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“Nice pub, nice food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of red Lion

red Lion
2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
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Ranked #20 of 42 Restaurants in Southwold
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice pub, nice food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had a great time here on Saturday night. We hadn't booked but the Red Lion is a lot bigger than it looks - a real tardis - and we got a table for four in the new room at the back. It's a popular place and I'm not surprised.
The food is well presented. The portions are good. It tastes great, with the smoked chicken breast and the cod and chips being a real highlight. If we weren't so full we would have had a pudding as they looked very appetising. And of course, the Adnams goes down well.
I'd definitely recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Easter Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Five of us visited Southwold on Easter Sunday and spent a very pleasant couple of hours in the Red Lion. All main meals were well received and the drinks all hit the spot.

Friendly staff even though they were rushed off their feet, well done everyone, we look forward to returning when it's a bit warmer outside!.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“fantastic menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were on a day trip to southwold and found the Red Lion for somewhere to eat.

The menu was fantastic with everything from sandwiches to light meals to full main meals. There was also the option for a well priced set menu.

The meals were a great portion size and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Its nice to go somewhere were the food is good and you get service with a smile

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Our Southwold treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is our favourite pub to eat in at Southwold, and has become a family favourite over the years.
The staff are great, welcoming and friendly and we can also take our dog into the bar with us which is a bonus.
The food is excellent, great choice and delicious. On our last visit we had the special 3 course menu for £13 at lunchtime which was really good value. We both had whitebait, then I had omelette which was gorgeous, served with chips and salad. My husband had butterfly chicken which he said was very tasty and we finished off with pudding, although we were both a bit full by then!!
It does get very busy and isn't a quiet pub but we love it there and would recommend it to anybody looking to eat somewhere friendly with good food in Southwold.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Over 25 if us for a Dinner
All served at once
All food hot and superbly cooked
All in all a great evening for multiple people. Just really loved the food and the night

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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