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The Red Lion

English, Pub
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Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL, England
1842 757210
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service, cheap nice food.

Really nice friendly staff, service was very fast and food very good for the money, excellent. Nicely situated in the town centre, modern and familys welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Travelling back from Exeter we got caught in traffic and didn't arrive in Thetford until 9.30pm. The beauty of Wetherspoons is that they will serve food up until 11pm. Sunday lunch is a standard fare of half a roast chicken, beef and pork with a vegetarian option all for £5.99 including a drink (alcoholic or soft) Parking is free and... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Really nice friendly staff, service was very fast and food very good for the money, excellent. Nicely situated in the town centre, modern and familys welcome.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I would like to thank the manager and staff for a wonderful birthday meal last night Not only was the meal very good but they had decorated the table i had chocolates and flowers and cards also a lovely birthday cake.They really made my birthday special . My husband x me go in The Red Lion most mornings we always... More 

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RedLionThetford, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

You are more than welcome carol. Thank you for making the time and effort posting your feedback King Regards Katie More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The red lion is a great place to meet friends or family for a drink or to eat . It's very stylish and Modern inside . The staff are always welcoming and friendly and will always go out there way to help u . And the food !! Is the best , taste great and amazing prices . My favourite... More 

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RedLionThetford, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Emma We really appreciate you sparing the time to post your feedback about your visit to the Red Lion. The team are always more than happy to help any customer and go that extra mile. We are thrilled you enjoy eating at the Red Lion and hope to continue to in the future Kind Regards Katie More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast we had was lovely but service is so poor its been poor for quite a few times we have been in. one waitress wandering around aimlessly then serving at the bar when plates of food are mountin up under neath the heat lamps.no one seems to really no what they are doin a manager that can keep on... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband, myself and our 7 month old baby attended the red lion in Thetford. We ordered our food, I was served by a young man called 'Jackson' he was professional, enthusiastic, had brilliant communication skills and really went the extra mile. My Husband wanted a real ale but wasn't sure which he would like, Jackson offered a small sample... More 

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RedLionThetford, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back about your visit to the Red Lion. The team always appreciate it when their hard work gets noticed and is appreciated . The team all go out of their way to help all customers in any possible way to make sure they are completely satisfied I... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Called in for lunch. Busy as all their premises seem to be. No atmosphere but all the staff friendly. Decent beers and cheap food - sums it up. The food was only average and disappointed with my portion size, can't complain for the price.

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Mundford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Two full english and two refill coffees for £7 and great service who could ask for more We were even given free a chilled coffee.The restaurant was clean and not too busy. A nice sunday morning out.

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent breakfasts/brunch! We ate here while visiting family in Thetford. Great atmosphere. Especially enjoyed the historic posters about the area on the walls.

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Norwich
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

as usual lovel meal, steak cooked to perfection, freedom salad and side salad fresh and tasty, staff helpful and courteous all in all excellent value for money

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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: English, Pub

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