The Swan & Angel is located in St Ives, a beautiful market town set on the banks of the River Great Ouse In Cambridgeshire.
By the end of the Middle Ages, St Ives fair had nearly disappeared, replaced by the weekly livestock market – the ‘Monday Market’. In the 18th and 19th centuries, St Ives market was said to be second in size only to London’s Smithfield Market. It was why the town had more pubs than anywhere else – the 64 pubs recorded in 1838 have almost all gone. The Swan and The Angel, marked on an early 18th century map of St Ives, stood on a site next door but one to this Wetherspoon pub.
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