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The Kirtling Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
+44 1638 731976
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pies” (10 reviews)
“tartlet” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really tasty starter, passable Sunday Roast Lunch, but roast beef 'murdered'. Inside decor did not transfer from 'quaint' exterior. Staff very pleasant.

Thank susidaniels48
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch with us. Obviously it is difficult to please everybody and it is a shame that you didn't mention it at the time

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great atmosphere , good menu and service. Lovely place . Would recommend to anyone. Will come here in the future for a great meal

Thank Jason H
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I am glad you liked it and look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Just love visiting this Pub though reluctant to sing its praises too highly for fear it will get too booked up. Warm, friendly atmosphere and the new landlords, John and Suzanne have settled in really well. Great choice of food and drink and good value...More

Thank Hannahray55
Suzanne K, Public Relations Manager at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad you are enjoying the new menu which will be changing quite regularly to reflect the time of year. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Enroute to Newmarket from Bristol, so decided to stop for some lunch, met with a warm welcome and instantly got the impression that this was going to be a good choice. Food was perfect and staff very polite, friendly and aiming to please. Lucky village...More

Thank Phil W
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for a lunch visit as had been wanting to visit for some time, we went as just a couple on this occasion as on most times we end up going as family group The Landlord was lovely telling us they had only been...More

1  Thank 90barbarg90
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review our pub. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again very soon

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We came here today for my husband's birthday lunch. I found the pub by looking on trip advisor for dog friendly pubs not too far from Haverhill and this came up, so thought let's give it a go. We had club sandwich with salad and...More

Thank Rodders820
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to review our pub. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The classic British country pub, tranquil location with fantastic food and real ales, will definitely be back when next in the area!, 10/10

Thank jameshastings1111
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review our pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Booked for a family birthday celebration, over Sunday lunch. As it was quiet, we had one of the side rooms to ourselves, which was lovely for our group. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the delicious food.

Thank L M
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to review the red lion. I am delighted you all enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Despite being thrown in the deep end the new land lords opened for meals using the food organised by the previous land lords and in a kitchen they didn't know, service was a little slow but the pub was the busiest we had seen it...More

Thank 544honestly
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thankyou for your wonderful review. I know the service was slow to start with but hopefully we have improved. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a great meal at the Red Lion! Hazel and Steve will be sorely missed but Susan and John are a lovely new addition to the pub. New (cheaper) prices, pies with sides and a proper top and great pub grub! Beer and spirits are...More

Thank NewmarketLauren
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thankyou for your kind review . When we have settled in we are hoping to do regular theme food nights and these will be advertised on facebook and in the pub. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon.

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Mel931
11 July 2017|
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Response from michael l | Reviewed this property |
No idea, perhaps contact the pub directly ?
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Emma R
15 March 2015|
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Response from Suzanne K | Property representative |
Hi Emma, sorry no we close after Sunday service which is between 5 & 6pm. Best wishes Hazel
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733brian
26 February 2015|
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Response from Suzanne K | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry no, we are closed on Monday and Tuesday, we are open Wednesday through to Sunday, but if you wanted to book in as a group of 8 or more on a Tuesday, then we would of course open, please call me to discuss... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Cuisine
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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