainly be returning !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lovely surroundings in the dining room with a large roaring fire. Friendly and efficient staff. Food mixed. Good scallop starter and burger main, but bland risotto starter and rare steak deliverd medium well done, which was evident immediately from the firmness of the meat. Still tasty as was obviously a good quality cut, but disappointing if it's just not how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street, Monks Eleigh IP7 7AU‎, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Monks Eleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 763163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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