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Red Lion

42 South Street
CO11 1BG

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Opening Times

12-midnight Fri-Sat
12-11 Sun

About the Pub

The Red Lion's website includes a detailed history of the pub, which dates back to 1603, which won't be reproduced in full here. Many changes have taken place over the intervening centuries, but recent ones have managed to improve the customer space available, modernise the toilets, and add a small function room, all the while maintaining the quality of their ales, and a high level of service from the friendly staff. Larger events such as the pub's annual Oktoberfest and various live music events take place in the large function room upstairs. While the pub doesn't provide food beyond bar snacks such as crisps, nuts, and sweets-from-the-jar (plus the occasional scotch egg) it is takeaway friendly, providing plates and cutlery for food that has been bought from local takeaways (menus are available at the pub). As well as the range of ales, a range of wine, including prosecco, is available, and craft and/or real cider is regularly available.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Colchester --varies--
  • Mighty Oak --varies--
  • Woodforde's --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Guest craft cider often available (normally from Lilleys)


  • Garden Garden


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm, no children at bar.

  • Events Events

    Oktober Fest, Comedy Club, Charity Events, bi-monthly quiz nights.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered area outside.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Rugby sometimes shown in.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask for code at bar.

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Red Lion

42 South Street
CO11 1BG

Sat Nav Reference

51.944642, 1.063684


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Nearby Bus Routes (350m)

Carters Heritage Buses: 193; First Essex: 102, 103, 104; Ipswich Buses: 2, 92

Closest Station (1500m)


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Red Lion at Manningtree

Red Lion

42 South Street
CO11 1BG

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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