Southwold Grand Hotelhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed 1940 circa
grid reference TM 510 765Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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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.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)