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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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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Marie G
Sandy, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely position overlooking the river, good outdoor seating. Friendly staff, comfortable bars and seating areas. Food not so good...light bites or starters tasty and well presented. I had the venison, meat and veg ok but mash dry and tasteless. Next time fish and chips...smoked haddock in over cooked batter, mushy peas that were frozen garden peas mashed with mint sauce,... More 

Thank Clare B
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We love the harbour Inn. Food is amazing. We always go for fish and chips as they are delicious. Puddings are delicious too. Definitely worth the 15minute walk from town.

Thank ClaireSullivan
Southampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place gets busy at lunchtimes, so be prepared for a wait for food. There is a full range of Adnams beers and the food is well cooked and the portions are generous. Plenty of outdoor seating.

Thank christanya2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. We had local beer ( adnams ) and fish and chips one evening. Beer around four pound and main courses thirteen pound. Friendly staff. Pub is on 3 different levels with old harbour memorabilia. Dog friendly. If walking back down the lane to Southwold at night bring a torch!!

Thank 340paul01
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went with my family for lunch on my 80th birthday. We had the sharing plates, very good, the sardines really tasty. As a Yorkshireman I find the price of drinks very high compared to Gods own country.

Thank Brian M
West Malling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lovely pub with old snug area and newer dining area. Ordering food is easily done at bar although had to wait a small time. Menu was not extensive but the plaice and cod we had were delicious. Nice surroundings and good views and for a Sunday was not packed. Did not feel rushed.

Thank lindyloo71
Bruges, Belgium
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Six of us and two wet dogs after walking the beach and then along black shore quay aimed ourselves at the garden behind the pub knowing that we would be out of the wind on a sunny afternoon. We ordered beers and wine sandwiches and snacks , all perfectly fine .service was quick even though the pub was busy ,... More 

Thank Nick E

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?