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The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Southwold Marlborough Hotel

Southwold Marlborough Hotel

closed 1943

North Cliff

grid reference TM 510 763

In 1900 this 50 bed & sitting roomed hotel was described as "occupying the finest position on the sea front - commanding a magnificent & uninterrupted view of the German Ocean". It also offered a spacious Hall, Lounge, Drawing, Coffee, Smoking and Billiard rooms with Bath rooms on each floor.

It was destroyed by a bomb in 1943.

A hotel is shown on the 1904 OS map at the location we've marked, but it's an empty space on the 1957 sheet, which fits with it having been destroyed in the war. Buildings still standing in Marlborough Road seem to match those in one of our old photos, so this seems a likely location.

An un-named hotel is shown at this location on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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