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By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

The Swan Southwold and The Harbour Inn both received glowing reviews this weekend in The Times (Top 100 British Hotels, Sunday Times) and The Guardian (Top 50 Best UK Pubs), respectively.

the swan times top 100 british hotels 2018The Sunday Times, 100 Top British Hotels: "This 17th-century hotel was relaunched last year, and its top-to-bottom refurb is a triumph. In the sitting room, constellations of contemporary lamps hang beside 18th-century portraits; upstairs, pink-tipped bedsteads float on a sea of teal and taupe. The furniture is robust and chunky, and the bed linen deliciously soft. Best of all is the lack of nautical nonsense in the decor. Who needs it when the beach is 150 yards from the front door?"

The Times subscribers can read the full article here.

The Guardian, 50 Best UK Pubs, 10 of the best pubs with a view "This part of Suffolk rolls away forever, with a sky that’s somehow bigger than anywhere else. The Harbour Inn, by the River Blyth among boat sheds and jetties, is a pub designed against flood: in the lower bar, power-points are on the ceiling, pints are passed down through a hatch, and the floors are tiled for the ease of sweeping away mud. In summer it’s the perfect spot for watching clean white clouds float over the marshes, while at night there’s the opposite of a view – blessed blackness, and muttering estuary winds that bring to mind the ghost stories of MR James."

You can view the full article on The Guardian's website here.        


Sarah Groves