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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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. larger map

old OS map

Map

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Gallery

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

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