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The Harbour Inn

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Black Shore, Southwold IP18 6TA, England
+44 1502 722381
11:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Harbour Inn following a walk along the Southwold estuary. It was the ideal finish to a very long walk. We enjoyed sampling some of their small plates of seafood. Thought prices were slightly more than they should be, but the food was worth it. As usual in a Southwold pub, they had plenty of Adnams Beers... More 

Thank Ads_7
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the fish pie and it was delicious. Though it was busy didn't take long to be served and the beer was fine as well

Thank cranrobBucks
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pub come restaurant with a home from home atmosphere. Staff very helpful and happy. Beer spot on. while away an hour or two and enjoy your meal with a pint or two of well kept Adnams Ales. We had a party of nine people and had a fantastic lunch in the upper dinning area. highly recommend dish of the... More 

Thank 999Giovanni
St Ives, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a tradition to visit here when in the area. Service at lunchtime a bit slow but then no great hurry.... Our two "small plates" were very tasty and filling and the fire was most appreciated on a very cold May day!! They seem to cater for all tastes and appetites in a relaxed way.

1 Thank Chris C
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely characterful pub right beside the harbour. Great as a drinkers' pub, but the meal we had was very poor. Dry chips and scampi, which had a huge amount of coating around it, hardly any content and tasteless. How this gets in the Good Pub Guide I do not know!

Thank Kelly017
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for drink and light meal. Staff attentive and very helpful. We are awkward through food intolerances and allergy and they all went out their way to provide great food. To be recommended. Thanks

Thank dgpointon41
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit here. This is a great pub to visit when in Southwold. It is a bit out of the way down by the harbour. There is some parking. The pub is quite large and is split over two floors. The pub dates back many decades.It is an Adnams pub so quality is excellent. It serves great Adnams ales and... More 

Thank carlalexander
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews, we were really looking forward to our lunch even arriving 20 mins before service. The location is great and staff attentive. Unfortunately the food was average. My smoked haddock battered fish was way too rich and my wife's fish cakes overdone. We fed this back to the staff and received an apology - that's it. Our friends... More 

Thank Lenboy_9
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seven of us came on a busy Bank Holiday weekend. The Restaurant was very busy but the food was served very quickly by the polite and helpful staff. Very good food at a reasonable price. Very good family meal enjoyed by all,

Thank sutton5445
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, great location & good beer, why only 3 stars? I had the worst fish I've ever had, it was inedible. When the waiter took the plates and asked if everything was alright I told him, "oh I can see that" was his reply on looking at the fish (batter fried Plaice) and that was the last we heard,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Shore, Southwold IP18 6TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722381

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