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The Red Lion

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Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our meal was a good price but very average,( taste wise ) very busy popular with families inside but not a lot of room, service ok but a little slow

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a very nice roast beef lunch with all the trimmings. Having read other reviews, I can't really agree with the rude staff comments as they were all very pleasant. Yes, you may need to queue at peak times to order food at the bar, but we didn't notice any unreasonable queueing during the several hours we were there. We... More 

Thank LisaPH2014
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found a nice little spot in the window to enjoy half a pint of the finest lager whilst taking shelter from the rain. A slightly modernised 'old man's pub' - but I'm not old yet!

Thank Ed H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place a few times during our stay. The bar staff are excellent. Very efficient, happy to chat when they can and are genuinely interested in their customers. The menu choices are good and varied and prices are very reasonable. Portion sizes are generous and it is difficult to clear a plate. The food is generally very good... More 

Thank Timthetrainer
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only went here because we were a large party and hoped we could be accommodated. Eventually after sorting ourselves into manageable groups...for a party of 26 this is no mean feat...we were told we would have to "stop being noisey" by a young waitress who can only be described as "bolshy". I can only assume she is the daughter... More 

Thank andrew b
TB1961, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

So lets start at the very beginning, a very good place to start, by telling how it really was. 26 people no you were a table of 30! in the middle of August in Southwold, seriously, did you ever think you could walk into any establishment in Southwold & get seated when you wanted and, all together, the answer is... More 

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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a beautifully sunny afternoon and entirely enjoyed sitting on the tables outside watching the world go by the beautiful houses and greens that are such a feature of Southwold. The pub was very busy but even so we did not have to wait long for our cheddar cheese ploughman's and smoked chicken and chutney sandwich. I... More 

1 Thank Maxine D
Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice last week for lunch. We both had fish and chips on the first visit - fresh, well cooked and a big portion. On the second visit we both had a prawn salad, this was amazing. Probably the biggest portion of prawns I have ever seen. Lovely fresh salad and side accompaniment of coleslaw, potato salad and beetroot. As... More 

1 Thank Lee939
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent amount of seating in 4 different areas plus outside. Food is great lots of it and piping hot. Good varied menu. Prices OK. Well worth a visit for evening meal.

1 Thank NeilB427
Everett, Washington
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like this one for its larger outside seating on the green during the summer weather, Service is great Steph was kept busy Thank you. The food here is also excellent Pub food. Hard to beat here in Southwold.

1 Thank Kenneth W
Chatham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We seem to use this pub now in Southwold as we can always get a table and the food and beer has always been excellent. They do not start food until 6.30pm when you have to queue at the bar, can be a slow process as only the landlord takes orders, so start queueing and 6.25pm and your get your... More 

1 Thank philip g

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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 Options
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, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?