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The Swan Hotel

Southwold, Suffolk

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IP18 6EG


There are many areas in the hotel suitable for taking wedding pictures – the garden, with the lighthouse and a vibrant array of flowers and plants as a backdrop, is a favourite location for many couples. During the summer this area is also perfect for a drinks reception.

Winter brides may prefer our Drawing Room with its fine furniture and open fire.

The emphasis at The Swan has always been on fine food, wine and exceptional service. Should you wish to talk to our chef or members of the Adnams wine team to ensure every detail is perfect for you, they’ll be happy to help. We want to tailor-

The Swan Hotel is licensed to hold civil, non-religious ceremonies in either our Dining Room or The Reading Room.

The Dining Room can accommodate up to 82 seated guests. This is a large, formal room with 18th century oil paintings and a large fireplace*.

The Reading Room can accommodate up to 54 seated guests. This is a light and airy room with an impressive period character. It’s on the first floor and has large bay windows with a wonderful view overlooking the Market Place.


This review is based on the bar, not the hotel. This place looks the part... but looks can be deceiving. Visited as a group on saturday hoping to spend the evening there. Strong focus on cocktails so ordered a round of 6 to get started. Weirdly they were not made by the barman but in the kitchen away from view. When they arrived 5 out of 6 were very watery with no depth. Didn't say anything but the staff didn't ask why we hadn't finished our drinks before ordering another round of the same. Again the barman didn't make the drinks, the order went to the kitchen. 10 minutes later it was Groundhog Day. This time we got the attention of staff the barman and explained the situation. He didn't taste the drink, he just shrugged his shoulders, acknowledged what we said (agreeing that the cocktails are watery) and said that they were made according to the recipe in the kitchen. No apologies, no other drinks offered, no empathy. We took our custom to the Lord Nelson and had a brilliant evening. If an establishment wants to focus on cocktails and charge an average of £10 per drink they need to offer a lot more than what this place is doing. Good looking place but beauty is very much only skin deep in the case of the Swan.

A very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and and an amazing selection of Adnams Ales and Spirits.

Recently refurbished Looks great

Ideal location, rooms quite expensive for what they are though but it is in a prime location.

Brilliant staff and really good food.