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High St | Brinkley, Brinkley CB80RA, England
01638508707
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Recommended

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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England
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England
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9 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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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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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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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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
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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about The Red Lion Brinkley

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

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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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