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The Red Lion

) #18 of 36 Restaurants in Southwold $$ - $$$ , British,
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
+44 1502 723227
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've visited the Red Lion several times during our week in Southwold. We had an excellent meal there last night, our food arrived promptly, all piping hot and was good value. Thank you to Michael and his team for looking after us!

Thank Denn68
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good range menu available, a few decent veggie options on offer. Managed to book a table in dining room twice during the week for party of 6 then 12. Newly decorated & nice atmosphere. Great access to village green area to sit outside.

1  Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Since the new owners took over the menu is more limited and prices have gone up but the food is still nice. I had the pork on roesti which was very tasty and made a change although I thought the roesti was a little on...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been visiting for over twenty years and it is always highlight to dine. Not anymore. Ate in restaurant which is comfortable but brown in colour creating very dark atmosphere. Flies continually buzzed around which were told by waitress "cannot be got rid of as...More

3  Thank Ltropical
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not had a meal here but it seems popular and busy especially for pre theatre meals. Less busy than the Nelson it's a lovely pun for sitting outside and people watching

2  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on a busy Sunday afternoon and were lucky enough to get an outside table. The Scampi and Chips were super and we very much enjoyed our lunch there. This pub, like all Southwold pubs, gets very busy, particularly on a summer weekend....More

4  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great gluten free lasagna and chips. Dogs also welcome. Would definitely recommend the staff were really helpful and knowledgeable about gf.

1  Thank lizstimpson
Reviewed 1 week ago

....or lack of, more to the point! After walking around town, my usual stop off at the Sole Bay Inn was full, so upon seeing The Red Lion empty on this fine afternoon in the middle of the school holiday, I thought this would be...More

4  Thank Swd1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stopped for a quick evening meal and a pint early on in our holiday, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much that we returned a few days later. The range of Adnams beers are well kept and delicious, and a varied and...More

1  Thank 345terryf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped into the Red Lion for lunch after visiting the antique fair. My wife went to the bar and attempted to order drinks, only to be told to wait for her turn in the queue. There was no obvious queue, so she waited while...More

5  Thank Nigel S
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Heather S
6 May 2017|
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Response from AliH8691 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Can concur that the red lion has not closed..had eaten here previously. I recently ate here under new management and enjoyed my meal..fewer choices on current menu (previous one was very extensive) and would agree... More
Heather S
3 May 2017|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
under new management and still doing well
20 August 2015|
Response from Rowley433 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen customers in this pub behave very badly to the staff on numerous occasions, this place is busy, very busy, people like you are not clever, you go in and seem to wind staff up, for goodness sake you are on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: +44 1502 723227
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