Sutherland House

Top choice hotel in Southwold
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Past guests at this former mayor's residence include the prince who later became James II, and the Earl of Sandwich. They'd probably approve of its present appearance: gorgeous rooms with pargeted ceilings, exposed beams and free-standing baths – it's top-quality, luxurious and dramatic heritage-chic.

Meals (mains £12 to £23; noon to 2pm and 7pm to 9pm, closed Monday) see prime local ingredients transformed into tapas, bisque, aioli and soufflé.

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Quick description

With historical features dating back to 1455, Sutherland House is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Southwold. Decorated with a delicate blend of Victorian and Georgian furnishings, it has free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. The stylish, contemporary rooms at Sutherland House each have a TV and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. With an emphasis on fresh fish, the award-winning 2-AA rosette restaurant serves a delightful menu using locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel is just a short 10-minute stroll along the promenade from Southwold Pier. Adnams Brewery, famous for its cask ales is also just a 3-minute walk away. A little further outside the seaside town of Southwold is Africa Alive African Animal Adventure, a 15-minute journey in the car.

Important information

Please inform Sutherland House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. There is no front desk at this property. Before arrival, guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. To make additions to your stay such as breakfast or an evening restaurant reservation please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Please note that the restaurant is closed all day Monday, except during summer holidays and on bank holidays. If you are unsure if your dates are included, please contact the property for details. Please note that supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and are paid separately.


  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Wifi
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Adult only
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Internet services
  • Garden
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Restaurant