Southwold is a unspoilt seaside town in Suffolk.
Southwold is about 35 miles from Ipswich and a similar distance from Norwich. The nearest rail station is Darsham which is 8 miles away. It is not served by public transport so you may need to pre-book a taxi. Alternatively you can travel by train to Halesworth where there is a connecting bus service to Southwold.
 Get around
The town is small enough to walk around by foot.
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Walk along the pier and visit the lovely shops along it, or stop for lunch or a snack in the restaurant.
Walk to the river and take ferry over to Walberswick.
Shop in the many boutiques, gift shops, delis etc. There is a lovely Adnams Kitchen shop which sells a huge variety of wines, as well as unusual kitchen equipment. There is also a nice cafe at the back.
Take a walk on the beach.
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The Lord Nelson has a good pub meal and atmosphere.
The Lighthouse Inn does excellent fish but unsure about the vegetables
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There are several wonderful pubs. Most the pubs in Southwold are run by Adnams Brewery which is based on East Green in the town. They have a well known logo "Beer from the Coast". Look out for the Lord Nelson, Red Lion and the Sole Bay.
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The two main hotels are The Swan and The Crown, both owned and managed by Adnams Brewery. The Swan is quite a tradtional old fashioned hotel and the Crown has a more modern, contemporary feel. Saxon House, excellent B and B on Pier Rd within sight sound of the sea. Very full english breakfasts
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