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Sole Bay Inn

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7 East Green, Southwold IP18 6JN, England
+44 1502 723736
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not my favourite pub in Southwold. It's a little too modern for my liking compared to others in Southwold. However nice interior, good staff, good beer and pretty good food (although my mate didn't enjoy his meal) and fairly well situated for brewery and lighthouse.

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1 Thank Mark L
Cambridge
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having popped in for a pint a couple of days before, we decided to go here for a friends Birthday meal... How dissapoining it was. We ordered two meals the same within the group, and how different they were. My friends rack of ribs were roasted to perfection and were bathed in BBQ sauce. Mine were mushy and tasteless. They... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always stop here for a beer when visiting and more often than not a bite to eat. Its a busy pub in a fabulous town, very well located for brewery tours and just back from the beach. This time we didn't eat but plenty were and the food looked great. Instead we sat outside (in February, in the sun!) and... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good clean pub - limited menu - fine for drinks and if you'll compromise a bit on food. Busy in the evening with tourists and locals when we visited.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good and very friendly pub with a mixture of locals, visitors, families and dogs. It has a fine selection of Adnams ales and good food. We visited here on 4 nights and enjoyed each of them, would definitely return when in the area.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great looking pub from outside and lovely on the inside. We struggled to get a table as it was so busy, so presumed it was top notch. I ordered the 1/2lb burger and chips... which sounded delicious. Unfortunately what arrived was seriously lack lustre. I'm pretty sure it was x2 Findus frozen beef burgers in a bread bap. Tiny amount... More 

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1 Thank Simon H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A casual pub dinner before heading home from a day at the coast. Good food with your expected choice of bar food plus a varied specials menu! Felt like a place the regulars know, dogs allowed :) A good find!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food at reasonable prices and a vast selection of real Adnams ale... Fish & Chips is a must, however, the specials board always offers a treat. Very good value for money.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub, friendly and sometimes lively environment. Good range of beers and spirits very much in keeping with the Adnams brand. Food is good with a wide choice, changing regularly and again in keeping with seasonal produce. Worth stopping by if your in the area.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all honesty despite living in Southwold we had not been into the Sole Bay for over 4 years, but today we gave it a go. Its a bright clean friendly pub with a good range of Adnams beers and an all day 12am-9pm menu. We had a sausage & onion baguette and a bacon brie and cranberry baguette, BOTH... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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
Description
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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Assington, Suffolk

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