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The Red Lion

) #18 of 36 Restaurants in Southwold ££ - £££ , British,
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
+44 1502 723227
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not had a meal here but it seems popular and busy especially for pre theatre meals. Less busy than the Nelson it's a lovely pun for sitting outside and people watching

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We called in on a busy Sunday afternoon and were lucky enough to get an outside table. The Scampi and Chips were super and we very much enjoyed our lunch there. This pub, like all Southwold pubs, gets very busy, particularly on a summer weekend....More

2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great gluten free lasagna and chips. Dogs also welcome. Would definitely recommend the staff were really helpful and knowledgeable about gf.

Thank lizstimpson
Reviewed 1 week ago

....or lack of, more to the point! After walking around town, my usual stop off at the Sole Bay Inn was full, so upon seeing The Red Lion empty on this fine afternoon in the middle of the school holiday, I thought this would be...More

3  Thank Swd1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stopped for a quick evening meal and a pint early on in our holiday, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much that we returned a few days later. The range of Adnams beers are well kept and delicious, and a varied and...More

1  Thank 345terryf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped into the Red Lion for lunch after visiting the antique fair. My wife went to the bar and attempted to order drinks, only to be told to wait for her turn in the queue. There was no obvious queue, so she waited while...More

5  Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere looking out on Gun Hill Food is top quality and a great range of beers and cider Well worth a visit

1  Thank TonyR65
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending a morning on the beach, we were in need of a drink and some food, we were not dissapointed by either, The Fish and Chips were excellent, as were all of the drinks, We were a family of 5, three adults and 2...More

Thank 12one
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gives you what you expect! What more can you ask for? Food ok, service ok, reasonable prices, look after the kids, beer ok.

2  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning on the green buying antiques ,we needed a rest and a drink,(it was 12.30) possibly food pending that we hadn't been here before. as you would expect the pub was busy given the day, it's a very nice pub with great décor...More

1  Thank Peter O
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Heather S
6 May 2017|
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Response from AliH8691 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Can concur that the red lion has not closed..had eaten here previously. I recently ate here under new management and enjoyed my meal..fewer choices on current menu (previous one was very extensive) and would agree... More
Heather S
3 May 2017|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
under new management and still doing well
19 August 2015|
Response from Rowley433 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen customers in this pub behave very badly to the staff on numerous occasions, this place is busy, very busy, people like you are not clever, you go in and seem to wind staff up, for goodness sake you are on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723227
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