The Swan Inn is an eighteenth century timber-framed and plastered building, previously with an L-shaped plan with a front extension at right angles to the road. This front extension was demolished in 1968 when the building was renovated. The roof is thatched with three dormers.
There are coins nailed to the underside of the timber beams in the public bar. It was the custom of soldiers during the Great War to nail up coins in this way and to reclaim them upon their return. Alas many of the coins were not reclaimed reflecting the loss of 24 men from the village.
In the nineteenth century there were seven public houses or beer retailers in the parish. In more recent times four pubs have closed in the village namely:
- Carpenters Arms - Donkey Lane
- Green Man - Folly Lane
- Harrow - Harrow Green
- King William - Bury Road
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