1.Visit the world famous Adnams Brewery
Southwold is home to the Adnams Brewery, winner of The Good Pub Guide 2011’s ‘Brewery of the Year’. The brewery itself is very much the focal point of the town with its brewing rooms set just behind the High Street and adjacent to the town’s lighthouse. Brewery tours are on offer throughout the year, and there is no shortage of pubs and restaurants at which to sample the variety of Adnams beers on offer. More recently they have added a distillery, which as well as the wine shop, guarantees your favourite ‘tipple’ will be available.
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2. Head out to sea on The Pier
Yet another focal point of the town’s landscape, Southwold Pier was refurbished in 2005, the pretty pier offers a range of shops, eating places and amusements, from traditional two penny pushers to Tim Hunkin’s eccentric inventions. Don’t miss out on the famous Water Clock which causes a snigger every 30 minutes!
You’ll lose yourself for hours wandering around the array of shops in Southwold. Choose from designer labels at Collen & Clare, kitchenwares, wines, spirits and ales at the Adnams Store, plus traditional sweet shops and quirky gift stores.
4. Take a tour of the Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Southwold has been an important landmark for years, a coastal mark for passing shipping that guides vessels info Southwold Harbour. The tour lasts 20 minutes. Opening subject to weather conditions and Trinity House's operational requirements.
5. Southwold Summer Theatre
From May to September, Theatre on the Coast at Southwold Arts Centre runs a series of shows, which change each year. Enjoy a meal in one of the town's many restaurants before heading to a performance.