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Sole Bay Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here twice for a lunch whilst on holiday in the area. On both occasions the place was packed with locals, holiday makers and canine visitors! The food was good quality with a choice of ' specials' to choose from each day, and we found the staff both friendly and helpful. Being fond of dogs ourselves we enjoyed identifying... More 

Thank cedarchaser
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of locals drinking on a Saturday afternoon gives a good feel to a pub, especially in a busy tourist place like Southwold. Excellent beer from next door in the Adnams brewery and really good food. Daily fish specials were excellent.

Thank Richard O
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed fish and chips and ham egg and chips both were very nice Although Ham was fridge cold and very smokey. However we shared a newyork cheesecake which was a disappointment bland with tasteless ice cream!

3 Thank 48452016
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped off for a quick bite to eat. Such a lovely place with Greg food and excellent atmosphere. Would highly recommend

2 Thank Mikeymoo88
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after the Adnams Tour and got a nice spot in the sunshine on the bench out front. Portions are a good size and burger was very tasty. The table next to us had the fish in batter and it was huge ! The beer , as expected, was excellent. Also a good selection of wines.

2 Thank regulartraveller2007
Solihull, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Southwold for a long Weekend in October and ate at the Sole Bay Inn on Friday and Sunday evening. It was interesting as the pub appeared to take on 2 different personalities.....busy a lively on the Friday and then a more quiet and local feel on the Sunday evening. The food choice and quality was very good....... I... More 

3 Thank david7star
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying nearby and went into the pub for a meal. The starters were big and the main meal was also a substantial portion which left us both feeling full. There was no room for a desert! Would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be returning, maybe tomorrow!

3 Thank Bilbiefamilyof3
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Southwold just to have Adnams ales the first night we went to the sole bay inn for a few pints and food we had visited the pub over 30 years ago beer was just the best We had only planned to visit one evening while we were their but ended going both nights for supper and a... More 

2 Thank Jen D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place with great baguettes! Plenty more on the menu too. Nice welcome and dog friendly.

3 Thank Mandy H
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We went to go in to the Sole Bay for a meal this evening, I was with my disabled parents and my daughter with my very young Grandson. I had got my elderly parents out of the car sat them on the benches outside to wait until I got my sleeping Grandson into the pub first, I went to lift... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723736
Traditional family pub with a warm friendly atmosphere, located just underneath Southwold's famous Lighthouse. Food served 7 days a week, 12 noon to 9pm.

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Assington, Suffolk

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?