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Harbour Inn

(formerly Harbour of Refuge, Ship, Fishing Buss)

Black Shore
IP18 6TA

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9



About the Pub

This riverside pub is about a mile south of the town centre. Its location means that flooding can be an issue in winter months. A mark on the wall shows the level reached by flood waters in 1953. The split level interior is often dominated by diners during busy periods & a separate restaurant extension has helped to make the venue even more popular during weekends. Nearby, a foot ferry & footbridge provide access to Walberswick. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

Historic Interest

Listed as the Fishing Buss at Blackshore Quay between 1823 & 1874. Also listed as the Harbour of Refuge in Black Lane between 1891 & 1900. Rebuilt circa 1840?? A paperback book published in 1969, called "Inns of the Suffolk Coast" by Leonard P Thompson contains the following extract: “The late Jock Peasant ran this pub in the 1950s, with his wife, Bobbie. It has also been called the Harbour of Refuge, the Ship, the Fishing Buss & the Half-and-Halfer, after a type of fishing boat where the proceeds were shared between owner & crew. Mr & Mrs Cross have run the inn for the last 15 years (1954 – 1969)”.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Adnams --varies--
  • Adnams Broadside
  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Terrace in front and rear large garden.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bars.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Harbour Inn

Black Shore
IP18 6TA

Sat Nav Reference

52.321353, 1.661886

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