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The Harbour Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups
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Black Shore, Southwold IP18 6TA, England
+44 1502 722381
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after seeing the menu online. First impressions were very pretty good. The pub was welcoming and traditional. All was going well until we looked at the menu and noticed that it did not match the one on the website. This would have. Ren ok except one of our party had dietary restrictions which meant there was nothing suitable... More 

Thank Jon S
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Harbour Inn today for lunch and well worth the trip . Myself I had the chicken schnitzel with dauphinoise potatoes, apple chutney and green beans . My husband Adams steak pie ,mash and seasonal vegetables, neither of us could fault them and well worth the wait. Situated so you are looking over the river Blythe what could... More 

Thank nevillevalerieh
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was back in Southwold two weeks ago for a break at the start of January. A late Christmas treat. I had the Smoked Haddock and my partner had the Cod... chips & mushy peas of course and a pint of Jack Brand Dry Hopped and a pint of Spindrift. Once again... the best fish and chips I've ever had.... More 

Thank TheDJCunningham
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on the Saturday after New Year for lunch. First point, it was a wintry day, but the woodburner in the top bar had not been lit - why not? The room would have been so much cosier. And I'm afraid the food was overpriced and really not worth eating. My Thai-style fish cakes had been over cooked, presumably... More 

Thank Teresa985
Redcar, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tried to get in the Fish restaurant Xmas Eve but it was full. Had a dink hear before so thought we would give it a try. Had the fish pie which was not very inspiring, it was ok but only average. There are some interesting small dishes on the menu and it is a nice place with outdoor seating so... More 

Thank shackleston
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Fish & chips are cooked to perfection and the other items on the menu are delicious. Never had a disappointing meal! What stands out for me though is the charm of this traditional pub and the wonderfully friendly staff who always look after my daughter with her allergies. Tip- Try and eat in the bar area with the welcoming fire... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We walked here from our rented cottage in the centre of Southwold which took us only 20 minutes. We got there around 13:30 on a Saturday and somehow managed to get a table by the fire on the ground floor. They don’t take bookings but we have always managed to find a table when we have visited before. In our... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We made a return visit after a two year absence for dinner. The food remains lovely and Adnam's beer never fails to satisfy. The staff were friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed eating in front of the roaring fire and chatting to the locals.

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Restaurant Details

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