The Swan Hotel has occupied its present site since the 14th century. Nowadays the public rooms have the traditional character of an English country house, enhanced by fine furniture, carved 18th century doorframes and mantelpieces, prints, paintings and photographs connected with the history of Southwold. The refined yet relaxed environment and friendly staff guarantees a most comfortable stay.
Many of the 25 bedrooms in the Main Hotel offer a glimpse of the sea, whilst the 17 Lighthouse Rooms are clustered around the old bowling green. There is a liklihood that your room assignment will be in the garden annexe.
The elegant Drawing Room is perfect for quiet relaxation the Reading Room and Southwold Room are also ideal for private functions.The menu in the Dining Room, created from local produce and organic ingredients, offers dishes ranging from simple, delicious fare through the English classics to the chef s personal specialities. An exciting selection of Adnams wines from all over the world is offered.
Directions: DIRECTIONS TO SOUTHWOLD FROM LONDON Make your way to the M25/A12 junction just south of Brentwood: Travel on A12 past Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich, pick up A12/A14 route via the Orwell Bridge. Stay on A12 and head for Woodbridge/Lowestoft. Travel on past Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Yoxford and Darsham. 5 miles after Darsham on the A12, you will arrive at Blythburgh (noted for its Church on the Marshes). 3/4 of a mile past Blythburgh, turn right off A12 to Southwold/Reydon. 4 miles further on you arrive in Southwold. Travel straight through the main street until you reach the Market Place and you will find the Swan Hotel on the left hand side. Drive under the archway to the car park. (Travel time approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from A12/M25 93 miles) DIRECTIONS FROM CAMBRIDGE, MIDLANDS AND NORTH Pick up A14 and pass Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. At Stowmarket turn off on to the A1120 for Yoxford (26 miles of winding country roads). At Yoxford turn left onto A12 and follow above instructions. Alternatively stay on the A14 to Ipswich then follow the A12/A14 route via the Orwell Bridge (see above). This is a slightly longer route but uses better roads. (Travel time from Cambridge is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes 75 miles). DIRECTIONS FROM NORWICH A146 towards Lowestoft. At Beccles turn right at the Safeway roundabout. Follow the Southwold signs through the centre of Beccles and head out on Southwold Road A145 (13 miles). On reaching A12 turn left for 300 yards, then right and follow above instructions. (Travel time approximately 50 minutes 32 miles)
You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.