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The Red Lion

Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL, England
1842 757210
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Ranked #21 of 47 restaurants in Thetford
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great service when I invited a group of 30 to a meal on a Thursday lunch time. Years ago I ate in Wetherspoons and didn't try it again until this one opened in Thetford. I've been in several over the last year or so and most are great value for money. The Red LIon at Thetford is clean and spacious... More

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Watton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

yet again a wonderful meal this time with my son and family Mike and his team gave us great service And we are going back for breakfast as its such great value,it means no washing up for me and I can relax and have more quality time with everyone

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I know Whetherspoons as a whole get a bad rap but this place is amazing, they have kept with the corporation identity but applied a unique warm and friendly family pub, nice food, inexpensive drinks and excellent service. Every member of staff owns there own jobs and never pass the blame on other circumstances this pub/restaurant strive for perfection it... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

....says on the tin! Wetherspoons have built a reputation on rescuing dying outlets and serving cheap well kept ales and reasonably priced fayre. The Red Lion is a genuine success story. Those who visit any Wetherspoons (not just this one) and then whinge about small imperfections are not living in the real world. I last visited this place before an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Excellent food, quick service, and a friendly atmosphere. I will definitely be coming again and will be recommending the Red Lion to my friends.

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Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My grandparents live in Thetford and steaknight (tuesday) is a must when we're visiting them! Face it, it's a pub so don't expect romantic type atmospheres. The wait was short, the food was hot and more important, delicious. Good portions, good quality meat and great deserts. We ate with four people including extra drinks and deserts for under 20 pounds!... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A smart wetherspoons pub but sadly in need of a good clean. Dirty tables, filthy cutlery and lipstick coated glasses, yes after complaining the replacement was also filthy. Food was average , toilets very posh but sadly dirty. It was busy but not so busy that the staff were rushed of there feet! I felt that a don't care attitude... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great environment, very good food. Probably I suggest to have a person just to collect the orders from the restaurant instead to be on the queue mixed with the persons that only going in there to ask a drink in the bar.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Meals are cheap and nice to eat not much choice abit samey really, the kids menu is very boring and plain not much verity there , found the high chairs really dirty , i cleaned it up and the baby wipe was black full of old food made me feel sick, service of waiters is okay, the bar service is... More

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Angus steak melts on the palate. Fish and Chips are blue ribbon ratings above others. Curry night invites indian and Brits alike - instead of cooking at home. And the wines, beers, cocktail pitchers - are priced almost as gifts to the customer! If you haven't tried The Red Lion - BEWARE! You cannot stop going back..., see you... More

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