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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Free Wi-Fi

Easily walkable from Southwold, this majestic pub was built in 1899 by the town’s well-known Adnams Brewery, whose directors were pally with Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston’s father. Showing no real sign today of its late-Victorian origins, the light and airy bar is furnished with contemporary high-backed chairs and comfortable sofas; the well-protected garden is lovely in the sun. In the bar and restaurant a concise modern British menu offers starters of smoked duck breast with celeriac remoulade, caper and raisin tapenade; or timbale of Bloody Mary soused herrings with dill cream cheese. Mains include poached smoked haddock, cheese, spring onion and grain mustard sauce; steamed steak and kidney suet pudding; and Moroccan pot-roasted chicken with apricot couscous and pomegranate yogurt. Children can opt to select from their own menu.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Southwold Bitter, Explorer, Old Ale & Ghost Ship
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

A12 onto A1095 towards Southwold. Left into Wangford Rd

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