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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
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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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283 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 11 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.

1 Thank yellow1978
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank l250lux
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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!

Thank Mark P
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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.

Thank Unders1
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 

4 Thank Kelly W

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?