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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 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been told about this by friends and have been meaning to go for years. Decided to go one Monday lunch. Not very busy {a bonus) as have been told its'very busy most times.Nice relaxed restaurant area. Pretty average carvery, attentative waitress.

Thank David D
London, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a bad place; it's basic pub grub that pretends it's a bit more - but it's not. Really not. That said, none of the meal was a disaster; we ate, paid and left after an entirely average and forgettable experience which included half of what we wanted being sold out (including gluten free bread which made the... More 

Thank 233nickb
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to The Red Lion at Drayton. Decided to try the carvery, as it had been a while since eating in this establishment. On arrival, a smiling waitress welcolmed us and gave a selection of tables, to choose from. When we chose a table at the rear of the restaurant, waitress seemed a little preoccupied and left us, until... More 

Thank Sarah C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for a Sunday evening meal, my dad and step mum had hunters chicken which was a good oval plate full, myself and my husband had scampi and chips, we all looked shocked at how small the portions were, seven small pieces of scampi and my husband counted 19 chips and some of them were very small,... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food was ok and reasonable. The service and staff were terrible , The land lady was very rude and even when taking your money couldn't manage a smile . Will not be returning.

Thank secretmexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a family meal. We have been for carvery before and been pleased with the standard on a Saturday. We had food off the main menu. Chicken and rice, tasted microwaved, dry hard taste to each grain. Chicken was dry and nothing special. My salmon was very dry no seasoning what so ever, salmon should be juicy and flavoursome... More 

Thank amyleah
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Birthday Sunday carvery with family ,excellent food , can see why some might be put off by the chap that organises your table .He is a bit like marmite to say the least or vegimite going by the twang in his voice . I like marmite so was not affected by his blunt manner,I found him quite entertaining . This... More 

Thank James B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I on the spur of the moment went for a snack lunch with a pint today; and so wish I hadn’t. On the face of it, The Red Lion should be fantastic. I was greeted by an empty bar, no staff and had to wait a good 7-10 minutes before i was served! The carver opens at 12pm and the... More 

1 Thank JonathanSbS
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Hate being treated like this I was spoken to in a rude manor, i found a wallet on the floor only to hand it in and Neil the manager didnt even say thanks think he was either drunk or on drugs AVOID THIS MAN AT ALL COSTS hE HAS NO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS EITHER

2 Thank 894glen
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Rude staff and management however, the carvery is excellent. Management chose to ignore you and the waiting staff avoid tables unless to clean them for the next visitors. Having arrived and pointedly been ignored by the the owner decided to wait for a table. Finally got a table then had to queue for the carvery. Waited for about 10 mins... More 

2 Thank 66Kiwi77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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?