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The Red Lion Brinkley

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High St | Brinkley, Brinkley CB80RA, England
01638508707
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent family meal

Visited with children and grandchildren. Not too busy and service was reasonably prompt and friendly. The menu choice was better than many pubs, if a fraction expensive. The requirement of my wife for gluten and dairy-free food was understood and catered for well. Nice ambience and well off main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Julian F
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited with children and grandchildren. Not too busy and service was reasonably prompt and friendly. The menu choice was better than many pubs, if a fraction expensive. The requirement of my wife for gluten and dairy-free food was understood and catered for well. Nice ambience and well off main roads. I understand the management is quite new and I wish... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a local resident who has seen this pub change hands multiple times over the past decade, I am delighted to say that the Red Lion is finally a top notch pub. The new manager/owner is a terrific host, and a marked upgrade on the previous buffoon who ran the pub. The food was simple, well priced, but wholesome and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Superb lunch today with my husband and son. Excellent fish & chips and superb lamb dish accompanied by a superb Beaujolais. Lovely homely feel with delightful touches such as the books and free wifi. Thanks Guy and team for a lovely afternoon!

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ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were around 7/8 people for dinner, a majority ordered steaks and not one was cooked to how it was requested. I ordered a medium and it was rare, others ordered rare and it was basically raw. At prices like this you would expect the simple things done correct.

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your steaks were not cooked as you had asked. I would love the chance to make it up to you. If you have a moment please do email me at the pub (redlionbrinkley@gamil.com). Hope to hear from you soon Rgds Guy More 

England
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A good meal in a friendly pub with pleasant service. The food isn't fancy but it's well prepared and tasty - the chips we had were excellent, crispy and hot! The pub would benefit from a wider selection of ales, but the Ghost Ship went down very well.

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. Am glad you have enjoyed your time here after the re-opening. We do now try to have a larger selection of real ales and tend to have three on draught at the weekends, with a one or two in bottles. I would gladly offer you a pint on the house at your next visit.... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Really pleased that The Lion is open again after being closed for so long. Lovely interior and really charming decor. The menu was very good and prices were spot on. But.... despite the staff being very friendly the service was a little lacking with a drinks order missed and we were left short of cutlery at one point. My main... More 

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. Am very sorry for some of the niggles. Could we offer you and your partner another meal, on us, to show you how things ought to be/are usually done? Hope to see you again soon. Rgds Guy 01638 508 707 More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I grew up in Brinkley and visit regularly so always hoped 'the Lion' would become a pub worth visiting again. Unfortunately the previous management seemed to get everything wrong. Fortunately Guy, the new landlord seems to be getting it right. The food is fresh, with both traditional and innovative dishes as well as being reasonably priced. There's a good selection... More 

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourself and thank you very much for your support! Do hope to see you again soon. Guy More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We live near to the Brinkley Lion and were sad to see it shut for the first part of this year. The past month has seen us visit the re opened pub twice. Both times the staff have provided friendly and competent service. The atmosphere is relaxed and the pub looks brilliant after a spring clean and re-vamp. The food... More 

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourself. We re-opened on the 1st of May and are settling in quite nicely. Do hope to see you again soon. Guy (P.S. Carafes are v cool.) More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had Saturday lunch in the Red Lion on the recommendation of someone we met in the village. Our last trip there at least 2 years ago was very disappointing. I grew up in the village and it was sad to see how tired it had become. This time we were very impressed. The bar area had been beautifully updated... More 

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ghh3000, Manager at The Red Lion Brinkley, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your lunch. We re-opened on the 1st of May and are settling in quite nicely. Do hope to see you again soon. Guy More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High St | Brinkley, Brinkley CB80RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Brinkley
  • Phone Number: 01638508707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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?