About Us

Welcome to The Sail Loft, our café-bar and restaurant-with-rooms right next to the beach in Southwold on Ferry Road, just along from Gun Hill towards the harbour.

With our own private parking and a separate public carpark next-door,  The Sail Loft is in an ideal location, perfect for families and an easy escape from the busy High Street for a lazy, relaxed meal or simple refreshment. Upstairs we have five lovely, relaxing bedrooms.
Please note no pets are allowed in the accommodation but you are welcome to bring your dogs into the downstairs bar-café area. Statutory disabled access for registered assistance dogs is unaffected.

We make a great venue for any kind of special celebration with family or friends or informal business meetings. Our relaxed informal destination has a warm welcome, caring service and good hearty food, with daily specials in abundance.

The Sail Loft was bought in late 2016 by local chef-restaurateur,  Jonathan Nicholson, who also owns The Bell At Sax’ in Saxmundham. Jonny and his team look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your visit.

We have a passion for specialist coffees, craft ales, wines and spirits. We put our efforts into a local, seasonal, artisan menu of comfort food, using great Suffolk and East Anglian ingredients.