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Southwold King's Head

historical era: 21st century

opened 1743 (rebuilt 1864)

closed August 2013

23 High St, IP18 6AD

grid reference TM 505 763

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listed building grade II


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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.


last updated 03/08/2017

This large open plan lounge diner had a small public bar in one area.

It was first licensed in 1743.

The pub closed mid-August 2013 after several months under temporary management. The future is currently under review but it's been reported that it may become a police station, though other reports suggest an Italian restaurant. As of mid-August 2015, the building has been de-signed but is still empty (no change in July 2017).


(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)