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The Red Lion

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High Street, Southwick PO17 6EF, England
+44 23 9237 7223
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Fullers pub in a quaint village. Good selection of Ales and an impressive looking menu. The bacon and Brie open sandwich was one of the best ever with excellent chips. Very satisfying.

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1 Thank MikeH589
Fareham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Sunday Lunch, warm welcome, nice ambience etc. Given the choice of a table in the restaurant half or the bar we opted for the former, comfortable and well decorated. Interesting items of paraphernalia on the walls, all in keeping with a nice country pub. The service was good and we both opted for the Beef Brisket which was... More 

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2 Thank abm_traveller_123
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,499 reviews
642 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chef kept saying the barman was coming very slow service and the drinks were small in size and not much room in the pub either.

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Thank Ed E
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were travelling back from Southampton towards Portsmouth using the back roads and we decided to stop somewhere for Sunday lunch.....on the off chance we ventured in to Southwick and decided to try the Red Lion, and were'nt dissappointed. I had Pork loin and my girlfriend had briskett and they were both cooked to perfection accompanied with... More 

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1 Thank peacefulsteps2017
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us I am so glad you enjoyed your meal I hope you will visit us again when you are passing through More 

Berkeley Springs, WV
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was pleasantly historical, the ambience was perfect, the food was classic AND good tasting, and the cost was fair. Who could ask for more?

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1 Thank Paul M
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us we look forward to you soon More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived just after 12 on a Wednesday lunch to a few occupied tables, but it quickly got busier! First time visit for us. I ordered a Steak and Kidney PUDDING not pie which is my usual choice. Served with mash, mushy peas and extra gravy. This was THE BEST pub lunch I have ever eaten and took me back... More 

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1 Thank Trossy2015
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Portsmouth
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Red Lion for my father-in-law's eightieth birthday and it proved to be an excellent decision. He had been here a number of times in the past but had been unable to get there for a few years as he can no longer drive. He was worried that standards may have slipped. From the moment we arrived, we... More 

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2 Thank Steve C
56maureen, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a good meal and hope your Dad enjoyed his Birthday. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

A loveable country pub with good ales and friendly staff. Food is excellent and ample portions. You will never leave feeling hungry.

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1 Thank Sue T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

My friend and i have been coming here for the last year for the beef brisket on a Sunday and have never been dissapointed the beef is the best i have ever tasted antwher and the veg is all lovely and fresh. We have also been to several of the tribute evenings and especially enjoyed the Elton John at xmas.... More 

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1 Thank retiredfriends2017
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have been coming here to enjoy a Sunday lunch for over a year now. It's a fantastic little country pub, warm and inviting with excellent food. The staff are always very nice to us and the roast is delicious. I've had their steak and ale pie a few times as well, I would highly recommend it. We will probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?