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“Everything was brilliant!!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #19 of 47 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bolton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Everything was brilliant!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Heard advert on radio whilst on holiday ,decided to drive there and we weren't disappointed at all,Lovely outside and surprisingly big inside,Very friendly welcome and ambience,,Great choice of beers and the Menu looked very appetising and a great selection to choose from..There were 2 adults and 2 young adults, We all ordered something different from Fantastic tasting sausage and mash to very moreish scampi,,,I have never been out with my family and not 1 of us cleared our plate !!!! the food was very very nice and plentiful,We would recommend to anyone to try this great restaurant,,p.s. very friendly helpful staff

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Darren H
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English first
Chessington, Surrey
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“An ok pub in a good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Went to this pub as we stayed next door, so it was convenient. The pub was ok, could do with a bit of brightening up. Its very popular because of the location and although I did not eat the food looked fine.

Food and drink quite expensive, but I put this down to its location.

Its very convenient for both the town and beach.

Later when tourists are fewer, the pub seems a bit more like a blokes pub, rather than a family type pub.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank localpint
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Sheffield
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good food, ordinary service...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

First the good - the food was OK. Good selection and was probably the tastiest of all the gastro pubs in Southwold.

Next the bad - the service. We made the mistake of daring to ask about food before 6.30pm... The response was rude, abrupt and not what you'd expect for people in the hospitality trade.

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6 Thank IdLiketoRogerMoore
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Traditional Pub grub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Visited for lunch and sat on the front with our dogs on the picnic tables.

Ordered a couple of sandwiches and a portion of chips.

Sandwiches were tasty, simple, no frills... which is sometimes exactly what you want...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JaxGallaghan
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west midlands
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225 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Decent British pub.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The Red Lion is a no frills typical pub.
Many patrons are just drinking but there is a wide selection of food available in both the bar & restaurant area.
We both opted for pies; mine a chicken, mushroom & tarragon and my husband steak & ale pie. Both were served with new potatoes & a good selection of tasty veg. The pies were lovely, like home cooked & the veg properly cooked not boiled to death.
Service was swift & pleasant.

Visited June 2014
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Thank francophile5310
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