Red LionMain Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4RN
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.
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.
Food Serving Times
- Air Conditioning
- Beer Garden
- Car Parking
- Disabled Facilities
- Family Friendly
- Historic Pub
Food Serving Times
Book a table at Chef & Brewer
********You can book for lunch until 11am and Dinner until 4:30pm********
Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.
Important Booking Information
- A non-refundable deposit of £3 per person for Festive Fayre, Boxing day and New Year's day and £10 for Christmas Day must be received at the time of booking.
- Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking. Full payment for Christmas Day must be received by 25th November or at time of booking if after this date. Pre-orders are required 14 days before dining or at the time of booking if less than 14 days before hand.
- For all Christmas buffet menus there is a minimum party size of 8 people. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are liable for full payment of food.
- All currency is in pound sterling
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