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“Not your typical 'pub grub'” 3 of 5 stars
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The Lion
Martham Road, West Somerton NR29 4DP, England
(0)1493 393861
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not your typical 'pub grub'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Like so many, after a days walking along the Broads, called in as signs outside suggested 'great food'! The welcome was good, it was clean, including the loos! We ordered shepherds pies and curries, all of which were very disappointing. The shepherds pies tasted just like shop brought and served with boiled frozen, presentation unappealing! The curries, very much the same! Only thing we felt was a plus was the friendly welcome and service. We also felt the music was too loud.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice Host, shame about the pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Recently tried this pub. Guy behind the bar was very friendly & welcoming. However, music in bar very loud & wasn't asked if this was OK - even though we were the only ones in the bar at the time. No atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“fantastic, friendly service and food excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

After a tiring day walking on the broads we decided to go into this pub and as it was 9.45pm we asked if it was possible to have something to eat and they said 'absolutely no problem'. We found the locals drinking at the bar very very friendly and welcoming and when the food came it was excellent. The crab salad was to die for and the fish and chips was excellent, we will certainly return, well done

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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