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The Kirtling Red Lion

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214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
+44 1638 731976
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Brisley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As usual in this friendly pub had an excellent tasty lunch. The steaks were cooked as requested and tasted top quality. Deserts were home made and to die for! We have been to this warm friendly pub several times and have never been disappointed. If you are looking for quality and tasty food in a friendly atmosphere at a reasonable... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to visit Kirtling Tower on its NGS open day, and this was nearby. Make sure you get the right Red Lion, though.. There's a red brick one in a neighbouring village, strangely. The bar staff were very friendly and the food was very good and plentiful. We even got some complimentary bread and olives while we waited!... More 

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Thank Mellors64
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Mellors64 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. We are delighted to read your comments about our friendly staff, delicious food and idyllic setting, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. Best wishes Hazel More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

15 of us descended on this small and cosy pub for a 40th lunch as the location was central for us all. A lovely part of the world, the food was very good, well priced and staff very friendly. We had one moaner in the group who wasn't happy with a chicken burger and we weren't charged for it (there... More 

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Thank michael l
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Michael l Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. We are delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed your meals in our cosy pub. It was lovely to meet you all, and hope we see you again some time in the future. With best wishes Hazel More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went here for a weekday lunch with friends, arriving next after 1pm. The pub was cold and there is an overwhelming smell of cooking oil which I found unpleasant. Sticky top dining tables are a bit off putting. The food was hot and freshly prepared. Not sure I'll go again.

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Thank Dunelm59
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Dunelm59 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. We are sorry to read your comments as cleanliness is a top priority for us and the 'stickiness' is a new problem we have found on one table due to a cleaning product we are using, which we are addressing. We have had our... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday for a Christmas family meet up (10 adults and 5 small children) and had a lovely time. We chose the pub based on location and reviews, and we weren't disappointed. Food was excellent, and Steve and Hazel couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating, providing the little ones with colouring, toys and books to help entertain them. Thank... More 

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Thank Icefairyuk
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Icefairyuk, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to us. We are thrilled to hear your comments and that the children enjoyed the chocolate coins on the way home! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. With best wishes and Happy New Year to you all. Hazel More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We picked the Kirtling Red Lion for a festive gathering based upon location central to various branches of the family and trip advisor reviews, and we had a lovely meal. Great service from time of booking all through the meal. Tasty food, generous portions. Cosy atmosphere, children's colouring/ books/ toys provided. Thoroughly recommend for all ages.

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Thank hcwast
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Harrietcoates, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to us. We are delighted to hear your comments and we look forward to welcoming you all again in the near future. With best wishes and Happy New Year to you all. Hazel More 

Suffolk
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were lucky enough to be spoiled on Christmas day from start to end then we exploded !! The five courses were very good and everything well presented and hot and tasty , tasty, tasty. Lovely canapes and fizz prior to lunch as well - we were made to feel very welcome and will return and not just at Christmas... More 

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Thank Odette-Jeremy
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Odette-Jeremy, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to us on Christmas Day. We are delighted by your comments and that you felt so spoiled. Our aims have been achieved and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. With very best wishes and Happy New Year to you Hazel More 

Newmarket, Suffolk
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I were tempted by the Red Lion's advertising of Christmas dinners when we had an excellent meal with friends at the Lion in November. We booked a table for two for the evening of 23rd December. We arrived and were welcomed with the usual warm greeting. We had expected the place to be busy and buzzing but... More 

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Thank Mikem22
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Mikem22 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. We are delighted to hear your comments and that you both enjoyed your pre-Christmas meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. With best wishes and Happy new Year to you. Hazel More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch at the red lion was by far the best vegetarian pub lunch in Suffolk. Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Looking forward to going back.

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Thank Jenna B
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Jenna B Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. WOW, thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our vegetarian meals and we have passed your comments on to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you again some time soon, and thanks once again. With best... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the Red Lion at the weekend to meet with friends from Peterborough. Lovely country pub, cosy, friendly and serves great food. We had Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings along with a selection of 9 different vegetables...wow. The girls had lovely roast pork with crackling, but us boys went for something different, pheasant stuffed with black pudding and Stilton,... More 

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Thank AddisonFamily
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello AddisonFamily, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. We are delighted to hear your comments and happy to read that you all enjoyed your meals, especially the Pheasant with Black Pudding and Stilton, which always goes down well! We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Kirtling
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 731976
Description
A traditional village pub in a stunning location. The Kirtling Red Lion is the perfect place to meet family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of the town and cities. This picturesque pub nestles in Kirtling village which lies only 5 miles east of Newmarket and is less than a 10 minute drive from the town centre. With its fabulous views, delicious real ales, great wines and sumptuous mouth-watering food, all prepared and freshly cooked on the premises. A warm welcome awaits you Wednesday to Saturday 12-3 & 6-late and Sunday 12-5 Friday from 5pm to collect Fresh Bread for the Week-end (Sunday Lunch £9.95 Served 12-4 - booking recommended to avoid disappointment). Book on-line to save time, click on the link above.

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