The Randolph

“Family run with locally brewed beers” - AA Inspector



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Easily walkable from Southwold, this majestic pub was built in 1899 by the town’s well-known Adnams Brewery, whose directors were pally with Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston’s father. Showing no real sign today of its late-Victorian origins, the light and airy bar is furnished with contemporary high-backed chairs and comfortable sofas; the well-protected garden is lovely in the sun. In the bar and restaurant a concise modern British menu offers starters of smoked duck breast with celeriac remoulade, caper and raisin tapenade; or timbale of Bloody Mary soused herrings with dill cream cheese. Mains include poached smoked haddock, cheese, spring onion and grain mustard sauce; steamed steak and kidney suet pudding; and Moroccan pot-roasted chicken with apricot couscous and pomegranate yogurt. Children can opt to select from their own menu.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Randolph
41 Wangford Road, Reydon, SOUTHWOLD, IP18 6PZ
Phone : 01502 723603


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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