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2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
01502-72-23-85
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fish and chips

Actually tasted of the sea. Service was okay but you had to order at a crowded bar, so it was a bit confusing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Stephen D
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Aldeburgh, England, United Kingdom
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English first
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Earlier in the day at midday we were all told we couldn't book a table; although when we got there at 6.10 or thereabouts, we could see a number of tables had been reserved. Strange. We were then told we couldn't order food until 6.30 - no problem, we ordered drinks, left a credit card as a tab. 6.30 comes... More 

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colchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On the green, lovely food. Sitting outside in the sun with a drink watching people go by and looking at the views. Friendly ambience, Lovely staff, recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

lovely little pub with friendly atmosphere and usually teeming with people. food is very good and they have entertainment nights that are packed out with locals and holiday makers

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Aldeburgh, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Actually tasted of the sea. Service was okay but you had to order at a crowded bar, so it was a bit confusing.

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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Recently visited on a busy Sunday afternoon, tried basic English food of Ham & Eggs, Fish & Chips and this was good. Also tried Adnams Ghost Ship beer which complemented this traditional fare and it was excellent ....

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family of 7 tried to have lunch here today. Of course we expected it to be busy and after choosing the only available seats outside at the back by the smoking area.we went to order what was approx £140 worth of food/drinks. We saw a free table inside but with a tight squeeze and decided to move. I approached... More 

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TB1961, Owner at red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Pickfords, Im sorry I do not recall booking you to come into our very busy establishment last Sunday and move our tables around, or are you just heavily into feng shui, as the staff and other customers have recalled you were sitting in the bar area when you decided, hang on we need more room, lets just go into... More 

Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good value tasty pub grub, Nice outdoor eating area, over looking The Green. Generous potions and a wide range of dishes.

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Brimpton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were concerned that we might not be able to get a table for six on the night we visited the Red Lion or that the wait might be long for the children. There was no problem with either and the staff were polite and helpful. Food was excellent and we shall be back

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed a couple of drinks here before dinner elsewhere. It was extremely busy but there again it was high season. Frequented by locals and visitors alike - well worth calling in.

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South Normanton, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely, just lovely! The food is fresh, inviting and there is an abundance of it! We arrived just before the end of a busy lunchtime service and waited about 20 minutes for our food which gave us time to relax and enjoy a drink. Although they stopped serving food while we were there we never felt rushed. The food itself...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: 01502-72-23-85

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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