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Southwold Harbour Inn

Southwold Harbour Inn

formerly Harbour of Refuge, Ship, Fishing Buss

Pub has reopened. Reservations are essential for indoor tables (outdoor tables cannot be reserved as the weather can't be guaranteed).

See the pub's website for more details.

Real Ale is sold here.

Black Shore, IP18 6TA

grid reference TM 496 755

bar / diner

owner/operator: Adnams

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(01502) 722381

(01502) 722381

This riverside pub is about a mile south of the town centre. Its location means that flooding can be an issue in winter months. 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 & a separate restaurant extension has helped to make the venue even more popular during weekends. Nearby, a foot ferry & 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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Footnote

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.

(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)

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