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Norwich, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

This charming and quaint pub surely has the X Factor for us. We stopped off here today, purely by chance, for lunch. I was attracted to it, initially driving past it, thought it looked very pretty. Let me say, we were not disappointed. The service was very friendly, excellent tasty home cooked food, at VERY reasonable prices, it was fabulous... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Lovely old pub with very friendly people around. Ray and Pam are welcoming and the beer and food are good. Best kept pint of IPA in the area. Pretty little village surrounded by fields. Not too far from Colchester, Bury St. Edmunds and Ipswich. A good base to travel from.

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Cavendish, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I cannot sing the praises of the Swan at Little Waldingfield high enough. The home cooked food is delicious and you are made to feel so welcome. I haven't stayed here as we don't live too far away but the rooms they have available look very comfortable.

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Thank Grey O
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a lovely little unpretentious pub but probably not for everyone. If you like your landlords a little dry and sarcastic then Ray will deliver. Regulars were all welcoming which is always a good sign. Food was nice, nothing pretentious about the menu. ( not that there was one as Ray prefers to deliver the choices himself.) Very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Friendly service, good traditional pub food and a comfy room, you will be well looked after here. The bed and breakfast rooms are fine and the breakfast was lovely. Outside there is a stunning floral display with plenty of space to park. Very attractive, unpretentious old place.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This place felt like a throwback to the 1950s, and so did the food. A dreary bar and the kind of meal you'd expect to find in a third rate truckers' cafe 60 years ago. Out of a depressing menu, we chose prawn cocktail, grilled gammon with an egg on top (we declined the offer of canned pineapple) and stodgy... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Popped in on the off chance - great menu and reasonably priced. Good choice of ale / wine and super service too - well worth a visit! Open fires gave a great atmosphere to the bar and restaurant. Sign up to their website for offers.

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Thank Julian S
Nottingham
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were staying in the village and came to the pub for a meal. It was the night of the first game of the rugby and the bar was full. I had phoned the pub to tell them of my dietary needs and the landlord was great about it. We had a lovely meal, and really enjoyed the evening with... More 

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essex, england
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We have just had a great meal at a fantastic price on our final night in Suffolk. The atmosphere was very relaxed with lots of jokes with the locals. Definately worth a visit. ☺ Dont believe the reviews on Google.

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Stradbroke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my parents and great auntie the food was lovely and fresh and very quick service what let it down was the man serving i think he was the landlord he came across very rude, when my Auntie asked if they did child portion his reply was ohh no i dont do children or dogs why... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Swan Inn

Address: The Street | Little Waldingfield, Babergh District CO10 0SQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Sudbury
Also Known As:
The Swan Inn Sudbury, Suffolk
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“accessible straight from the forecourt with bathroom handrails good for the disabled”
 of 5 bubbles greenedd100, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was lovely, the only negative was the intermittent free wi fi but if you go into the pub there is good reception.”
 of 5 bubbles Rhona11, Sep 19, 2014 | Read review
“Go to Lavenham or Long Melford”
 of 5 bubbles 631danj, Jul 28, 2014 | Read review
“The rooms in the old stable block (where we stayed) had a semi private garden with French windows - a great feature for warm summer evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles flightyflora, Apr 20, 2014 | Read review
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