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

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  • 30
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  • 17
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  • 22
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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 just like mum would make

Highly recommended for there Sunday roast perfect after a brisk January seaside walk in a quaint Suffolk inn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnPOD
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a very busy Saturday lunchtime. Were served drinks very quickly and given a table to eat at. Our order was taken soon after and after ten minutes or so, the food arrived. Very generous portions, very hot and very tasty indeed! The place was packed and with a buzzing atmosphere but the staff were very well... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going to this establishment for many years. The Food never disappoints and the Staff are friendly and very efficient. It is clean, professional and very popular. Sunday Roast is very good and reasonable.

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1 Thank Mrs T
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended for there Sunday roast perfect after a brisk January seaside walk in a quaint Suffolk inn.

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Thank JohnPOD
London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We we're on the brewery tour in southwold . We found the red lion after walking through the town . The pub had friendly staff , warm welcome and menu was extensive . The food was quick to come out and size of the portions were good pub grub . We were hungry and none of us left disappointed .... More 

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Thank cheesechef
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Southwold last week (Thursday) and we booked an evening meal at The Red Lion where we certainly were not disappointed. The food was extremely good and very good value for money - we had two courses for £11.00. I can honestly say that I haven't had a better meal at a public house. We were served by... More 

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1 Thank keebhe
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch & was not disappointed. The pensioner's portion of ham, egg & chips was very tasty & more than enough for me. My other half had the full meal of gammon, chips, egg & pineapple and was equally satisfied. Service was friendly & efficient - a very good experience.

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Thank Ge0rdiesc0use
Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all had a very good meal and the staff were very pleasant We would all like to repeat this. We sat in front of the fire place but there is a large room available for larger parties.

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1 Thank 75evelyn
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt compelled to write something about the Red Lion. Firstly I am not a local, however I have been visiting Southwold for more years than I care to remember, likewise I visit between 5 to 10 times per year. I don’t personally know the landlord & he no doubt wouldn’t recognise me, even though I have been in there... More 

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3 Thank Boykers2015
UK
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Popped in for a drink and a meal. Not one 'please' or 'thank you' from the staff behind the bar; just a miserable, unwelcoming attitude. Maybe a smile might have helped, but they couldn't even manage that. What made me stay there? Well, it was the only pub in town that had space on a wet and windy day (now... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Came here in November for my Mother in Laws 60th Birthday. Very good value for money and lovely hot food. Staff were very attentive and helped out with extra surprise of balloons and birthday cake! Will definitely return.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

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