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, an easy escape from the busy High Street for a lazy, relaxed meal or simple refreshment. Upstairs we have five lovely, relaxing bedrooms.

Perfect for everyone, we welcome families with children, dog-walkers and provide dog water bowls inside and out.

We welcome business meetings and any kind of special celebration with family or friends. 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 general manager Peter Websdale hope you will come and visit us soon. They and the team look forward to welcoming you.

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.