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Outside seating is available for food or drink, 9am to 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9am to 10pm (Friday and Saturday), on a first come first served basis.

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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

8am - 11

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 cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

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

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Source: National

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Red Lion, Southampton


  • 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 Pub 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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