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The Red Lion

42 South Street, Manningtree CO11 1BG, England
+44 1206 391880
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My favourite

Always good beer. Often busy, never deserted (whenever I have been there). No food served, but you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
j g m
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lawford
It’s how a pub should be

It’s a lovely cosy pub - with a great selection of beers and good wine. You get to bring your own... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
SKD73
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London, United Kingdom
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The oldest pub in Manningtree is still a traditional pub with a great selection of real local ales, an open fire, comfy chesterfield sofas, homely surroundings, friendly locals and staff. A unique take on food with customers bringing their own with plates and cutlery being supplied free of charge.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great pub” (6 reviews)
“great banter” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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42 South Street, Manningtree CO11 1BG, England
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+44 1206 391880
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"great pub"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good beer. Often busy, never deserted (whenever I have been there). No food served, but you are encouraged to bring in your takeaway - they’ll do the washing up!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely cosy pub - with a great selection of beers and good wine. You get to bring your own food if you want and they give you plates and cutlery. No loud music, nice wooden floors. Very chilled, and has character in abundance.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Came across this pub by accident..but what a lovely place to spend a couple of hours..lovely decoration very cosy.....great selection of ales/ciders will be visiting again...

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Got to pub about 12 noon on Saturday on a “stop off” before visiting Ipswich at Portman Road. This gem of a pub its located about a mile from the Station, and a taxi is advisable. A good choice of 3 real ales, and the...More

2  Thank testhebon
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We visited with 9 people from The Netherlands and had a couple of hours of fun. Nice decoration, espescially the mens bathroom! Nice garden in the back. They don’t have a kitchen, but food can easily be delivered by take-away ;)

1  Thank salsafiesta
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This pub states that it is a real pub with good beer and wine etc etc. What a shame then that children are allowed to run around and generally be shouty. Pubs are not playgrounds; they should be a place where adults can relax and...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy popping in for drinks as a lovely friendly pub but not all of us carry much cash and do find it a bit of a cheek to charge customers for using a debit card. Don't recall your sister pub The Nelson charging.

1  Thank Peachey68
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This is my regular and what a great place . Not only is the ever changing real ale fantastic but all the staff and owner Tom are fantastic as well. One good thing here as well is the fact you can bring or order your...More

Thank gjwilsdon
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub can be abit of a squeeze in main bar , lovely entertainment nights to also able to take take always in to eat and plates and cutlery supplied for you

Thank Sandra D
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

You have to look hard to find this place but do check it out. It is a cosy pub at the top of a narrow street with an ample garden. Lots of character - dog friendly (always a good sign I think!). They don't do...More

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Hi , think you need to ring da pub. Am just a punter like u. Enjoy S
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