The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Southwick PO176EF
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The Red Lion is a stunning family run village pub, set in the beautiful wartime village of Southwick. The pub offers lovely home cooked traditional meals with a great selection of beers and gins. Our new heated eco pods will allow our customers to dine al fresco all year round whilst being kept warm and dry.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: The Red Lion, Southwick PO176EF
  • Cross Street: High Street
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 02392386147
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

The Red Lion - The Red Lion
The Red Lion - Heated Garden Pods The Red Lion - Rustic Heated shelter The Red Lion - Stunning Family Garden

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Lunch back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch marquee 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch front terrace 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch outside pod 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch inside 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch heated,lit shelter 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner back patio 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner Marquee 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner front terrace 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner outside pod 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner inside 18:00 - 23:00
Dinner heated,lit shelter 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch back patio 12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
Lunch back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch marquee 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch front terrace 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch outside pod 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch inside 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch heated,lit shelter 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner back patio 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner Marquee 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner front terrace 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner outside pod 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner inside 18:00 - 23:00
Dinner heated,lit shelter 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch back patio 12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
Lunch back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch marquee 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch front terrace 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch outside pod 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch inside 12:00 - 14:30
Lunch heated,lit shelter 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner back patio 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner Back beer garden / play area 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner Marquee 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner front terrace 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner outside pod 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner inside 18:00 - 23:00
Dinner heated,lit shelter 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch back patio 12:00 - 14:30
Friday
Back patio 12:00 - 21:00
Back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 21:00
Marquee 12:00 - 21:00
Front terrace 12:00 - 21:00
Outside pod 12:00 - 21:00
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Outside Shelter, Heated and Lit 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Back patio 12:00 - 21:00
Back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 21:00
Marquee 12:00 - 20:00
Front terrace 12:00 - 21:00
Outside pod 12:00 - 21:00
Outside Shelter, lit and heated 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Back patio 12:00 - 20:00
Back beer garden / play area 12:00 - 20:00
Marquee 12:00 - 20:00
Front terrace 12:00 - 20:00
Outside pod 12:00 - 20:00
Inside 12:00 - 21:00
Outside Shelter, lit and heated 12:00 - 21:00

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 642 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2021
Bob S.
Everything was just as good as we expected! Have been many times before and will definitely be going back ! We also recommend it to others!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2021
Dawn G.
Sat in an outside pod, was a lovely experience. Food was really good. Will definitely be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Pauline S.
The food was lovely, as was the service. We didn't have to wait for long for our food or drinks and the staff were very friendly and polite

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 13, 2021
Pat S.
Had a lovely lunch with friends in an outside pod. Food was lovely & the service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2021
Jane B.
We had a lovely meal last week. Staff so friendly and attentive. Food was really good - great choice, great portionWe will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2021
Jackie Y.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2021
danielle h.
really lovely meal and amazing service. Great for the kids to be entertained in the garden aswell.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2021
Brenda G.
As you can see we gave full marks to this delightful village Pub. We are not locals, but have lived in the area for all our lives. Having tried The Red Lion in the past before the current landlord took over, we lost our appetite for going again. We are so pleased that someone else recommended it. They have worked so hard all through lockdown and al we can say is good luck for the future and WE WILL BE BACK.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2021
Lisa t.
We always look forward to eating at the Red Lion. Staff are always friendly, welcoming & helpful. The food is always really scrumptious too

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Angela G.
Very welcoming service polite and very freindly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Samantha C.
Wonderful Food, Service and surroundings. Highly recommend a visit to this lovely pub.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Nicola M.
Great friendly service and great to take our dog there as he is very welcome and gets lots of attention from the staff :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2021
Pamela C.
Food good ,staff were really great made you feel very welcome,will come back regularly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 26, 2021
Antony C.
Food and service was excellent, and will definitely return soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2021
Chrissy W.
An excellent venue, food, drink and service was all excellent! The staff were both friendly and inviting!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2021
Val B.
The service and food lovely also very friendly Happy staff. We will be back .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2021
Diane B.
Excellent food amazing friendly staff had a great lunch thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2021
Louise P.
Lovely afternoon, perfect! Great food and service with a smile!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2021
Alan & Gilly W.
Our 'Local'! Always a most enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Jane D.
We were welcomed by the staff. A lovely evening. Good food, good service and I would recommend the place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Lauren L.
Beautiful family friendly garden, staff always in and out checking you’re ok. Food was lovely. Beautifully presented. First time and defiantly will be back over

