A Day in Southwold

Sunday, 1 June 2014

This weekend we took a short trip from our house to the gorgeous seaside town of Southwold. I haven't been since I was about seven and there wasn't much I remembered about it except the quirky amusements on the pier and the yeasty smell of brewing beer from Adnams brewery.
Southwold is a small suffolk town just below Lowestoft. It has an array of middle class shops and lovely delis and eateries along the high street and sea front. It can get really busy in high season so it's best to get there early . Especially as the parking is free up near the rugby club.
We spent the morning wondering around the town in and out of the shops ( they have all the favourites ; Joules , Jack Wills , FatFace and Crew among other smaller boutiques ) before stopping at the Adnams cafe for a cream tea and beer ( of course ). We then went up to the pier and enjoyed a few of the arty/quirky amusements before walking all the way out of Southwold over to Walberswick.
You can take a small ferry ( a man in a rowing boat ! very sweet! ) over the small channel into Walberswick which is what we did . Had a quick wonder around the village before having some drinks in The Bell . The Bell Inn has a beautiful beer garden with plenty of places to sit and a really nice atmosphere . The food looked delicious and the staff where really friendly. We actually wished we had stayed her for lunch but we were still full from the cream tea.
We did a bit of dream property hunting in the village before heading back to Southwold and up to the high street to grab some fish and chips at The Crown Hotel. 
The Crown Hotel is recommended by The Good Pub Guide 2014 and rightly so the food was excellent and the menu had lots of choice and wasn't too expensive. It also had an extensive wine list which would be perfect for unwinding after a day on the beach.

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