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The Swan Monks Eleigh

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The Street, Monks Eleigh, Babergh District IP7 7AU, England
+44 1449 763163
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very generous portion sizes. Lovely staff and very helpful. Cosy, gorgeous interior. Food was very tasty and presentation perfect. Looking forward to going back very soon! Well worth a visit!

Thank Jojopops
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here for a very long time. Staff are friendly and made you feel welcome and the pub is tastefully furnished and cosy. Service was attentive but not overbearing and food served on time and hot. Sunday roast was really good with beautiful cut of beef done just how we like it. Definitely worth a visit, slightly expensive at... More 

Thank Faiergreen
Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb, friendly, fun and successful evening. The quiz was very well attended. It would be great if more villagers would turn out and support events like this! Nevertheless, the team at The Swan was excellent- attentive, professional and very supportive as always. Thankyou Izzy, Troy and everyone else involved. Great snacks. A very successful evening at our local!!... More 

Thank John N
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a very cold but sunny January day ,my Wife and I went to The Swan at Monks Eleigh for lunch. Taking up their 2 for 1 offer . We both chose the Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail Salad for Starter, it was absolutely delicious, my Wife commented it was like a main course on it's own ! My wife chose... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a Sunday roast and was absolutely delighted we did. Myself, my wife and daughter enjoyed a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings with great friendly service. We had not booked but were seated anyway and we ordered 2 roast beef dinners and a child's chicken dinner. They were all lovely, no complaints at all. Great service from the... More 

Thank Mister_Perkin
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The Swan is a lovely country pub with a stylish ambience. The food and service is great. Lunch was delicious and a nice change from the normal Christmas season fare. It made for a relaxed day.

Thank Ann T
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

First impressions when we walked in we're great, The Swan has been given a beautiful renovation and the decor was modern yet subtle. We were greeted by very pleasant bar staff whilst we waited to be seen to our table. We then met the manager who dealt with us from there onwards. From this point our evening jumped from good... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a quiet Friday night. Big sign saying 241 meals on January had drawn me in. Had downloaded the 241 voucher to my phone but was told I needed a paper copy and couldn't use it. So I left the empty dining room and rather rude member of staff to it....

Thank PJC1979
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Visited The Swan for first time for New Years Eve celebration what a find. The welcome was friendly by the Manager and bis team. Polite informative and helpful. The evening was a hot buffet, dessert cheese and biscuits and glass of champagne at midnight All this for £35 per head, the quality and amount of food avaliable was amazing, The... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Although it was mid week and not many people there at lunchtime the atmosphere was lovely. There was a blazing open fire, good music and friendly, accommodating staff. There were 11 of us and we all enjoyed the food. If anything the main course was a little too large. I can thoroughly recommend the chocolate bread and butter pudding. Rounded... More 

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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, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?