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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
+44 1502 722385
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly cold welcome from the staff, and the personalities of the staff didn't get any better. Two middle aged men and two teenagers. Learn some customer service skills perhaps. Didn't let that bother us. Bought off the lunch menu, 2 course for £11. Great value due to decent enough taste huge portion size. Pudding was clearly shop bought. Shame. Overall... More 

Thank lewis r
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Red Lion yesterday, we live locally so we have been there before. The menu is good as is the food. However we arrived just before 1400 so had to make our choice very quickly as they stopped taking orders at 1400. We sat in the bar as we had the dog with us. Obviously it... More 

1 Thank Mary F F
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me an my wife have eaten at the lion many time an we have never had a bad meal yet, its fresh ,hot an good value

1 Thank walt h
Norwich, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky enough to get a table at this busy pub on the bank holiday. Massive menu consisting of traditional British food. The portion size was huge and tasted great. Good prices too. There was a lot of foot traffic in this pub though close to where we were siting and doors were constantly being opened and closed which can cause... More 

1 Thank Sarah_Norwich85
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chaotic restaurant arrangement. One employee told us we couldn't reserve a table and just to turn up. When we arrived we were told that all the tables were reserved and none would be available unless we waited and hoped for the best. Many better places in Southwold. One to avoid.

Thank shaun t
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Southwold every year For 21 years and love it, I come to the red lion a lot when I am here and after tonight I will ever go back! It was very busy, we had a dog and we understand we have to wait for a table so we had a couple of drinks while waiting... More 

2 Thank Bekah H
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We only had about 45 mins to get lunch before a Carol concert in St Edmunds at Southwold , so we stopped by The Red Lion...hubby had a very Chucky beef sandwich with salad....a pint of Ghostship...I had a latte and a "senior citizens " ham egg & chips..it was served very promptly this impressed me as often I am... More 

3 Thank Pammy N Steve R
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Last visit was September 2015. Still a great place for food or a drink. Food fantastic and plentiful. Recommend the chicken curry or the goat cheese topped chicken. Lovely surroundings and great staff. Great local pub..

2 Thank MissDiane65
Royston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely Sunday lunch with the family. Freshly cooked, hoy, really tasty and good sized portions. Booked required!

2 Thank Rachel P
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you are a fan of Adnams beers and prefer a pub setting this is for you it has new and old parts to the pub. The beers are kept well and the food comes in proper portions,friends can be made here.

1 Thank brockleylion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +44 1502 722385

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?