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2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent pub and grub

Very good, cheap meal. Good choice and quality drinks - all Adnams. Friendly staff and locals and much bigger than it looks from outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
damianb239
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very good, cheap meal. Good choice and quality drinks - all Adnams. Friendly staff and locals and much bigger than it looks from outside.

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South of England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were only in Southwold for 2 nights, but ate at the red Lion on both days. The menu was varied, and the food really good. (and very hot) Unfortunately we didn't sample the sweet menu as the main courses were so generous we had no room. One really good feature is that they do a reduced price menu for... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were in Southwold over Valentines weekend for our daughters 30th birthday and wanted somewhere to eat with a varied menu. I had pre-booked a table in the newly built restaurant area but as it turned out we would've been able to get a table as it wasn't full. My husband and our daughters fiance had the rib-eye steak which... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Southwold for 3 days and during this time couldn't find another pub/restaurant that had meals like this one. We had 5 different meals during this time and each one you could tell was freshly cooked and tasted excellent. They had a very varied good menu and on four days a week you could get a main meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great pub for a great evening out food is so hot and very well done good local beers and a fantastic Jazz band on a Friday night midnight voyage where really enjoyable good luck to them

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

went to southwold today for sunday lunch came across the red lion , glad we did , lovely service and great food at good prices , recommend to anyone , BRAVO !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Always go to this pub when in Southwold, we learned from past visits its best to try to book, we managed this on one night of our visit but were too late for other days, however we walked in on other days and the owner always made sure we had a table once one came free. The pub was heaving... More 

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Kessingland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We pop in here for tea on occasion and it really depends what you have. Fish pie was lovely fish and chip nasty. So I think its a little pot luck with the menu. Nice and clean though. Very friendly staff. And a great atmosphere however as with a lot of places in southwold you don't go there between may... More 

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Good standard of pub food, bustling atmosphere, friendly staff, good beer, to be recommended, will be returning

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Staying in town, I thought I’d call in for a pint while having a walk about. I thought the place was very quiet for a Saturday evening, but still went in anyway. Service was prompt and the choice was good, but not as good as other places I’d tried. I asked for a pint of “Bitter”, which was served at... 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

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