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Red Lion

(formerly Lion Inn)

2 South Green
Southwold
IP18 6ET

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Opening Times

Monday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday10.30 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2, 6.30 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9 Sat
12 - 3 Sun

Owner

Adnams

About the Pub

This 17th cent. oak-beamed inn is located close to the South Green. The characterful interior is divided into separate areas with a wood panelled bar to front & quieter seated areas to rear. Patio seating to rear & front. The building is a rare survivor of the great fire of Southwold (April 1659) that destroyed most of the town.

Historic Interest

In 1823 Pigot's Directory coaches left the inn to Norwich leaving every Tue at 6am & Sat at 5am; coaches also left the inn to Yarmouth every Mon & Wed mornings at 7am. Red Lion & premises purchased by Mr Jas Hague (23 Jul 1863). Hired to Mr Daniel Betts Osbourne from 11 Oct 1863. Purchased by James Jillings Apr 1869 when George Tharne hires it (left 27 Aug 1870). 06 Jan 1872 Wm Harrison buys it & keeps it. A paperback book published in 1969, called "Inns of the Suffolk Coast" by Leonard P Thompson contains the following extract: "J.Breck, The Welch Pedestrian" was performing at Mrs Martin's Red Lion on 24th September 1850. Mr H.P.Leggett, the present licensee (1969) took over on 1st November, 1964 from Miss Vera Docwra, who was born at the Red Lion & lived in the house for 50 years. She had succeeded her mother, Mrs Vivette Maria Dunton, as licenseeā€.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Broadside
  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Adnams seasonal.

Source: Local

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Red Lion, Southwold

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Patio area in front of pub.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Red Lion

2 South Green
Southwold
IP18 6ET

Sat Nav Reference

52.324901, 1.680039

OS Reference

TM508760

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (482m)

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