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The Swan Monks Eleigh

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Monks Eleigh ££ - £££ , British,
The Street, Monks Eleigh, Babergh District IP7 7AU, England
+44 1449 763163
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pudding” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Street, Monks Eleigh, Babergh District IP7 7AU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best yorkshire puddings I have ever had at a pub, tender meat, fresh veg and plenty of gravy. Sister loved the sorbet. Friendly and efficient service. Will definitely be back.

Thank EllenaF94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any one wanting to eat fresh local produce, look no further than the Swan in Monks Eleigh. Varied lunch and supper menu with locally sourced ingredients. Charming restaurant with big open fire, just right for relaxing after a long week's work.

Thank raftroughton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in or near the gorgeous village of Monks Eleigh this pub comes highly recommended. The small friendly bar serves locals and visitors alike offering a great selection of wines at fair prices. All staff were really friendly and we enjoyed a delicious evening meal...More

1  Thank BURTONWiltshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for a special family dinner and it was wonderful from start to finish. The welcoming and attentive service is the best I remember in Suffolk, from Tom and the lovely chef Daniel gave us wonderful food and steaks cooked to perfection. The...More

1  Thank Bambachic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to get one of the few remaining tables for Sunday lunch and had a really great meal. A very tasty sea trout and a superb mushroom risotto. The service was very friendly and efficient, and we stayed a lot longer than we planned....

1  Thank ASuffolkGal
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Two of us went for an evening meal. It was in fact, my friend's birthday but he didn't want any fuss. We hadn't booked as it was a Tuesday but even so the main restaurant was fairly full. He had Fish and Chips and i...More

1  Thank HenryKLavenham
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!! What a lovely occasion. Outside in the sunshine. Great, attentive service throughout. Interesting, varied and superb menu. We all thoroughly enjoyed starters, main courses, desserts and coffees. An excellent occasion on every front. Thankyou to the serving staff, the chef and all working in...More

2  Thank John N
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband and had lunch at this recently renovated restaurant. We were greeted warmly and were very impressed by all the friendly and professional service we received. The place is fresh, clean and welcoming. We sat outside which was peaceful and felt relaxing. We chose...More

2  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Service good and food well presented and really tasty. Not cheap at £15.95 but very good all the same. Would recommend.

2  Thank Faiergreen
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Went with family to have a Sunday roast and can safely say we were very impressed. The food packed bags of flavour and the service was very good. Didn't have to wait long between courses and the staff were very friendly! Definitely recommend it to...More

2  Thank Conyer_13
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Ben L
2 October 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
See the answer from Lessie above. That's the situation we saw, dogs only in the lower bar area.
21 July 2016|
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Response from 8SHEDSSUNNYSUFFO | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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
  • E-mail
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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