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Kerry P.
Perfect place for a catch up with friends and good food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Denise J.
FOOD WAS TERRIFIC AND THE SERVICE WAS BRILLIANT

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2021
Kim R.
Very welcoming, excellent service and lovely staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Dawn F.
We had a very enjoyable meal celebrating my husbands birthday will definitely be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Christine L.
Great good, lovely friendly staff, will definitely go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2021
susan s.
A great experience from the very start, from the welcome we received on arrival , friendly banter that is so often missing today , to confident and competent service and really tasty food , couldn’t ask for more

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Joe V.
The chef went out of their way to produce a meal for guest as he has no gluten and vegetarian diet. Superb service from the team all round

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2021
PAMELA D.
Felt very covid safe, the pods are a lovely idea with heaters if it's chilly. All the staff were friendly and helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2021
Joanne W.
Friendly pub, great food/ drinks. Lovely staff. Very happy look forward to returning very soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 29, 2021
Wayne C.
Very pleasant.. would go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Helen M.
Absolutely the best ! We chose the Sunday roast, Delicious!! Been for dinner a few times here, and love it, Service and the attention to detail first class

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Sally C.
Really like this place.Pleasant staff nice atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Andrew B.
Was a fantastic service , amazing food and 10/10.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Christine H.
Excellent food and service would recommend to friends and family and will definitely make a return visit very soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2021
Hywel S.
Absolutely amazing. Anyone who wants to know how to run a pub should visit and see! Will be coming back again and again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2021
Donna W.
Wonderful lunch, can honestly say I’ve not had one bad meal here. Food is amazing and definitely value for money. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Can highly recommend this place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
John C.
This is a brilliant pub that is tucked away in a very historic Hampshire village. Can't fault anything about it. Some great pods out the back which are ideal for a small group or a romantic couple. Will definitely be going back. Met the chef on leaving and praised his food. Very nice person as were all the staff. Thank you for a lovely evening. John.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2021
Hayley S.
Lovely setting, 10-15 mins from central Portsmouth, great food, plenty of it and very reasonably priced. Staff very friendly and attentive, loved the little “sheds” Highly recommend will visit again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Karen W.
Really like this place, staff are very friendly and food is very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Louise H.
Had a great meal. Food was delicious and service was tip too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Trevor M.
Enjoyed our experience after such a long time of being closed due to Covid-19. Good to see that you are open and making your guests feel safe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2021
Claire H.
Couldn't fault it had a lovely birthday lunch with my parents food was great staff so friendly and attentive will definitely be revisiting often

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Shella D.
Lovely pod. Friendly staff and amazing food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2021
Ronald S.
First visit. Very friendly attentive staff. Even though we dined at a busy part off the day we did not have to wait. Would visit again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2021
Samantha M.
Very impressed with the customer service we received. Above and beyond which is very rare to find these days. Thank you for a lovely meal and day.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2021
Carole S.
We had a lovely lunch in the garden. The landlord took time to speak to us even though he was getting ready for a garden party the next day. The pub was busy in all areas with a mix of locals and not so locals. All the staff were very attentive and we didn’t have to wait to be served. The food was delicious too. We had a very relaxing time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
Jan R.
Love the look of The Red Lion.The Pods Are Brilliant.The staff are so friendly and helpful.It is a pub you can relax in.Well done to all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2021
Claire G.
Food was excellent, the roast is amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Sarah H.
Food was lovely, staff were brilliant always asking if we was ok and if food was all good which the food was delicious, pods we sat in are great idea even when we was sat in the pouring rain and thunder