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The Swan Monks Eleigh

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Street, Monks Eleigh, Babergh District IP7 7AU, England
+44 1449 763163
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Eastern England
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poor food, cold dining area, and promised fire never lite. Spanish server smelled of active smoking which added to the poor dining experience.

Thank Percroonz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful old Swan at Monks Eleigh in Suffolk is a lovely place to spend some time. The staff are very welcoming when you arrive and continue to look after you very well. The food is usually very nice apart from a prawn cocktail starter which was a little bland the burgers are fantastic and you can choose to have... More 

Thank Jenmeoff
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic lunch here. staff very helpful.Staff had great knowledge of the menu and were able to say before you looked that on the specials there was only one chateaubriand left. Tables were clean as were toilets.Manager very aware what was happening in restaurant so food arrived at appropriate times.Staff very polite, knowledgeable and dressed well. Saw the same... More 

Thank Hippos3
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are returning customers to The Swan and again we had a lovely meal. The service was fantastic and the staff are very attentive. You will be spoilt for choice as there are so many lovely dishes on the menu. If you live locally or are in the area then The Swan is really worth a visit. Thank you once... More 

Thank TheTrioIpswich
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for Friday lunch and was very impressed with the smart interior. The staff were friendly,the Adnams beers were well kept and the menu was good. There is a two course lunch option for 12 pounds as well as a range of main courses for around 14. All in all a pleasant experience.

Thank daverV4044RB
Suffolk, England
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My daughter booked The Swan Inn for my birthday and we were all well impressed with our Sunday roasts. The service is great and the pub has a lovely atmosphere . We will definitely be back, many thanks .

1 Thank LisaAmbr0se
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The meals were well presented and the service was friendly, but not overwhelming. Apparently the pub has been refurbished recently (tastefully in our opinion) and it certainly has an excellent atmosphere. We went for a family meal and all really enjoyed the experience. We will definitely visit again. Thank you to all of the staff.

1 Thank barbarajacketts
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to the swan with friends not knowing it had changed hands it was great in all respects great atmosphere, very nice decor and great food and service. Other pubs in the area take note this one has got it right. 10/10

1 Thank Ualwayshaveachoice
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

With such great reviews we were expecting that on this, our third lunchtime visit, that the place would be heaving. Not so - our little party was 4 out of 6 diners total. Nothing to complain about; the welcome, decor, food and general tone of the place is fine. Service a little over-attentive but understandable given there were so few... More 

1 Thank Pubbieguy
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We went to The Swan on a Friday evening after a long week. We were hungry. What a treat we had in store. We were greeted, shown to a table in the new refurb restaurant. Far cosier. Menu was explained fully and after a rather tasty retro prawn cocktail, steak the most amazing chips with garnish we did not have... More 

1 Thank SuffolkAnnetteB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $24
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Monks Eleigh, Babergh District IP7 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Monks Eleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 763163
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 wines, spirits and gin. With a menu built around delicious local and seasonal produce, the Swan is the perfect festination in the heart of Suffolk.

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