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Southwold Red Lion

previously known as Lion Inn



Real Ale

2 South Green, IP18 6ET

01502 722385

grid reference TM 508 760

opened 17th cent

bar / diner

(details under review)


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food times:

  • 1200-1400, 1830-2100
(Times last updated 15/02/2012)

regular real ales

Adnams range


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Southwold is Waveney district
last updated 06/04/2015

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 Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Car park Car park

CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved 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)