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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
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2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold, England
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pub provides excellent food at reasonable prices and is always packed and full. The pub is quite spacious and there is a nice conservatory dining area to the back, along with tables in the bar and a room behind. The menu is amazing with so much choice and every meal we are here was really tasty and well prepared.... More 

3 Thank BluejaySussex
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food in the Red lion was excellent. It was very hot, looked great and tasted really nice. All the staff were very helpful.

1 Thank BootsyEly
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were recently on holiday in Southwold and went into the Red Lion for a meal at lunchtime on Thursday 7th July 2016, there was six people in our party and we were welcomed immediately without a reservation! Before very long there were people queuing to get food, we all ordered what we wanted and I was... More 

3 Thank Roy B
Maldon, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a very busy lunch time and the menu was average pub fare. Would not particularly make a return. Even the beer was not especially well kept.

Thank MaldonDW
Southwold, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Southwold for day or weekend then you must pop in to this lovelyt Pub for a Drink or bite to Eat. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and are always happy to help. The selection of food is amazing all fresh and cooked to order. I had the Cajun Chicken burger and it was LUSH... More 

2 Thank Skye B
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner went out for a drive and ended up in Southwold, thought we would try the food at The Red Lion having been there before but just for drinks. We were welcomed by the wonderful smell of fish cooking, the pub was very busy with lots of full tables. We asked the bar staff if they were... More 

1 Thank Caroline S
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live about half hour away, and recently revisited with old friends on a Thursday evening. It isn't the prettiest pub in Southwold from outside (no hanging baskets etc) but that isn't important, it is certainly very popular, glad we'd booked as it was packed. There is a great menu, plenty of normal (home cooked) pub grub, and at least... More 

1 Thank annieSuffolk
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You won't go far wrong here. Good beer with a bit of entertainment at weekends, I like the old boys jazz band. The food is always good and plenty of it and the choice is huge, must be the biggest menu in town. Its's best to book as it does get busy. Some reviewers have slated the staff but I... More 

Thank Steve E
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at The Red Lion on a very wet Monday lunchtime whilst on holiday in Southwold. We chose this pub over the many others in Southwold for its variety of food and the size of the pub itself, being quite a bit bigger than some of the others (and therefore easier to get seated). The menu consists of many... More 

Thank SouthYorks
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not take bookings after 6:30 although no problem getting a table, good quality "pub grub" waitress very good and friendly as was the bar staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
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

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