We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
+44 1502 723227
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (12 reviews)
“fish” (34 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Suffolk 2 South Green | IP18 6ET, Southwold IP18 6ET, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (583)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a lovely place to dine, drink & relax, a favourite of ours when visiting Southwold. On this visit we had the £12.50 lunch offer which gave us a main & dessert, with the addition of a mighty Adnams ale. Staff friendly & knowledgeable, gave...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the red Lion as we were staying in Southwold. ordered our meals (5 of us) from the specials board and specifically asked for Chips with all meals. when the meals came they did not have chips but potatoes. they were taken back and...More

5  Thank MikeShead
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to red lion over the past 10 years..Always thoroughly enjoyed every meal we have had ..until this week...we are staying in southwold for the week. On our arrival we always look forward to our meals in the pub, we both ordered...More

5  Thank Tracey653
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat inside at a nice table near the bar. We had our little dog but this was no problem. Lots of 4 legged friends here. We ordered from the set lunch menu. Fish and chips for him and sausage and mash for me. Fish...More

3  Thank mb2urs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am local and have eaten here many times over the years. I choose thus place over most other restaurants or pubs in southwold and reydon because of its laid back yet charming character. The food is good and fairly priced . Portions are good...More

1  Thank 291,188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped off for a quick beer as I always do when I visit Southwold, always a great pint and a relax watching the world go by.

1  Thank saxon999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic gem of a pub. The landlord and landlady are a lovely couple who always have a smile for you. We ate hear on the Friday,Saturday and Sunday over the weekend and each meal was great.(The chicken and mushroom pie was really tasty)...More

1  Thank Bennybignose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice evening meal. We were able to book a table in the bar area for seven of us and three dogs. Food was excellent. The ribeye steak cooked to perfection. All of us walked away saying how good the food was.

1  Thank jdh41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pleasant landlord, food really nice . prices usual southwold prices.the pub had a nice quaint feeling with lots of rooms, tables outside if the weather permitted

1  Thank lizcollop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Southwold quite late so were rushing to find somewhere to eat. Luckily walked into this lovely pub who were more than happy to seat us. We ordered two meals, one sea bass and the other a rib eye. The service was quick and...More

1  Thank Taylormadept
Nearby Restaurants
Sutherland House
1,318 reviews
.30 km away
No. Fifty One Cafe
461 reviews
.28 km away
The Little Fish and Chip Shop
566 reviews
.10 km away
Two Magpies Bakery
618 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum
153 reviews
1.22 km away
Southwold Lighthouse
359 reviews
.27 km away
Southwold Pier
1,878 reviews
.75 km away
66 reviews
.29 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Heather S
6 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
under new management and still doing well
19 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
Improve this listing

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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing