Southwold Harbour Inn summary from Suffolk Camra
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Southwold Harbour Inn

  • previously known as Harbour of Refuge, Ship, Fishing Buss
  • Blackshore Quay
  • IP18 6TA
  • 01502 722381ring now
  • grid reference TM 496 755
real ale available
  • bar / diner
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)Evening mealsRestaurant or separate dining areaTraditional separate public barPub sells beer from local brewersTraditional pub games availableReal coal or log firechildren-welcomeCar parkBeer garden or other outside drinking area

(details under review)

Historical info
Public transport

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** 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.