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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was back in Southwold two weeks ago for a break at the start of January. A late Christmas treat. I had the Smoked Haddock and my partner had the Cod... chips & mushy peas of course and a pint of Jack Brand Dry Hopped and a pint of Spindrift. Once again... the best fish and chips I've ever had.... More 

Thank TheDJCunningham
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on the Saturday after New Year for lunch. First point, it was a wintry day, but the woodburner in the top bar had not been lit - why not? The room would have been so much cosier. And I'm afraid the food was overpriced and really not worth eating. My Thai-style fish cakes had been over cooked, presumably... More 

Thank Teresa985
Redcar, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to get in the Fish restaurant Xmas Eve but it was full. Had a dink hear before so thought we would give it a try. Had the fish pie which was not very inspiring, it was ok but only average. There are some interesting small dishes on the menu and it is a nice place with outdoor seating so... More 

Thank shackleston
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish & chips are cooked to perfection and the other items on the menu are delicious. Never had a disappointing meal! What stands out for me though is the charm of this traditional pub and the wonderfully friendly staff who always look after my daughter with her allergies. Tip- Try and eat in the bar area with the welcoming fire... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We walked here from our rented cottage in the centre of Southwold which took us only 20 minutes. We got there around 13:30 on a Saturday and somehow managed to get a table by the fire on the ground floor. They don’t take bookings but we have always managed to find a table when we have visited before. In our... More 

1 Thank Sim494
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We made a return visit after a two year absence for dinner. The food remains lovely and Adnam's beer never fails to satisfy. The staff were friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed eating in front of the roaring fire and chatting to the locals.

1 Thank rchd1
Reading, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Popped into this pub for the second time this weekend for a light lunch. The first time was when we arrived on Friday for a week in a nearby cottage. Again I had the herring milts (herring roe) on toast. An excellent snack alongside a pint of old ale. The top bar which excludes children and although small has a... More 

1 Thank BobGreg
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Harbour Inn with our visitors from London last night. it was not pleasant at all. We asked for menus a member of staff who was clearing the table. We have not seen any body else we waited about 10-15 minutes still no one around. There were about 6 people at the top bar and another 6 apart... More 

Thank 605zt
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visited during October half term, so it was very busy. Although we were unable to find a table downstairs in the more atmospheric olde worlde bar, the dining room upstairs was light and airy and provided lovely views over the marshes towards Southwold on one side and down the river on the other. The tables were well-spaced and conducive... More 

Thank MarkerUk
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

good beer, good food, good service, plenty of space in the summer and warm and snug in the winter. The veggie 'fish and chips' is really good!

1 Thank Marie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?