We went to Southwold for a wedding last weekend and stayed at Barley House because it was just round the corner from the venue (The Swan Hotel) and we had heard good reports.
Those good reports were not wrong. We were welcomed by Martin and Dinka, and immediately felt at home. Our room had a GENUINE sea view (unlike some places), a corner bath in the room and a lovely comfy bed. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room but hot pots of both were delivered to us at pre-arranged times both mornings.
The breakfast was lovely. Beware though – there is a lot of food and you will not want to leave any!
Would I recommend Barley House – oh yes!!