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The Red Lion

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2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
+44 1502 723227
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11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to this pub for dinner. The staff were helpful, the food was delicious and I couldn't fault it at all. Will definitely come again.

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1 Thank David H
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family on 19th April and a table offence 8 was quickly assembled for us. Friendly waitress took order and bought our drinks ( Adnams of course) 3 of us had the Pie of the Day which was a REAL pie full of steak. A request for a corner piece was duly presented. All the other meals were fine... More 

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1 Thank David N
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on Bank Holiday Monday evening to round off a lovely weekend in Southwold with the family. The Red Lion came up trumps, a very friendly welcome and really good food. The smoked haddock was really tasty, my husband loved his burger and the guys that had the pie of the week loved it. It's a long way from... More 

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1 Thank Jillstar73
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on the very busy Easter Saturday and sat outside overlooking the green and the sea. Lovely busy atmosphere but the food was dire. I ordered a cheese and chutney sandwich and it was more like a 'I can't believe it's not butter' and chutney sandwich! There was a sprinkling of grated cheese, so much so that I had to... More 

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3 Thank FCW503775
Tenerife, Spain
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343 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying along the coast visited Southwold for the day. After walking around Addams Land, decided this was the best place for lunch and certainly not disappointed. Wonderful interior, pleasant staff and helpful and superb menu. I choose the curry and was delicious. My friend had the burger( she is a burger fanatic) and said this was one of the best... More 

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2 Thank Mavis B
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time since the new management. The food is still superb. They still do small portions for people who like a lighter meal. The quality is still fabulous. We much prefer the table service and so pleased they now do food on Sunday evenings. We will keep going back, no reason to change.

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1 Thank Carol P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been few times now and had Great meals,friendly helpful and smiling staff ,great service nothing was too much,

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Thank Julian L
Luton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is nestled on the north corner of the south green. Serving real ales and tasty pub food. A good portion size and full of flavour. A lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon watching the world go by

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped going to the Red Lion over a year ago because it seemed to have lost it's way a bit, but when we heard it was under new management we decided to give it another try. And we were pleased that we did! The place is having a bit of a makeover and with the new management team, staff and... More 

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6 Thank gogandy
theredlionsouthwold, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a review, we are glad you had a pleasant experience and hope you visit again soon! More 

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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been before twice in 2015 and on both times marvelled at the huge menu selection and quality of the food. We did find the landlord a little abrupt but this hadn't marred our overall experience. On returning on 1st April this year we realised this pub had changed hands and hoped the food lived up to former standards (well... More 

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8 Thank AliH8691
theredlionsouthwold, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. As you are aware we have recently taken over and seeing good feedback on here is really important to us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723227

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