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Sole Bay Inn

7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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Ranked #12 of 42 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $31
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional family pub with a warm friendly atmosphere, everyone welcome. Located just underneath Southwold's Famous Lighthouse. Food served 7 days a week (except Sunday evenings) booking advised during peak season. (Dogs welcome) only 2 minutes fro our lovely Blue Flag Beach. Landlord Chris Chapman and his staff warmly await you.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location, nice pub. Friendly bar staff and nice menu - we had lunch there, really nice sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Went back the next day for a pre-dinner drink. It was busy with a good vibe, clearly popular with both locals and tourists. Definitely worth a visit.

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England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food - tempted in by the prospect of (a whole) lobster salad at a very reasonable price. In fact, we ate here all 4 nights of our break - wine reasonably priced, good location, nice atmosphere and also the advantage of being able to book ahead - not always possible at... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

After seeing such great reviews on this website, I was looking forward to eating here. But I have to say that I found the food disappointing! We ordered grilled fish and chips. The fish was very soggy and the chips were deep fried French fries. However the service was good and it's a lovely place to sit and drink just... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited here on a Wednesday lunchtime during half-term week. When we arrived, it was packed, just about got a table inside the small pub. We ordered our meals at the bar, lovely service received from the small team of staff. We ordered the Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato granary sandwich which was lovely, loads of filling provided. We also had... More 

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had fish & chips and smoked salmon salad last night with a lovely bottle of wine. Both very good. Seemed a popular place to eat and drink which doesn't surprise me. Worth a try if you're in Southwold.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal. The battered skate and chips were superb. Adnams Beer was as good as ever. The staff were friendly and professional. A great night out was had by everyone. Will be back very soon.

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Suffolk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice pub where you are as happy to just have a drink as a meal. The food was good and well presented the steaks on steak night Thursday were very good value. This does what it says on the tin with no pretension and you would be more than happy to have a meal here anytime. Please clean the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great place, nice décor, AMAZING fresh and tasty whole skate, very good Adnams beer. The skate was huge and came with chips and peas and was under £12. I never had such a tasty and fleshy skate before. Shame we were too full to have pudding Highly recommended

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Essex UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Good quality and a fair price along with good choice of ales. Tables can be booked and a short walk from the center of town

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Potton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had lunch here on the bank holiday weekend and found it very enjoyable. Managed to get a table straight away, and although they said there would be a wait for the food (they were clearly busy) I think we only waited 20-30mins. Very tasty food, and a good selection of beers on tap (Adnams of course!). Service was good.

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Address: 7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1502 723736
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
Average Prices: USD 6 - 31

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