Photo of Harbour Inn

grid reference TM 496 755

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bar / diner

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(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Broadside, Southwold, Ghost Ship, seasonals

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Southwold is East Suffolk

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 31/12/2019

Southwold Harbour Inn

previously known as: Harbour of Refuge, Ship, Fishing Buss

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Blackshore Quay, IP18 6TA

01502 722381

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This riverside pub is about a mile south of the town centre. A mark on the wall shows the level reached by flood waters in 1953. The split level interior is often dominated by diners during busy periods and a separate restaurant extension has helped to make the venue even more popular during weekends.

Nearby a foot ferry and footbridge provide access to Walberswick. A large caravan and camp site located nearby is popular during the summer months.

The present building is thought to date from 1840, when the pub was rebuilt.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Reference to pub seen in Southwold Diary of James Maggs (1818-1876) published by Suffolk Records Society in 2007)


A buss was a type of sea-going fishing vessel, typically used by Dutch herring fishermen in the 15th to early 19th centuries.

A Half-and-Halfer, was a type of fishing boat where the proceeds were shared between owner & crew.