5 of the best Suffolk coastal pubs to visit for food

fish cake from Sole Bay Inn, Southwold

Cod, smoked haddock and prawn fish cake from Sole Bay Inn, Southwold - Credit: Sole Bay Inn

The Suffolk coast has always been known as a great day out with its natural beauty and easy-going atmosphere.

Be sure to stop by one of these pubs for some quality food and drink while visiting the area. 

1. The Oddfellows Arms, Lowestoft

the Oddfellows Arms in Lowestoft

The Oddfellows Arms in Lowestoft which has sea views - Credit: Google Maps

With stunning sea views of the East Anglian coast, the Oddfellows Arms in Lowestoft is an ideal place to stop for some food and drink.

The gastropub's menu consists of freshly cooked classic pub dishes, which can be washed down with a local real ale or draught beer. 

2. The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh 

The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh has stopped all holiday bookings until 2021. Picture: Wendy Turner

The Mill Inn in Aldeburgh which sits just by the seafront, picture: Wendy Turner - Credit: Archant

The Mill Inn is a cosy seafront pub, restaurant and B&B in Aldeburgh that dates back to the 16th century.

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As well as enjoying some traditional pub food, customers also have the option to try the in-house American smoking oven or tapas evening. 

3. The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

As the weather begins to improve, the Dolphin Inn's sizeable pub garden is a great place to soak up the sun.

There is a special roast menu on a Sunday as well as an inclusive regular menu that caters for children and vegans too. 

4. The Ferry Boat Inn, Felixstowe

Ferry boat inn old Felixstowe Food and drink review

The Ferry Boat Inn, in Felixstowe was picked in our list - Credit: Archant

The Ferry Boat Inn at the tiny Deben estuary fishing hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry is a traditional establishment with roots dating back to the 15th century.

Whether you want to share some fresh mussels with a friend or get stuck into a rump steak, the FBI's menu leaves diners spoilt for choice.

5. Sole Bay Inn, Southwold

Another great spot for visitors to Southwold to indulge themselves is the Sole Bay Inn which sits just below the lighthouse and is a pillar of the local community.

The pub's seasonal menu is designed to celebrate coastal produce and complement its Adnams beverages.

The kitchen is open from noon until 9pm with plenty to enjoy.