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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a lovely lunch. Staff friendly and we easily found a table. Menu was incredibly varied ,plenty of nice choices. Children's portions were good size too. Didn't have to wait long for our food to be cooked either.

Thank lindyloo71
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always eat here when on holiday in Southwold. However this summer they no longer took bookings, so you have to get there very early to get a table. We subsequently found out that if you have some drinks in the bar earlier and put your debit card behind the counter, they will reserve for you. The food is always... More 

Thank Carol P
United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal, the portions were generous, and a great selection of music was playing in the background and the staff were really nice.

Thank suffolkjackie
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This pub served good pub food good sized portions and did not wait long. I found the staff also friendly. Although at night it was very warm eventually I chose to sit outside..to finish my drink.

Thank Sammy1022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this pub when looking for somwhere to lunch in Southwold. The service was good. My wife had makeral pate while I chose a beef sandwich. Both came with a salad garnish that was better than many so called salads in other places.

Thank JohnJoyce32
Suffolk uk
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food. A really wide choice of great food at affordable prices. All staff were friendly and it had a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend

Thank Sharsuffolkuk
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for food, queue was so lo h and blatantly understaffed. To cope with cistomers ordering food. Beet selection, for a pub that has a brewery round tje corner, there is no excuse for having only 2 beers on. Outside terrace is nice, I camt comment on the food but Adnams seriously need to ensure they have sufficient... More 

Thank Wayne K
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am surprised that there are great reviews for this place and maybe I just had a bad day. Sunday lunch and the staff have a very strange way of dealing with the orders. They will not take a single order before 12 and even then have just 1 man writing it down (only once you have queued in a... More 

Thank Samantha R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a bite to eat, plenty of space outside (we had our dog with us) Good range of beers on tap service quick too, but the food was nothing to shout about To be fair it was as described on the menu we had two sandwiches, come on guys you can do better than standard sliced bread use... More 

Thank Bezza1965
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great staff, lovely food always on our list to eat and drink at every visit. The price is very reasonable.

Thank kim p

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: 01502-72-23-85

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