Within a ten-minute drive – perhaps less as the crow flies – of the RSPB nature reserve at Minsmere, this updated 12th-century coaching inn makes a good base for birders, walkers, cyclists and seaside-seekers.
Fishing boats and ferries, cruise liners and container ships form a constantly shifting waterscape in this port town, best enjoyed from the wrought iron balcony of the Milsom family’s harbourside hotel.
A hip, jazzy refurbishment has brought stripped wooden floorboards, green velvet sofas and ‘small but effective pink touches’ to this Southwold stalwart, which has stood on the market square, minutes from the seafront, for centuries.
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