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The Harbour Inn

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Black Shore, Southwold IP18 6TA, England
+44 1502 722381
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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
Level Contributor
78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Tightfart
Elmton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made a special journey to try the Harbour Inn after reading reviews. He is a wheelchair user so not the best start with steps access. However 2 patrons helped us in and that's where the helpfulness ended. A member of staff informed us no tables were free, there was no space in the bar and no... More 

Thank Fizzyphysio
East Anglia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically a good pub for drinkers and standard pub food. Drinks a little expensive. Nice atmosphere when they don't let the wood burner go out

Thank Westisbest1
Level Contributor
73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here since 1997, and a visit to Southwold has to involve this amazing pub in some form. This visit - twice. Both for amazing fish lunches, the plaice is to die for, so fresh and well cooked. A pint of Adnams overlooking the Blackshore is one of my favourite places in the world to be. Go!

Thank LIB69
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't visit southwold without a walk to the harbour inn. Lots of fish dishes to try. Dog friendly homely and cosy. Will be back soon.

Thank Ronandjon1
Horley, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fifteen minute walk from Southwold helps to build a thirst which the Harbour Inn will help to quench with their selection of Adnam's beers. Plenty of nooks and crannies inside, and seating both front and back outside, so that you can either enjoy the sunshine, or protect yourself from the wind!

Thank Horleylad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Suffolk, England
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?