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The Red Lion, Sudbury

Fowes Lane
Belchamp Otten
Postal town: Sudbury
CO10 7BQ
Phone: 01787278301
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Red Lion

Exactly a week after the pub lockdown had ended, I saw fit to resume pub crawling around the country. Whilst planning a crawl was somewhat difficult, with many pubs having not re-opened, those that have re-opened having restricted opening times and with others requiring reservations, I thought I'd give it a go. The trip didn't go without issue. But things finally felt a bit more normal after almost 4 months of drought.

The Red Lion was my first stop in Essex. It is a country pub located down a dead-end lane. We arrived shortly after opening and were the only customers throughout our visit, which made social distancing simple.

Ordering was as normal at the bar. The interior was a nice, simple and cosy single room. 2 ales were on - Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde & Woodforde's Wherry. To my surprise, there was also a real cider - Sheppy's Farmhouse. Despite quite liking the Oscar Wilde, I couldn't turn down the option of a real cider, especially as I was in Essex and I was bound to find some more Oscar Wilde later (I never did).

Nice rural pub that turned out to be my favourite on this Essex trip.

On 4th August 2020 - rating: 7
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Sudbury (Suffolk), 5.78 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Belchamp Otten
4th Aug 2020, 11:54
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
25th Nov 2016, 21:12
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
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