Southwold Red Lion
previously known as Lion Inn
2 South Green, IP18 6ET
- Mon-Fri: 1200-1400, 1830-2100
- Sat-Sun: 1200-1430, 1830-2100
regular real ales
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Southwold is Waveney district
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 22/05/2016
This 17th century oak-beamed inn is located close to the South Green. The characterful interior is divided into three areas with a wood panelled bar to the front and two quieter seated areas to the rear. Patio seating to rear and front. Outside toilets.
The building is a rare survivor of the great fire of Southwold (April 1659) which destroyed most of the town.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Reference to pub seen in Southwold Diary of James Maggs (1818-1876) published by Suffolk Records Society in 2007)
Opening date from A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.