We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sole Bay Inn

7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
“curry” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (607)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 605 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sole Bay is a small popular local pub, very busy and with good staff. We visited on a Monday night, fairly early but still found the pub full. We got the last available table and a lot of the locals were already around the bar....More

1  Thank johnny061
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this pub, brilliant food, staff at the top of their game, friendly and helpful. Early doors it was like now pubs used to be, happy, bouncy and full of people.

1  Thank NATBET
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a disappointment else where in southwold was wonderful that all staff chatted about what I could have and had a menu especially and took to e to dis use it. Great food. Had chicken in honey and garlic and rice.good pinot rose. Husband had...More

1  Thank merrillgransden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy bar But no trouble being served quickly Well done bar staff Serves food which looked more than acceptable

3  Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live local but have not been to the Sole Bay for years. Went for lunch yesterday & it was excellent. Clean & bright, good service & great food at good prices. We will return

3  Thank EastofEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we come to Southwold each year we always find ourselves in the Sole Bay Inn and experience good friendly service and excellent food. As you would expect being an Adnams pub the beer is also very good and the choice of other alcohol is...More

3  Thank Alan053AU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to get a table here on Saturday - but you cant book, you just have to wait around and grab one... The food range is not extensive, but it is great value, and when it turned up it looked and tasted great.

2  Thank MikeNorthamptonUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited southwold this weekend and was fortunate enough to visit this Amazing pub. The food was excellent the service was excellent the beer wonderful. It has a lovely atmosphere does the most amazing cod & chips and seafood platter. Highly recommend this place .

3  Thank Denaallen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends who had seen a recommendation on trip advisor. Was quite busy for a Sunday night but definitely worth the short wait, the fish and chips were lovely. Highly recommend.

4  Thank harobed37
Reviewed April 16, 2018

a very good ecomical eating out experience. Can get very crowded though especially during school holidays or height of season. If you can find a seat it is worth it.

3  Thank howardjacks
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Southwold
The Crown
416 reviews
.16 km away
The Swan
114 reviews
.16 km away
Blyth Hotel
818 reviews
.55 km away
Randolph Hotel
372 reviews
1.49 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sutherland House
1,423 reviews
.26 km away
Le Roc
355 reviews
.27 km away
No. Fifty One Cafe
525 reviews
.25 km away
The Little Fish and Chip Shop
679 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust
171 reviews
1.47 km away
Southwold Lighthouse
387 reviews
.12 km away
Southwold Pier
2,021 reviews
.48 km away
83 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rachel R
October 9, 2017|
Response from bryan m | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
August 24, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Geoff1230 | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning them and asking.
June 22, 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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing