COVID-19

Here at Southwold Pier whilst we have been away, we have been busy preparing for our return and ways in which we can make our guests and teams feel as safe as possible.

We have reviewed all our procedures to ensure the safety of our guests and our teams is at the forefront of everything we do.  We might look a little different, but we are still the same on the inside.

Here are just a few of the measures that we are currently putting in place –

  • Large stocks of safety equipment available for all of our team.
  • Strict cleaning schedules for all areas.
  • Social distancing fully implemented in all areas; we like to wave at everyone for now.
  • Our staff have been trained to prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to returning to work.
  • Food and drinks served individually and prepared under the strictest regulations.

The team are really looking forward to seeing you return to the Pier soon.

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People watching the Water Clock The Water Clock in action
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The Water Clock under blue skies Water Clock in motion
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The Water Clock

Brussels is famous for the Manneken Pis, but Southwold has raised the stakes! The Pier houses two of his peeing peers – a pair of piddlers who perform punctually* every half hour.

The cheeky sculpture was made in 1998 by eccentric talents Tim Hunkin and Will Jackson, in three weeks and to an impossibly tight budget. Designed as a feature about water recycling, water is pumped up to the top of the clock from the well below and goes on to power the half hourly pee-show.

Continuing the recycling theme, all the copper on the Water Clock was salvaged from old hot water cylinders. It’s one of our most popular sights and never fails to raise a smile!

* That’s it, we’ve run out of ‘p’s. Luckily they never will…