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Squiers of Southwold

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71 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DS, England
+44 1502 725635
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely little cafe/tearoom we all had a hot drink and a bite to eat. Bacon rolls and cheese scones! One of us wanted well done bacon and this was done to perfection. A good range of teas and coffees! Dog friendly and a nice sweet shop attached 👍👍👍

Thank Laura W
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the old-fashioned sweet shop to find this quaintly decorated little tearoom was a pleasant experience but sadly, the quality of the food was not. We were tempted by the homemade nut roast so both ordered it with vegetables. When it arrived it was steaming hot - just out of the microwave. The edges of the nut roast were... More 

Thank Kaycal
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Situated in the middle of Southwold. We are regular visitors to Squires. The restaurant is situated at the rear of a very 'old fashioned' English sweet shop...well worth a visit in itself. However, the food they serve is good English food, meat or fish and three veg. to just a bacon roll if you're looking for a lite bite. The... More 

Thank Johnthefish
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This little cafe could be a gem but needs a lot of love. There is junk everywhere with lots of hand knits hung around the dining room for sale. A old gas fire sits in a lovely old fireplace, the furniture, crockery and cutlery is tired and tatty. the kitchen staff don't seem to realise that everything they say is... More 

1 Thank Carolannchilvers
RAZJ, Owner at Squiers of Southwold, responded to this review

I'm sorry, but for 2017 I'm not going to be pc or selective of my resonses, I will admit to fault but this review is horrible! The building is old and a little tatty-it's 400 years old & one of the few remaining independent, family run businesses in Southwold-if the business rates aren't reviewed we too may be going thanks... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had lunch here today. Thought the little cafe at the back of the sweet shop was quaint and it was lovely and warm as the gas heater was on. The food was very good, I had potato and broccoli bake and my husband had scampi and chips both plates had a good portion of salad too. We ordered a coffee... More 

Thank calamityjane2016
San Diego
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237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We didn’t try their tea rooms but the little shop was a blast from the past! Great assortment of old fashioned sweets in jars, sticks of rock and fudge. We came away with lots of small, white paper bags containing quarter pounds of sweets we recall from our childhood.

Thank 92075
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The cream tea had lots of jam and whipped not clotted cream. Scones were excellent but the coffee came with those disgusting plastic pots of stuff. When we asked for a jug of milk the waitress happily brought it but if you do not ask you are stuck with horrible rubbish

Thank blythburgh
Wigan, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

At the back of a sweetshop, this is a small café in one room, and is a bit short of space. I wanted a sandwich and coffee, the coffee was muddy and didn't taste fresh and there were no sandwiches. I had a "Cornish pastie" which was very dull. I believe that they can do better, but the staff did... More 

Thank SFTWigan
Knowle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped off here for a bite to eat after shopping in Southwold. All cheap and cheerful, can recommend the cream tea but otherwise disappointing. Coffee was stewed and my husband's order for a bacon roll was forgotten - had to ask again. It wasn't brilliant either when he eventually got it, bacon was undercooked. The cakes and scones were... More 

1 Thank Claire H
Essex, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Tea room in the rear of the shop, nice cake in old style tea room surroundings, decent service, sweet shop in the front with good selection of fancy chocs, Ice Cream Sundaes also available. and small Lunch menu. Would take Tea and cake here again

Thank Beyondbangkok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 725635

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?