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

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  • 23
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  • 15
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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
Sunday roast

Delicious Sunday roast the best I have had for a long time, will visit this lovely pub again when I visit Southwold again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Kay F
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Mildenhall
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I'm not reviewing for a specific meal but just wanted to post a general one for the Red Lion. My family have been going to Southwold for years and we always have a meal a the Red Lion whenever we're there (usually 3 or 4 times a year). The kids love it (best skinny fries in the world according to... More 

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Mildenhall
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Delicious Sunday roast the best I have had for a long time, will visit this lovely pub again when I visit Southwold again.

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Henlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat in Southwold and thought we would try the red Lion. It looks quite small from the front but extends a long way back with a (what looks like) a new extension to the rear. After looking through the extensive menu, We finally made our choice and ordered at the bar.We did not have... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a fab place to eat...much bigger than looks from outside...family friendly...stacks of room to aaccommodate peaks/ strollers etc....staff friendly and helpful and the food amazing....portions are not shy either....absolutely recommend on all levels....

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We've visited the Red Lion on a good dozen or so occasions in the last few years. The menu is surprisingly varied; the portion sizes are incredibly generous; prices are extremely affordable; the service has always been very good...and the atmosphere is great, especially when you sit inside the pub with the locals for that more authentic feel. I can't... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited three times for dinner during a recent short break, and enjoyed all of the meals. The seating is comfortable ( why do so many 'trendy' restaurants think it's ok for hard wooden chairs that leave you aching after an hour? ), the food is traditional pub grub, but really well cooked, and the portions are generous. The service was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

friendly staff and landlord.beer kept well.roomier than the nelson so a great place to go for a pub meal.good menu.veggies well catered for.although very busy service was quick.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Dropped in for a drink in the afternoon and looking at the menu decided to call back in the evening for dinner. We arrived around 7pm and the pub was packed with diner's, we managed to secure the last table. We placed our order at the bar and ordered our drinks. Our food arrived within 10 minutes, I had ordered... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We scooted in here yesterday for lunch, as my partner is fitting a kitchen in a holiday cottage in the town. The weather was lovely, so we sat outside and had stilton burger (my partner) and fish pie (me). As has already been said, the portions are large and the food was great. Mark said it was one of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ate here twice during my 3 night stay in Southwold, very nice Venison and Mushroom pie, be aware though the portions are big.

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TB1961, Owner at red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to compliment us on our food, Im pleased to see you enjoyed all the establishments you visited in Southwold, its nice to see, best wishes and hope to see you again. 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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