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Sole Bay Inn

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7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was lovely and had a great variety. Good pub grub!! The service and atmosphere was very good! A dog friendly establishment with free wifi. Only negative is that it was a little cold in the pub 👍👍😁

Thank Laura W
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunday meal and drinks in the shadow of the lighthouse and brewery.Great friendly service and good food.

Thank Sluey1
Newbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here quite a few times and have never been disipointed and today was no exception. Good pub food to very high standards and sensibly priced. We paid just under £30 for two meals and drinks. The staff as always were very friendly. Dogs are allowed in but on a lead and not on the seating.

1 Thank Andie G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch at the Sole Bay Inn was terrible, with chewy meat, thin gravy, tasteless carrots, and a dry Yorkshire pudding. Atmosphere was ok and the beer was decent, but the food was among the worst I've ever had at a restaurant pretending to serve quality food. Southwold is full of great places to eat, so avoid the Sole Bay Inn... More 

3 Thank Bobson66
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Sole Bay Inn a number of times and had another fantastic lunch at the pub recently. The Adnams beers couldn't be any fresher unless they were poured in the brewery next door, and the fish and chips never fails to disappoint. One of my favourite pubs in Suffolk. Thoroughly recommended.

1 Thank Adam P
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would just like to say before you read this, I am a person who has never complained in my life, as I used to work in the catering industry and pubs myself and can understand and reason for some poor experiences. This is an exception as I am so angry with this place I have to warn others away!!! I... More 

1 Thank cathey-lou
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beer, great food, great ambience. We happened to be there on 'Curry Night' £10 including a drink, so great bargain as well.

2 Thank Ivebeenonaholiday
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner tonight with my old school friend tonight . Sole Bay Inn were serving before six pm when most restaurants were closed so we gave it a go . I had home made chicken liver pâté to start which was delicious and served with toast , butter a tasty chutney and fresh salad . My friend had deep fried... More 

3 Thank SKB50
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Handy for a quick drink while walking round Southwold, or after a tour of the brewery. Not far from the lighthouse, but off the main street so good for escaping the crowds at busy times

1 Thank Sammy_JayP
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub on a Saturday night whilst spending the weekend on a stag do in the area. The pub was lively but not packed, and had a great atmosphere. A fine range of different beers were served, and the pub is positioned extremely conveniently to the town's brewery and other attractions.

1 Thank Dom B

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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
US$5 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?