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Sole Bay Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sole” (121 reviews)
“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s not a huge amount of choice in Southwold at the best of times,come a miserable January evening it’s even less with 2 restaurants I passed and my hotel diner all closed. So it was to the Sole Bay Inn to find some food and...More

1  Thank srlytton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got very lucky and managed to grab the big table to seat 7 of us at lunch time on Saturday. Staff were very friendly and the fish and chips were brilliant. One of our 3 year old twins ate his own weight in fish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in Dec 2017 - overall food offering has improved since last meal over 2 years ago. I had gammon steak, egg and chips ( a special) and my wife had steak and chips. Food was well cooked and plenty of it more pub food...More

1  Thank Simon O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food at a reasonable price. Portions were perfect & filling. After our starter we were asked if we’d like to move to a bigger table as the one we were on was tiny. Felt welcome even if it had its blatant regulars with...More

1  Thank MrShaw1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, smallish pub located close to the Adnams brewery, next to the lighthouse and a short walk from the seafront. Pleasant decor, nice atmosphere and friendly service with a great range of Adnams beers and produce. Very tasty food served in good time. A good...More

1  Thank MarkiG
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting here for a few days and on a very cold , wet and windy Monday night , it was a delight to have a few well kept beers in a warm and cosy environment. Food coming out of the kitchen looked great as well.

1  Thank Bruce-Sally
Reviewed 22 November 2017

From the outside this pub doesnot look much but the atmosphere is very good and food excellent Locally sourced ingredients put together very well You cant reserve a table so get there early to avoid disappointment

3  Thank papapp
Reviewed 21 November 2017

On a very wet Sunday this was the first place we came to which could seat 6 of us. We struck lucky we were not squashed and the furniture was a real mixture and it was lovely to go somewhere which wasn't all the same....More

2  Thank ardentspur
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We ate and drank here whilst in Southwold. It's a traditional pub and was fairly buy; despite it being late afternoon on a Sunday It's also an Adnams pub (as are most if not all in Southwold) so serves all their finest beers. The food...More

1  Thank SteveCAFC63
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

On our annual family pilgrimage to beautiful Southwold we decided to eat out at Sole Bay Inn on Wednesday 8th November. My Father walks with a frame and has limited mobility. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and understanding. Although you can’t book a...More

2  Thank Jane T
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Rachel R
9 October 2017|
Response from bryan m | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
24 August 2017|
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Response from Geoff1230 | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning them and asking.
22 June 2015|
Response from Adele B | Property representative |
Hi I'm not at the Sole Bay today so if you wouldn't mind calling on 01502 723736 staff will be able to help you. With regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: 7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723736
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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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