Opening Hours 

Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday 12 pm - 3 pm     5:30 pm - 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 7:00 pm


Highstreet, Southwick, Hampshire, PO17 6EB
02392 210437

The Restaurant

All our food is prepared on site by hand, to order in our award winning kitchen.

We source the best local ingredients and seasonal produce from accredited suppliers to help support our local economy.
Food served Tuesday - Saturday 12 till 2  and 6 till 9

Sunday  12 till 3
You can view our menu online by clicking on one of the links below.

To book a table its essential to call us on  02392 210437. 

We will be pleased to take your call any time either personally or via the answerphone

and will return your call as soon as possible and confirm your booking

Please note tables and times are not guaranteed until confirmed.
Food served Tuesday - Sunday 

5 star ratingGreat meal Enjoyed great meal. Landlord great at his job, advising knowledgeably on drink selections, and a fantastic view on developing young peoples skills and experience in the industry.

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Mark F

5 star ratingStayed overnight in our Motorhome Stayed overnight in our Motorhome and Greg, who has a Motorhome himself, was tremendously welcoming. It’s a quiet area at the rear of the pub and we had a fantastic evening meal which fortunately we had booked the day before (full house on a Saturday night). Our starter of pigeon was beautifully presented, cooked perfectly and tasted excellent. My partner loved his steak and the chips were really good. The selection of local cheeses was great and was served with some interesting and tasty side dishes. As my favourite ice cream is ginger I had to try the honey and ginger ice cream and it didn’t disappoint. This is a gorgeous family run pub and we will definitely return.

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5 star ratingHistoric Pub We had our dinner in this lovely quaint historical Pub. the food was excellent, hot and portions were perfect. This Pub was famous for the meeting of the SHAEF leaders Eisenhower & Montgomery.

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Laurie S

5 star ratinggreat Sunday roast We've been here a few times but not for Sunday lunch. Four of us had a great lunch that couldn't be faulted.
We'd booked and arrived 5 minutes early, just time to order a drink in the bar before going through to the dining room.. (You can eat in the bar and I'm not sure if you can specify- I wasn't asked when I booked).
Nice bread was brought as we ordered four roast beef and a bottle of Carmenere red wine. The meal came quite quickly just time to finish our drinks and it was great.
The beef was very pink (as specified) and it was good meat as very tasty and not tough. Nice Yorkshire pudding, courgettes not over cooked, turnip and roast potatoes.
If anything too much gravy (but able to finish this off as luckily I still had some bread left at the end)!
Not only was the food excellent but the service from the bar and all serving staff was quick and genuinely friendly.
£95 for 2 G&T, 2 soft drinks, good bottle of red and 4 lunches. Glad we didn't have starters and too full for dessert. Happy with the cost for a lovely lunch.

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5 star ratingHidden Gem! We've often had drinks at the Golden Lion and have been very envious at the food coming out of the kitchen so we took the plunge with a full 3 course meal and Wow! Just brilliant, can't speak highly enough of the food and service. Very friendly staff and a great range of beers, we'll definitely be returning - thanks guys 🙂

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5 star rating5* Hospitality and great food Not many places have the feel to it and the great taste of food, at affordable prices, that the red lion do! A group of friends and I visit this place every month for a catch up and to enjoy some great food. The staff are amazing, food top notch and the service is Graf A.

Try it, you won’t be disappointed *****

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5 star ratingEvening Meal Excellent chef, food fantastic on every visit over past 10 years.
Staff friendly, lovely pub. Atmosphere great. No horrible one arm bandits, no TV screens, great traditional pub. Variety of beer and drinks is fantastic.

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5 star ratingWonderful meal We had a wonderful meal here on Friday evening. We hadn’t booked but were welcomed anyway and given a table. We were advised of the probable waiting time which was appreciated, and much better than being left to wait and get annoyed. Our food was delicious and served by a waitress who was attentive and cheerful and who obviously enjoyed her job. My smoked haddock was served with a delicious sauce. My husband’s steak was cooked to perfection. The cheeseboard was a real joy. Generous servings of local cheeses were accompanied by a range of tasty biscuits and garnishes. We will come back again. Highly recommended.

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4 star ratingReturn visit and always very enjoyable Having eaten here on several occasions before I returned with 3 friends who had not visited. It was a Tuesday night booking and we were advised there was a Jazz Band playing but it did not interfere with our enjoyment. The food was once again presented beautifully and very hot - and obviously home cooked. Service was very friendly and the bar owner checked on us as did other staff and we felt well looked after. Another great time and booking is certainly recommended.

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4 star ratingEarly dinner Came here for an early dinner, stayed for 3 hours.!! Food was lovely, atmosphere was good and the staff were second to none. I'd use this pub a whole lot more if it were closer jf really is a friendly place to go.

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