SOUTHWOLD – Suffolk – updated 2017

Southwold is a charming, cultured little “time warp” which feels more like the 1950s than the 21st century. The quaint beach huts, the unspoilt Adnams brewery pubs, the style of shops on the High Street – they are all so genteel. But there’s modernity at Adnams brewery shop and cafe… they make award-winning Gin as well as great beer. Their two main pubs on the High Street – the Crown and the Swan are very comfy. Walk down to the river mouth and make sure you find the excellent fish restaurant… There’s Aldeburgh too with controversial beach art, the Benjamin Britten opera scene. Don’t miss the excellent, quality shopping at Snape Maltings even if you don’t manage a concert.