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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
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A hidden gem tucked away in the quaint village of Monks Eleigh, The Swan...
A hidden gem tucked away in the quaint village of Monks Eleigh, The Swan is a beautiful thatched pub serving quality food in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. With its roots firmly established as a country pub, we will ensure that we always offer a great selection of regional cask ales coupled with quality "new world" wines. AA Rosette Mark Allen is our Executive Head Chef who designs our menus to make the very best use of all the delicious local, seasonal produce available.
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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Sunday Lunch

My partner and I decided to go somewhere different for our Sunday lunch and came across The Swan as a suggestion. It was an enjoyable drive out to Monks Eleigh and as soon as we entered we were greeted by the very friendly staff. We were seated and the service was perfect, as was the food. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Eloise S
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and I decided to go somewhere different for our Sunday lunch and came across The Swan as a suggestion. It was an enjoyable drive out to Monks Eleigh and as soon as we entered we were greeted by the very friendly staff. We were seated and the service was perfect, as was the food. The staff all worked... More 

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here yesterday for my mother in laws birthday. Lovely, clean, friendly place. 3 of us had goats cheese for starters it was incredible, I could of eaten it 5 times over. Roast dinner was lovely big portion sizes, I couldn't fit desert in but the others had desert and it looked amazing. Defiantly be back soon!!

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orpington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a well cooked meal with pleasant, attentive staff. The decor is a bit stark which gave the restaurant a slight unappealing atmosphere but cannot fault the food or the staff.

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Bures. UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We came here a few years ago when it was owned by a very friendly couple and had an excellent meal, so we were rather taken aback to find it had changed hands and the name Hatfields for the group looks remarkably familiar to store in Colchester but the website does not reveal if it is part of the same... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited Friday night with friends. The food was great and the customer service was excellent. I don't usually like to eat out in places, but The Swan's welcoming atmosphere made me feel really relaxed and comfortable, which was attributed in part by the restaurants subdued lighting and alluring oak interior. I would definitely visit again with friends for another meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visiting nearby and feeling thirsty and a bit peckish called in for some tuck. Pub has recently been taken over by exclusive inns, lovely surrounding, modern and stylish ,we order whitebait , scotch egg, and of course the ubiquitous side order of fries. Very pleasant service and presentation not mention all very tasty. Look forward to sampling the menu again.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had lunch here last Sunday with friends,very impressed ,the food was excellent ,good choice on the menu for those who like something more than the traditional Sunday roast, can recommend the salted cod yummy ,& the starter of mushroom with goats cheese just melted in the mouth,our friends had the soup to start which they said was excellent and the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely venue, good service but terrible food - how can you make soup look like wall paper paste and taste so bland. We all struggled with a poor menu choice and when husband chooses a burger and friend fish and chips has to be bad but better than the pork which looked and tasted like dog food. Waitress ignored virtually... More 

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Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The Seafood Supper on Tuesday 14th July was a triumph. Beautifully presented range of different seafood, including lobster tails, langoustine, mussels, salmon, clams and more; all wonderfully presented on large platters, dramatically enhanced with dry ice. The meal was complemented by a variety of appropriately selected wines. Well done and congratulations to Bart who planned and managed the event and... More 

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Barton on Sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had dinner here. We waited quite a while for our drinks to come from the bar and waited 40mins for our starters, the proprietor apologised and said they had mislaid our order! The scallops were lovely as was the foie gras mousse to start. The salted cod was well received but I didn't really enjoy the '3 way pork'... More 

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Additional Information about The Swan Monks Eleigh

Address: The Street, Monks Eleigh IP7 7AU‎, England
Phone Number: +44 1449 763163
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Monks Eleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: Pub

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

A hidden gem tucked away in the quaint village of Monks Eleigh, The Swan is a beautiful thatched pub serving quality food in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. With its roots firmly established as a country pub, we will ensure that we always offer a great selection of regional cask ales coupled with quality "new world" wines. AA Rosette Mark Allen is our Executive Head Chef who designs our menus to make the very best use of all the delicious local, seasonal produce available.
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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