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The Red Lion

) #2 of 3 Restaurants in Southwick $$ - $$$ , British,
High Street, Southwick PO17 6EF, England
+44 23 9237 7223
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (6 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Southwick PO17 6EF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents took my husband and myself there Wed night for our joint wedding anniversary and we were very disappointed with some of the meals. The batter on the fish and chips was soggy and the mushy peas were a pale khaki colour and tasteless....More

Thank Lesley S
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I am sorry that you were not happy with your meals and wish you had pulled me aside to say your concerns as I could have rectified them I do however remember the tables we had in on Wednesday as the weather was so awful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal today and had to say how wonderful it was. I regularly eat out and have been to multiple restaurants in Portsmouth but decided to venture further to see if I could find a country pub. The first port of call from Portsmouth...More

Thank vinylepotato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read all the positive reviews and previously eaten here (albeit quite a few years ago), we were disappointed with our meal here although the duty manager did make the offer of giving us one of the meals on the house. The ribs weren't great...More

Thank Dales1596
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I have spoken to our Bar Manager as it was our day off and he has said that he did not at anytime offer anyone a free meal.I would also like to add that the definition of bubble and squeak is the use of available...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice varied menu but nothing very interesting on the bar tap compared to the various craft beers at the pub down the road. Hot, clearly homemade food with huge portions, however we did feel it was a bit overpriced for the standard and quality delivered...More

Thank karnott
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Unfortunately we are not a free house like the Golden Lion so are tied to Fuller's beer I have relayed your remarks about the Thai Curry to our Thai employee I think it would be difficult to get any more traditional than someone who has...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Excellent food - great surroundings - and company of my husband x The comfort and ambience and the food was extremely good

Thank Carole J
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Although I don't live too far from this pub, this was my first visit and I have to say that I was highly impressed. The landlord was friendly and welcoming, the menu had something for everyone and the food itself was quite outstanding. I shall...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

A really lovely, welcoming little pub with a friendly atmosphere and really great food. A variety of dishes ordered and no complaints from any of us. A very nice place to spend the afternoon

Thank DaisyMaeLucas
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Visited for an early lunch on a Saturday. Good specials board and nice menu. Service was very friendly and obliging. Sat in the pretty, shady, unusual garden. Bit of a shame someone was doing noisy woodworking in the garden for part of the time. Picked...More

1  Thank LC180660
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Four of us called in for dinner. Received a warm welcome, and choose from a wide range of options on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their food although being honest the fish and chips I ordered was not the best I've had. However the desert certainly...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I should like to add that I have eaten in here before my planned meal on Saturday 10th June 2017. The village was buzzing with the celebration of WWII commemorations. My friends and I had booked for dinner in advance, and at no point was...More

Thank Graham P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Southwick PO17 6EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southwick
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9237 7223
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