Last Updated on June 1, 2022
A little blog post bringing you the Sail Loft Southwold – one of the great places to eat and drink in this beautiful resort near our Suffolk holiday cottages.
The current owners took over the premises in 2014 and re-branded it The Sail Loft Southwold. It’s literally right across the road from the dunes to the south of the town. They describe the venue as “the culmination of experiences, resources and knowledge of five individuals. An eclectic collection of ideas, principles and diversity has delivered a unique venue to Southwold”.
I went for lunch with a friend of mine on the hottest September day for 100 years! The staff were all friendly, welcoming and really helpful. There is a great menu, including lots of seafood as the restaurant is on Ferry Road, so just a hop, skip and a jump to the fishing boats coming in to Southwold Harbour. They have access to the freshest fish around! So, while in Rome as they say, we both went for the seared tuna steak with Asian slaw and sweet potato fries, which were amazing!
We adjourned to the garden to have a drink in the sun and it was lovely. It literally overlooks the dunes, which lead down to the sea. Take a little stroll down to the harbour to walk off your lunch and watch the fishermen in action. You can also pick up some more fresh fish to bring back to your cottage with you.
They sell Adnams, which is pretty much the law in Southwold! They also have a wide range of wines and other beers, as well as soft drinks of course. They serve your table water in old gin and vodka bottles, which is a quirky little touch.
The Sail Loft Southwold is very dog-friendly and they even have treats on the bar.