Located in a quiet, North-Essex village, The Red Lion in Kirby-le-Soken is a newly refurbished 14th century public house and restaurant offering quality food and drinks, including a selection of award-winning real ales.

Having built a reputation in the Tendring district running several pubs, the family couldn't miss the opportunity to renovate and reopen their former business, The Red Lion, Kirby-le-Soken.

After an extensive rennovation the pub now boasts a very warm and inviting atmosphere and, when the weather is suitable, one of the finest beer gardens in East Anglia with a large children's play area.


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  • Lunch
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  • Kids
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  • Desserts
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  • Christmas

For bookings and further information please contact us on: 01255 674832


Real Ales

We are a CAMRA accredited pub and have achieved the Cask Marque Certificate of Excellence in the serving of cask ales in June 2015. There are two regular ales alongside two changing beers from all over the UK and the world.

Regular Ales

Fuller's London Pride | Chiswick | Premium Ale | ABV: 4.1%

Colchester No.1 | Colchester | Best Bitter | ABV: 4.1%

Please contact us for more information about the beers we are currently showcasing.

We also stock a large range of carefully selected wines and other drinks for the whole family, including Lagers, Ciders, Soft Drinks, and a selection of Teas & Coffees.


We hold monthly events including theme nights, quiz nights and an acoustic showcase

Pub Quiz

Free entry. 8pm Start
Prizes for the top teams
Max. 6 people per team

Theme Nights

Our monthly theme nights provide an opportunity to experience world-cuisine. Theme nights have been a great success, selling out each time so booking is essential to avoid disappointment!

Menus are usually available a month before each event. Please contact us for more information.

Music & Acoustic Showcase

Monthly Acoustic Nights are Free Entry, showcasing the finest acoustic performers in the local area

October 2017
Sunday 1st Rony Rosado & The Latino Beats (Duo)
8pm Start, Free Entry
Sunday 8th Quiz Night
Free Entry, 8pm Start, prizes for the top teams
Sunday 15th An evening with the Frinton Literary Festival
Featuring live poetry, storytelling and local musicians
Tuesday 24th Theme Night - Beer and Food
6 course taster menu with matched beers & Representatives from Colchester Brewery & Fullers Brewery
Sunday 29th Acoustic Showcase - Ian Perryman, Fuller and Moss, Grasshopper & Charlie Rogers
8pm Start, Free Entry
November 2017
Sunday 12th Quiz Night
Free Entry, 8pm Start, prizes for the top teams
Tuesday 21st Theme Night - A Taste of the Orient
Sunday 29th Acoustic Showcase - Skinner & Cornell, Beth White & Jim Reynolds
8pm Start, Free Entry
December 2017
Sunday 10th The Red Lion Christmas Quiz


32 The Street
Kirby le Soken
CO13 0EF

01255 674 832