A jewel in the Adnams brewery crown, the 17th-century Swan combines contemporary panache with…
“Incredibly attentive, personalised service, from start to finish. Very good quality within all bedrooms. A memorable stay.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Swan has recently undergone a total refurbishment, which has been done to a very high standard; the hotel is situated just a short walk from the beach on the main high street amid a range of shops and amenities. The public rooms have a wealth of charm and character; they include a choice of dining options (The Tap Room and The Still Room Restaurant) a lovely lounge fronting onto the high street and a large outside terrace, which leads to the beer tasting room. The bedrooms are tastefully appointed and have a range of modern facilities including coffee machines, bluetooth speakers and large TVs.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms: 35
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 12
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 35
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £175
- Double room, minimum price: £200
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
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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