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The Lord Nelson, Southwold

This is a really lovely pub in Southwold serving decent pub food but the drinks are way overpriced. On my visit Oyster, Mosaic and Broadside were all £4 a pint which is ridiculous.
I live in Suffolk and have found that a lot of the Adnams pubs in 'holiday' locations seem to think it's acceptable to fleece their customers on drink prices. I presume they feel they can get away with it as most of their customers are only around for a short time, and once in the pub they probably are not going to move on. When I mentioned it to the staff the attitude wasn't much better, am I bothered?
You can get cheaper pints of Adnams in London! The Adnams brewery is in Southwold!
Madness complete madness.
I used to like visiting this pub not anymore, my local does beer for £3.20 a pint up to 4.5% and £3.60 for beers over that.
Such a shame they have to resort to such brazen overcharging.

9 Apr 2015 18:53

The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

Well, we visited this pub for lunch today and the food was very good and all very reasonable prices as well, plus the staff were friendly. Beer was on the expensive side with Adnams bitter at �3.40, but what is unforgivable is they charge exactly the same for Adnams Sole Star! Sole Star is one of a new brew of beers which fall below the duty threshold the government set for low alcohol beers so there is none or very little duty on them. The idea is that pubs can then sell these beers at a cheaper price so they can attract customers. So most 'normal' pubs sell these beers for �2.50, not �3.40 as they are charging here. It beggars belief that a pub charges �3.40 for a beer with a 2.7% alcohol level!
The government brought in this legislation so that pubs were able to sell a beer at a very reasonable price in order to help the pub trade. It is no wonder more and more pubs are going under if they just see this as a way of making a quick buck!
A big shame as otherwise it is a nice pub.

15 Aug 2012 15:46

The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh

This is a hotel, but they do serve a nice pint of Adnams and have a nice bar in which to sit and enjoy your pint. They do excellent food with a bar menu or a restaurant menu, we have tried both and the food was very, very good. Not cheap but then again not very expensive, I think for a 'posh' hotel they have it priced sensibly. I know some mediocre pubs that charge more for food than this hotel.
Staff very helpful and they will put ramps out for wheelchair access for you, and even push the wheelchair up the ramp as well. The disabled loo has to be the best in Suffolk, it is so big you could hold a party! And decorated very smartly my wife was most impressed.
It is quite smart inside and there are lots of different seating options available with a lounge, the bar, the restaurant, terrace and conservatory.
Another place we would happily revisit, in fact we are for our wedding anniversary :-)

6 Aug 2012 17:53

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