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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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love his place, not overly expensive compared to he centre of southwold- really friendly staff and great food - don't miss a visit - it is really busy at weekends but always great place to visit.

Thank Darren8472
Norwich, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally eat here if wr have had aday shopping in town . The fish and chips always very good . Huge plateful for £13 . I had battered smoked haddock which was very good . The beer esp good . Highly recommened .

Thank cjknights
Dereham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us enjoyed a good pub meal. To start and share 2 Suffolk Smokies (flaked smoked haddock in cheese sauce), followed by one Gravadlax, smoked salmon & hot-roasted salmon, one Fish pie and the other two had Monkfish Carbonara. Adnams Ghost Ship to accompany of course. Good atmosphere and service, most enjoyable.

Thank Mervyn W
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We regularly go to The Harbour Inn, it always serves excellent food and drink. The wood burning fire is always on in the winter making it a welcoming retreat after a brisk walk.

Thank sarahjhowes
Mundesley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sun was out so the place was packed even on a March mid week day so we had to eat upstairs. The choice was good plenty of snack type dished non the less imaginative. I had sardines.

Thank Margaret Y
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, good quality, home cooked and really tasty. Children's menu is great, not just the usual ***and chips! Dogs are allies in the bar, the atmosphere is great and the staff are friendly. Would highly recommend the pannacotta!

Thank Katherine M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd completed a 20k walk of Walberswick nature reserve and thought we deserved a well earned pint at The Harbour Inn after reading reviews. We ordered food of a pork pie platter and a crayfish sandwich. Food and beer were good but the ambience just wasn't there even though the log fire was burning! Somewhat disappointed after reading other reviews.... More 

Thank Evie S
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this pub on a cold walk from Southwold. What a great find! A welcoming fire as we walked through the door... very patient staff (some of our group took ages to decide what to drink!) A proper pub with real character... far from your run of the mill 'themed pub' you tend to find too often nowadays!... More 

Thank Jacko1183
Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't go to the seaside and not eat the fish! First-rate fish 'n' Chips - not at all greasy - just right! Of course, consumed along with the by now customary pint of Adnams bitter. whilst I would describe it as a bit of a quirky and functional enviironment, it nevertheless delivers good quality food, and I feel is well... More 

Thank 276tw276
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a birthday treat and wasn't disappointed. Really nice food, the prawn and crayfish starter and the Suffolk Smokies were delicious, as was the fish pie. A unique place which is obviously buzzing in the summer months. A bonus was the unexpected visit by the musicians who sang folk music - I loved it and will definitely go... More 

Thank Lynn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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?