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The Swan Inn Information


A family owned stunning 16th Century thatched inn offering traditional pub food and drink in the heart of the pretty Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh. Popular with real ale drinkers and food lovers alike. With an inglenook fireplace in the restaurant and log burner in the bar area it's perfect for those cold winter nights and in the summer enjoy eating and drinking al fresco on our sun terrace overlooking our wonderful village green.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Staggered check-in
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • Pampering
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    2:00 PM 10:00 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    10:30 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Ipswich (15.0 miles)
    Join the A1071 from Ipswich heading to Hadliegh, turn right onto A1141 Stone Street signposted Bildeston/Lavenham. Stay on the A1141 in 1.6 miles turn left to stay on the A1141 signposted Lavenham/Monks Eleigh. Follow A1141 for a further 3 miles. You will then see the Monks Eleigh sign on the left, follow the road round to the right going over a small bridge, turn left again to enter The Street, Monks Eleigh in 0.3 miles you will see The Swan on the corner of Church Hill, our car park is to the rear of The Swan.

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