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Red Lion

448 Bitterne Road
SO18 5EF

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - Midnight
Saturday8.00 am - Midnight
Sunday8.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 8am - 8pm

About the Pub

A pub has been on this site since 1830 and some of the original structure still survives in this much modernised & enlarged pub. Wetherspoon acquired the pub in 2016 and, after more than doubling its size, it reopened late March 2017. Downstairs is a large area with a long bar at the back. Upstairs at the front is a more modest area which leads to the outside balcony overlooking the large ground floor patio & Bitterne precinct. The walls are decorated with historic pictures that illustrate the history of the pub.

Alcohol not served before 9am.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    One handpump, changes regularly.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    National Wetherspoon festivals.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Breakfast from 8am.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Large patio at front and smaller front balcony.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Up until 8pm.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Designated part of the patio.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Red Lion

448 Bitterne Road
SO18 5EF

Sat Nav Reference

50.91446, -1.35807


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

Bluestar: 3, 18; First: 9, 13


Located at the top (East) end of Bitterne precinct

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Red Lion, Southampton

Red Lion

448 Bitterne Road
SO18 5EF

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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