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History

Your
Community

Welcome to the Old Hospital, a repurposed Victorian cottage hospital that is now home to Southwold Library and three community businesses – Childwise Nursery, Southworld Works co-working space, and The Canteen, our farm to fork café.

The Old Hospital is a beautiful and environmentally sustainable space that has been designed with the needs and wishes of our community in mind. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, we hope you will enjoy this special place.

Read our story

We are Community Businesses
This means Our profits are
invested back into the Community

Location beach
We are located in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty
Location shops
In a market town
Location harbour
With its own harbour
Location coastline
On the Suffolk
Heritage Coast