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red Lion

2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
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Ranked #18 of 39 restaurants in Southwold
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
uk
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful evening so very busy. Waited for a table and then for food so not for anyone who is really hungry. Food just mediocre.

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Everett, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This has plenty of outdoor seating as well as inside but on a nice afternoon the sun and the ales go together. I am particularly fond of their gammon steak here. I find it quite tasty. Thank you all.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a 3 fish salad on Sunday and we never tasted something as fresh as this salad. It was very tasty and well presented. We would highly encourage people to go there as both the service and the food was brilliant. They also dog friendly which is a bonus.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Arrived Sunday evening July 13th all four of us had something different,they were all fantastic,my salmon with fresh veg was the mutz nutz! Staff and management were the friendliest in southwold. We had a wonderful time with them all. We came back Monday and they were on top form yet again! I had the same again as it was so... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We sat out on the front patio which is great for people watching. We had a few beers and lunch. The menu had plenty to choose from with a lot of homemade options. My husband had ham,egg and chips and after being told they didnt have any beans to go with the fish instead of peas I went for the... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More

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Chessington, Surrey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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... More

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Sheffield
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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...

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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... More

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