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Sole Bay Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

From the outside this pub doesnot look much but the atmosphere is very good and food excellent Locally sourced ingredients put together very well You cant reserve a table so get there early to avoid disappointment

2  Thank papapp
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a very wet Sunday this was the first place we came to which could seat 6 of us. We struck lucky we were not squashed and the furniture was a real mixture and it was lovely to go somewhere which wasn't all the same....More

2  Thank ardentspur
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate and drank here whilst in Southwold. It's a traditional pub and was fairly buy; despite it being late afternoon on a Sunday It's also an Adnams pub (as are most if not all in Southwold) so serves all their finest beers. The food...More

1  Thank SteveCAFC63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our annual family pilgrimage to beautiful Southwold we decided to eat out at Sole Bay Inn on Wednesday 8th November. My Father walks with a frame and has limited mobility. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and understanding. Although you can’t book a...More

2  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you pop into the Sole Bay Inn for a pint! Whilst we didn't eat here the food looks good and the tables filled very quickly.

2  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for dinner on a Wednesday night in November to find the pub three quarters full, which was great - a warm welcome too from well drilled staff. Unlike the other Adnams pubs in town, this one offers lots of main courses (regular menu...More

2  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's an old saying that Adnams doesn't travel well so the Sole Bay is the best place for it! The first part is false as Adnams travels very well to London at least, the latter is harder to argue with as I had my best...More

2  Thank Guy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in at the Sole bay on Saturday evening - full as always. Lucky enough to get a table after only a few minutes to enjoy a lovely Broadside/Aspalls with meals from the specials board. Friendly service with reasonable prices in a traditional corner pub...More

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to use the Sole Bay for several years and it was the most welcoming then. Nothing has changed apart from the management. We had a warm welcome all weekend and the range and quality of drinks was first class. Although bookings are not taken...More

3  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the sort of place that locals know about and visitors need to find. Warm, friendly and helpful staff and a good selection of food well cooked. Visited 4 times during our holiday and always busy - a good sign. See you next year.

4  Thank tom793
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Rachel R
10 October 2017|
Response from bryan m | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
25 August 2017|
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Response from Geoff1230 | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning them and asking.
22 June 2015|
Response from Adele B | Property representative |
Hi I'm not at the Sole Bay today so if you wouldn't mind calling on 01502 723736 staff will be able to help you. With regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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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