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The Brinkley Lion

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High St | Brinkley, Brinkley CB80RA, England
01638 507936
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened following total refurb. It used to be called the Red Lion and...
Newly opened following total refurb. It used to be called the Red Lion and now I think its the Brinkley Lion
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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A country pub which is not serving Brake Brothers microwave food.

I went along to the Dullingham distillery which in its self is well worth a visit and a review but does appear on trip advisor. However one of group had booked The Lion for supper. The landlord was jolly the staff friendly,the fire was roaring, the beer was good and the food delicious...need I say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
RichardCurtis
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went along to the Dullingham distillery which in its self is well worth a visit and a review but does appear on trip advisor. However one of group had booked The Lion for supper. The landlord was jolly the staff friendly,the fire was roaring, the beer was good and the food delicious...need I say more other than the fact... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great night at the Red Lion. Very warm welcome, good well priced pub food, nice beer, and a slightly eccentric but very capable landlord. Oh yes and an amazing jack russel with a very cool attitude. It was a great night out with a group of friends. Recommend the fish and chips, and the chocolate brownie is to die for

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This restaurant has improved leaps and bounds. From what I learnt the pub has newly taken on a new head chef and I must say his food is wonderful. The menu itself has something for everyone, even vegetarians have a good selection. For my main course I had the pork belly served with king prawns, it was perfection. However, I... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at the Lion today, good range of real ales and v decent wine, warm welcome, the classic fish'n'chips, interesting veggie options, reasonably priced.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A lovely friendly country pub with beams and inglenooks. A new tapas menu offers 3 for £10 from a choice of 9. Real quality food and presentation.

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Cambridge
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a marvellous place!!! Not only do they serve great beer, great food, and good banter... But they also forgive when your dog misbehaves, and cure it when it's poorly! A pub, restaurant, and a vet! Marvellous place - we are very lucky to live so close....

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I ate here with the family on a Friday in July, and we all had good meals - the kids inevitably had burgers, but at least they are home made (with home made buns!), with nice fresh salads. The trio of salmon and pork were a step up from the pub classics and were all beautifully presented and a nice... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was good before and is now a step up. The "pub" menu is still available but the "new" menu is just that bit special and the quality of the food and presentation is fantastic. We were very early (pre 7pm) on the first night of the new menu.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Brinkley Lion is the perfect place to eat.. it combines reasonable prices with a great atmosphere, and the staff are always friendly and happy to help. I've never had a bad experience at the lion, and have eaten there on a few different days of the week. While the menu changes occasionally, and possibly regularly on different nights of... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice pub, awful service, dreadful food and expensive. Offered another meal but so bad we did not want to Return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High St | Brinkley, Brinkley CB80RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Brinkley
  • Phone Number: 01638 507936

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Newly opened following total refurb. It used to be called the Red Lion and now I think its the Brinkley Lion
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?