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Southwold Grand Hotel

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1940 circa

North Parade

grid reference TM 510 765

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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.


last updated 08/01/2017

The Grand Hotel was described in 1912 as:

magnificent position facing sea, near pier, station & golf links; luxuriously furnished apartments, including spacious lounge, billiard, smoking & reading rooms; lift; electric light; heated in winter; table d'hote; separate tables; extensive grounds; omnibus meets trains.

It was used by the army during the Second World War (requisitioned on March 27th 1940) and never reopened. The license was transferred to the Neptune.

The building was demolished in 1959.

The Grand Hotel can be seen at this location on the 1883 OS map.

on old OS map


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