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Family run with locally brewed beers

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Kids play area

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: all week 12–2
  • Dinner: all week 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A12 onto A1095 towards Southwold. Left into Wangford Road.

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