Red Lion

Main Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4RN

Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Our new menu is full of the timeless dishes you know and love. It’s time to enjoy hearty portions, big, bold flavours and traditional pub dishes served with the occasional twist. Come and join us and rediscover your new favourite.

Find your new favourite - view our new main menu
View our lunch menu - main courses from £5
View our evening set menu - two courses for £12
View our Sunday roast menu - roasts from £7.99

The Red Lion is situated near Martlesham in the ancient riverside market town of Woodbridge, not far from the Suffolk coast. A former coaching inn on the old London to Yarmouth turnpike road, this handsome Grade II listed country pub with a timber framed plastered exterior and colour washed brick has retained many of its 16th century features, including exposed wooden beams and open fireplaces. The most famous and striking feature, though, is the Red Lion figurehead which graces the exterior, captured in 1672 from a Dutch ship at the Battle of Sole Bay, just off the Suffolk coastline.

Set in lovely countryside surrounded by attractive woodland walks and close to the secluded Martlesham Creek, popular with boating enthusiasts, The historic Red Lion is the perfect spot to relax and meet friends. Nearby Woodbridge is an attractive ancient market town on the banks of the River Deben, an important settlement and trading port inhabited since the Neolithic Age. Nearby Sutton Hoo, just 5 miles from The Red Lion, bears testament to the ancient importance of the area. Excavated in 1939, the Sutton Hoo burial mounds revealed the burial ship of an Anglo-Saxon king with some of the richest treasures ever found on British soil.

Today the historic Red Lion continues to offer a warm welcome to guests and a delicious pub menu with seasonal dishes, sumptuous Sunday lunches and an extensive range of wines and real ales.

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  • About the Red Lion

    The Red Lion is a warm, friendly country pub and a much-loved local landmark. Even the expression: ‘Red as the Martlesham Lion’ is a common saying in the area and the lion now forms part of the village coat of arms.

    Traditional pub food is served al fresco in the garden when the sun is shining, and indoors beneath old oak beams, in front of the pub’s two real fires, when it’s chilly. An extensive choice of quality wines, real ales and other drinks are also available so if you love typical English pubs that serve great food and drink, come to The Red Lion. Book a table online today.


    All the family will receive a local welcome at The Red Lion. We are child-friendly with high chairs, baby changing facilities and a delightful Chef & Brewer children’s menu. Our staff will also be happy to help with any other special requests you may have.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the pub but they are more than welcome to join the family outside in our lovely garden and patio area.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Beer Garden
    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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