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The Red Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 Fakenham Road | Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
+44 1603 867262
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my son for a carvery here on Sunday day large car park friendly staff lovely pub got drinks waited 5 mins for a table as they were busy we were shown too our table we had our food and wow it's right up there in my top 3 best in Norwich awesome food had a great time will be... More 

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Thank l250lux
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yorkshire puddings frozen in the middle, if they can't get this right, what else are they doing wrong! Also the guy front of house is a complete joke, angry little man with attitude. Best pub in Dayton it says on a sign outside, I don't think so!

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Thank Mark P
Lancaster
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and I'll definitely return. My girlfriend and I both had the Sunday carvery and all our food was fresh and cooked to perfection. £8.99. Busy place which is a good sign. Had to queue for a bit but I'm happy with that if the food tastes this good.

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Thank Unders1
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in late afternoon for a drink after work..being a plasterer some dust comes off our clothes..we therefore asked for a wet cloth to clean up any mess we had made..15 minutes later..a few more droplets of dust on the floor (bar area)...before we even got a chance to RE clean up..we had the most obnoxious man approach us...telling us... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are lucky inasmuch that we have several places to have our mid day meal within a mile or two,however having tried the rest we have made the Red Lion our weekly destination the reason being - the friendly welcome by the waiting staff especially Lyn and of course the variety of food to choose from such as Gammon,Turkey or... More 

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Thank Alec P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had been before but many years ago , had to wait a while before taking drinks order then certain things not on menu , then had to wait about 10-15 minutes before drinks arrived as served people who had arrived after we had been served . On to carvery potatoes were burnt and vegetables seemed very hard and not cooked... More 

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Thank Jamie C
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A friend of mine did me a great favour whilst I was away on holiday so I gave him the choice of venue for lunch he choose the Red Lion Drayton as we had been there before,we were not disappointed on entry we ordered a drink and requested a table for two,the barman told us to go to the dining... More 

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Thank Eli G
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Normally have a carvey.only Friday my wife and I decided to go for the mixed grill.This was fantastic the meet was beautiful cooked to perfection the sausages were the nicest I had tasted for a long time from a restaurant.the chicken breast was cooked without being dry.There was plenty of chips and other items on the plate.well done to the... More 

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Thank davidneill123
Norwich, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been several times for the carvery but only because it is close. The carvery is average and ok. The staff are not the best as you can wait ages to be served. This time we had to wait about 10 minutes at the carvery before we got served though we were the only ones there and the person... More 

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Thank Max4s
Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had a lovely meal here - we both went for the ribeye with sweet potato fries. Well cooked and tasty as usual - love the option of being able to have sweet potato fries. Service is always friendly. I could smell the carvery from our table near the bar and it smelt delicious so will be back to have one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Fakenham Road | Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 867262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?