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The Red Lion

Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL, England
1842 757210
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Ranked #23 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
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Brandon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

In my last review of this restaurant, I said that although the service was dire, I would give it another try.I wish I hadn't. Although not very crowded, I had to ask for a table to be cleared before we sat down. We sat near the kitchen and could see the meals ready to be given out. I ordered just... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We've eaten here a few times since it opened and were always impressed with the value for money. You can always rely on a Wetherspoons. No longer the case, they're resting on their laurels with the standards dropping at an incredible rate. Dirty cutlery, dirty glasses and an indifferent approach to the food they serve up with no consistency. Not... More

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SUFFOLK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

just had a meal there sunday 22nd the food came right away no cutlery in serviettes the order wasn't right the service waiter took his time kept meals on hot plate more than 3 and half minutes then run his fingers through his hair we have been here before and had a nice service the place wasn't full it will... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Liked the price of the meals, quality and the service. Place was clean and had good atmosphere. We went on 2 nights of our short stay in Thetford and on the Steak Night got an 8oz Sirloin with chips/jacket potato, peas and mushroom with a drink for £4.99!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Usually a buzzing place with great atmostphere. However on this occasion there were so many faults it has made me not want to return. Very quiet evening so you would expect service to be even better than usual, however the barman was more interested in his conversation with his friend/colleague on the other side of the bar to pay proper... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Me and my husband popped in for breakfast on Saturday morning (24/5). I had the eggs benedict which was very tasty (but a little cold)... My husband had "American pancakes" which he, as an American, was a little disappointed with the size of the pancakes... He enjoyed the taste though. He also order a bagel with philli, which for £2.49... More

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