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The Red Lion

Main Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk  IP12 4RN View Map.

General Manager:

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Contact us

Tel. 01394 382169

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 11.30pm
Sunday 11.30am - 10.30pm
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm

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About Us

The Red Lion in the village of Martlesham lies about eight miles from Ipswic... Read more

About our venue

The Red Lion in the village of Martlesham lies about eight miles from Ipswich. Historically the pub dates back to the late 1500's although the earliest recorded licensee was Robert Whitbread in 1712! Located on the Norwich to London road this Coaching Inn was used as an overnight stopover for the Royal Mail with the post being safely locked up until the morning. The figurehead was a well known landmark with "Red as the Martlesham Lion" being a common expression in the area. The original figure is still outside the pub today. Nowadays, this destination food house is a most popular venue with the local community as well as travellers from further afield. It has retained much of its olde worlde character with the old oak beams and two open fireplaces maintaining its traditional ambience. Like all Chef & Brewer pubs we employ high quality Chefs who have superb kitchen facilities. The food can be chosen from a main menu, snack menu or unique Specials from the chalk boards which allow our Chefs to show their flair! We very often also have a special menu offering fixed price meals. You will be served meals which have been prepared from the freshest of ingredients and cooked to order. Food can be enjoyed in the air conditioned restaurant, al fresco in the garden or on the patio in the summer sunshine. There is table service for all. To complement your meal there is an extensive choice of quality wines or real ales and other drinks are available at the bar. Next time you come to the area, be sure to make this Red Lion the venue for your next meal. You are guaranteed a fine welcome.

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Our Food & Menus

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Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm


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  • Al Fresco Dining on our patio
  • Beer Garden
  • Patio Area
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome & colouring packs are provided
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted