Reydon Holiday Guide

Suffolk Holiday Guide to Reydon

Reydon is in a fantastic location, just a mile outside the popular seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. As such, it is an ideal base for those wanting all the components of a seaside holiday cottage but in a more peaceful setting.

There is everything you’ll need for your holiday here, with two well-stocked grocery shops, selling essential items as well as locally produced fruit and veg, and an excellent local ‘watering hole’, The Randolph. For the more active, you can easily walk from your holiday cottage to the centre of Southwold where you can enjoy the beach huts, with their eclectic names and colourful paintwork, stop for a coffee on the Pier, climb the Lighthouse for the magnificent views, or simply wander along to the Harbour to buy some fresh fish at the harbour fish shacks or the Southwold Smokehouse – ask for a bag of ice to keep it cold for the walk home! If you can't be bothered to cook then just nip down to The Harbour Inn or The Nelson (known to the locals as The Nelly!) or The Boardwalk Restaurant at The Pier.

There are some great walks right on the doorstep: the ancient woodland of Reydon Woods for starters, as well as a walk across the River Blyth and Bailey Bridge to the charming seaside village of Walberswick. Stop off for a pint and a ploughmans or fish pie at The Bell Inn. Further down the coast, there is a stunning heathland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which sits under the auspices of the National Trust and RSPB Minsmere.

The kids will also love it here: Southwold beach, the quirky amusement arcade on Southwold Pier, crabbing along the Harbour wall in summer, or gazing in wonder at the animals

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Attractions and things to do

  • Cove Hithe

    Covehithe and Southwold

    Covehithe is a tiny village set on the crumbling cliff top two miles from Wrentham. The ruins of its’ 15th century church still provide a striking landmark. There’s a fantastic beach walk here, windswept and fairly remote but, for those with stamina, you can walk to Southwold Pier (tides permitting – please check), enjoy a cup of coffee, then head back to Covehithe!

    Covehithe Suffolk NR34 Website
  • Halesworth Golf Club

    Halesworth Golf Course

    With an 18-hole championship golf course and 9-hole 'pay and play course', Halesworth Golf Course is just outside the market town, set in undulating countryside. There is also a 10-bay driving range and chipping and putting greens. Non-members are also very welcome in the Clubhouse.

    Bramfield Road Halesworth Suffolk IP19 9XA Tel: 01986 875567 Website

Local pubs and restaurants

  • Angel Inn, Wangford

    The Angel Inn, Wangford

    At the centre of village life, the Angel is a friendly, local pub offering good food, local beer and many events, from quiz nights to a variety of live music on Friday nights. Meals are served both at lunchtime and in the evening and a children’s menu is also available. A great place to spend a relaxing evening after a long day out!

    Wangford Suffolk NR34 8RL Tel: 01502 578636 Website
  • Horse & Groom, Wrentham

    The Horse & Groom, Wrentham

    Another good, local pub, just off the A12, the Horse & Groom serves food every day and booking is recommended for Sunday lunch. This is very much a village pub, with pool table and darts board, traditional home-cooked food, and a large beer garden to enjoy in the summer months.

    1 London Road Wrentham Suffolk NR34 7HJ Tel: 01502 675279 Website
  • Randolph Hotel, Reydon

    The Randolph, Reydon

    Serving good quality food and local Adnams Ales, The Randolph has a very loyal following and booking is definitely recommended in the peak holiday periods. The restaurant and bar area is attractively furnished and there's a wide choice on the menu. The Randolph also caters for children and has a separate children's menu.

    Wangford Road Reydon Suffolk IP18 6PZ Tel: 01502 723603 Website
  • Two Magpies Bakery, Southwold

    Two Magpies Bakery

    Visit the most talked about bakers on the High Street, Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold serves delicious pastries, sourdough bread and quality coffee.  Sit and enjoy it in the cosy cafe or take some goodies to enjoy when you return to your cosy cottage after a day exploring the delights of Southwold.  

    88 High Street Souhtwold Suffolk IP18 6DP Tel: 01502 726120 Website

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