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The Red Lion, Southwold - pub details

Red Lion
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Address: 2, South Green, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6ET [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18408) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 27 users)
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Lord Nelson, Southwold (0.1 miles), Swan Hotel, Southwold (0.1 miles), Crown, Southwold (0.1 miles), Sole Bay Inn, Southwold (0.2 miles), Kings Head, Southwold (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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If I'm being totally honest, Adnams beers are not my favourite. I find Southwold bitter average, Ghost Ship not zesty enough and Broadside a little on the sweet side. That said, their pubs are fantastic, often lovely buildings in stunning locations with the prevailing nautical theme and with a good mix of clientele. The Red Lion is a fine example, catering for tourists and locals aside, with a lovely setting on the south green. Beers were Ghost Ship, Southwold, Broadside and Freewheel. For the cider drinker, Wild wave is a pretty decent Adnams cider. The landlord at The ship in Dunwich said it was on the sweet side, but I found it dry enough to refresh with a good 'apple' base. You can still drink on the green, but as stated below, only in plastic glasses.. Can we end the 'nanny state' when we finally achieve Brexit?
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 23 Jul 2019 17:38
Being so close to Adnams brewery it was no surprise to see their beers on the six hand-pumps.
Four of the pumps were dispensing Southwold Bitter, the other two Broadside (two beers from six pumps - you must be joking?).
Whose in charge of ordering the real ale here?
If you can't get a range of Adnams brews then get some guest ales in.
fugglehops - 17 Jun 2016 22:07
We went in here 3rd Sept for something to eat.The Adnams Ghostship was very good so too was the fish and chips.Friendly barman and general atmosphere inside,dog friendly pub.Food arrived quickly.Pleasant young lady bringing out food as we sat outside. Several tables available to enjoy the comings and goings on the green.The toilets were clean and tidy with good hand washing facilities.Our experience this evening deserves a 9/10
Chirple - 12 Sep 2012 15:34
Scores out of 5
Beers on offer 4 - Beer quality 5 - Full pint? 3 - Service 3 - Clientele 3
Garden & view 3 - Welcome & staff 3 - Parking 2 - Toilets 3 - Comfort 4
TOTAL 33 out of 50 OVERALL RATING 31 to 35 = 7

Comment: This is my favourite pub in Southwold and a nice view but since the Elf N Safety has stopped the drinking on the Green (except for plastic glasses pthst!) I canít give a higher score. Very nice though.

Thirstyworker - 18 Jun 2012 16:01
I admit to being a lager drinker (preferably Stella) this is not a good thing to be in Southwold! Enquired whether the Carlsberg was Export variety and recieved such a withering look from the barman that you would think I'd asked for his pin number or the combination to his daughters chastity belt. I appreciate that Southwold is the epitomy of genteel but I find the pubs complacent. Needs a Wetherspoon to liven it up ( I suggested this to a taxi driver who nearly crashed)

trickydicky68 - 15 Oct 2011 16:49

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