Joule’s Brewery has opened the doors of its latest brewery taphouse, The Swan Hotel, in Forton. The opening marks the conclusion of six months of refurbishment work.

Swan Hotel Forton
Landlords Alex and Rich Marsh with their mother , Heather

The Swan will focus on fresh, seasonal food, all locally sourced, exceptional service and, of course, have a fine range of ales and beers sourced from the brewery, 11miles down the road.

Landlord, Alex Marsh, said: “We’re delighted to be taking on the reins of this fantastic pub. We have always admired the Swan from afar, and now myself and my brother Rich can’t wait to meet the locals and show everyone the great refurbishment.”

Joule’s has invested £250,000 in the site, including some beautiful reclaimed panelling from a mansion in Lowestoft.

Victoria Colclough, the brewery’s brand director, said: “The Walnut Room is of exceptional quality, made of solid English walnut, featuring four pairs of pilasters, each hand carved and tapering. Two very finely carved central fireplaces of classical design, and with a hand-carved monogram ‘HH’, make up the centrepiece.

“When we saw the pieces, they were a perfect match for the Swan to reflect the pub’s quality and our ambition for its bright future.”

Joule’s added its own gilded monogram during the reinstallation of the panels this year.

Swan Hotel Forton

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