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Sole Bay Fish Co.

22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
+44 1502 724241
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (127 reviews)
“shellfish” (29 reviews)
“fresh fish” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
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1 - 10 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, super staff and very nice venue. Very lovely fresh fish. Great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a BYO restaurant but now that it's licensed that's only possible on a Monday; otherwise there's a £10 corkage charge. The menu and fish available is outstanding and we just love it here. You are advised to book as it's extremely...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today for the first time, having tried on numerous occasions previously but the restaurant always being fully booked. Food was outstanding, staff attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Thank dberger27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our lunch here. It was perfectly simple and relaxed. Good service, great fish, as you'd expect and some nice wine. All in a lovely setting.

Thank jane m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends here for lunch as we have not tried this restaurant before. The atmosphere was great and being very busy made it even more appealing. Two of us had the haddock and two the cod which was a bit dry. The chips sounded...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice fish and chips, nothing out of the ordinary except the price! Fresh fish stall looks interesting, homemade tartar sauce was delicious.

Thank rose h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice fish and chips far too expensive but for Southwold the rip off town of the East about parr for the course.

Thank squirescroft1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here,,, but my friends had been very impressed by their previous visits, At first it seems just a very rustic fishing shack,,,but all was to be revealed, not a cheap meal ,however of you like fish as fresh as can be,having been...More

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived before the restaurant was open because of the torrential rain, but we were greeted with an understanding smile and a can do attitude throughout. The service continued to be friendly and attentive without being intrusive. This small restaurant filled up quickly and no...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book well in advance for Sole Bay. They are popular as we discovered when speaking with other diners who were repeat customers. It's in a lovely location down by the river - perfect on the warm summer day we were there to walk off lunch...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MaryJane50 | Reviewed this property |
In high season parking will be a bit tight, as there is no parking on the quayside, but there is a big car park a couple of hundred yards away on the seafront.
1 August 2015|
Response from sallieg |
Yes itook my small jack russell Jess into the harbour restaurant today. Southwold is verydog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 724241
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