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Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL, England
1842 757210
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 86
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 12
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunchtime visit

Popped in for some lunch on Saturday, was amazed how big it is inside, no problem finding a table. staff were very friendly and once ordered our food arrived quickly. it was very nice and well cooked. Excellent value for money. didn't realise it was a "Spoons"

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kev W
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in for some lunch on Saturday, was amazed how big it is inside, no problem finding a table. staff were very friendly and once ordered our food arrived quickly. it was very nice and well cooked. Excellent value for money. didn't realise it was a "Spoons"

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1 Thank Kev W
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Kev, thank you for taking the time to write your review. A lot of customers compliment us on our building, it really is lovely isn't it? We have a very extensive menu so there really is something for everyone. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Amy and Team More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner come here weekly I love the daily deals specially Mexican night on Mondays and for the price it's good food.

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1 Thank S1P92
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is hard to choose a specific club night isnt it? But, we do love Mexican Monday too. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Amy and Team More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic staff, always willing to please. Good basic food and really cost effective, it's nearly not worth cooking at home. Extensive menu for all choices. Really can't go wrong, unless you dislike children don't go during the day. Drinks are really reasonable and have all top range, but never seen anybody out of order there which supervises me!

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1 Thank Kim T
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Here at the Red Lion, we pride ourselves on making our customers feel welcome. It is a pleasure to see you. Kinds Regards Amy and Team More 

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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 3 times in a week. Once for family and friends breakfast, again for drinks and finally for an evening meal with family and friends. The staff were all friendly and welcoming. Any food order issues sorted without fuss and great prices. Recommend this pub although it can get busy.

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1 Thank NEcoastman
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed visiting us so much. Our aim here at The Red Lion is to make our customers feel welcome and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Amy and Team. More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd only return for drinks, as all wetherspoons the drinks are well priced and reasonable quality. The food here however... Undercooked, overcooked, bland, burnt, tasteless.... You name it its triable. The staff seem uninterested, triable customer service, and they don't seem to care about the customers. Can't fault the drinks tho!!

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Thank Karl J
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry that you feel this way about our food and our staff. This is certainly not how we want it to come across as we feel it isn't the case. I would encourage you to try our food again and if it isn't to your satisfaction, speak to... More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a weatherspoons the drinks cheap, the food is great value for money, the service can be up n down. The specials each day are good portions, the no music thing works for me. which means when I take the wife out for an improv meal and drink can talk and catch up in a bit of P&Q

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Thank NEVILLE E
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review. The fact that we have no music, is a brilliant opportunity for our customers to have a good catch up with friends and family. In response to the service being up and down, we do the best we can with what we have available to us at the time.... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far my favourite wetherspoons, really cosy atmosphere, love sitting by the fire. Can't beat the value for the food and drinks and really friendly service, can't find anything to complain about!

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1 Thank Lilyanne W
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I maybe bias, but I definitely agree with you, The Red Lion really is lovely. I am just so glad that this comes across to our customers too. We hope to see you cosied up by the fire again soon 😊 Kind regards Amy and Team More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 21st Jan curry night ..previously gave a bad review as you ran out of veggie curry on many visits !!tonight was spot on ... Hot food , hot chips , nice salad , what ever chef was on .. We will have more of that please 👍good service to ! Thank you ! Excellent value to 😄

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1 Thank DobermanFan
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, once again, thank you for taking the time to write your reviews, all feed back is appreciated, good or bad. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this visit. We do take on board what are customers are saying to us and try to work on the negative things. We hope to see you soon and I will pass... More 

Chesterfield
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and great atmosphere. What could have been a very enjoyable breakfast was spoilt by the food not being warm enough. It seems as if the food was dished up and then left waiting to be served. When the waiting staff checked later to see if everything was Ok, they did offer to have it "rewarmed".. but who wants... More 

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Thank Harrygale
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your visit. All feed back is appreciated! I'm afraid there may have been a little miss communication, we would never actually 'reheat' your breakfast, we would have given you a fresh one. If ever you find the same problem again, please ask to speak to the duty... More 

Sleaford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called for lunch on our way to Center Parcs. We all had fish and chips, as that was the day's special with a drink included. The service was fast and the food was well cooked and hot.

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1 Thank Gerihen
RedLionThetford, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write you review. All feed back is appreciated. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Here at the red lion, we strive for good food and good service, so it is good to know we are getting it right! We hope you had a lovely holiday! Kind regards Amy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Thetford
  • Phone Number: 1842 757210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children

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