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The Red Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Fakenham Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
+44 1603 867262
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A welcoming old pub environment with good quality carvery and friendly and helpful staff. This was my first visit but will certainly return.

Thank Bill S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all not too bad, the pub/restaurant is situation on the main road in Drayton and has plenty of car parking, access is easy for all and well set out in the bar and restaurant, the meals and prices are very good, although some of the meals are served in metal trays instead of plates, I had one of... More 

Thank Peter F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten here for many years and usually enjoyed the food. Our most recent meal was a huge disappointment, as the menu seems to have been changed to a generic chain one. My steak was full of sinew and fat, and my daughter's lasagne was burnt round the edges and mushy in the middle. We told the waitress when... More 

Thank Geoff C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had to wait 40 minutes for sweet and just got told we are busy by the cashier made a long evening after a lovely plate full for firsts

Thank Richard B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my family . Had cod and chips , however the batter was undercooked and tasted floury . Mind you the waitress was apologetic and swapped it with lasagne . Overall very average .

Thank Jake W
Hethersett, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here today with a group of friends to take advantage of this cheap £6.45 Monday to Saturday carvery. The meat choices were gammon, Turkey and beef and the roast beef wasn't overcooked either which normally happens. Nice Yorkshire pud and stuffing plus a fantastic array of veg. Impressed particularly by the sprouts and red cabbage but there was... More 

Thank jezz c
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Fancied a pub meal out and with only a couple of choices in the village, opted for the pub that had the slightly higher (still not great) review on TA. The Red Lion looked quite nice from the outside and similarly, inside was welcoming too. Shame the welcome from the staff member didn't match the expectation. Why can't (some) hospitality... More 

1 Thank richard s
Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Recommended by a friend to try the carvery, so after the gym decided to try this Tuesday. Wow what value £6.45 each for a plate full. Chef very pleasant as were all the staff. Finished off with a Double Glenfiddich Whisky. Brilliant Go Enjoy

Thank nigel t
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Whether eating the carvery or off the excellent menu the food is of great quality and staff always friendly & welcoming. Would highly recommend to anyone.

3 Thank yellow1978
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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  >  Drayton
  • 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?