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The Red Lion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
2 Fakenham Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
+44 1603 867262
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“beef” (22 reviews)
“stuffing” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Fakenham Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

In my opinion the Red Lion serves the best carvery in the area, always find the staff cheerful, this time the beef was pink, just how I like it, I know this can put people off, but it was delicious, as regards to the veg...More

Thank blott
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Visit for grandmother and friends was a complete disaster. Got there fairly late for lunch and had to seek out staff to serve us Food was abysmal - potatoes were black and horrible. Meat was tough and chewy. All the food was basically cold and...More

Thank Norwichguru
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Had a carvery, good friendly staff, good selection of drinks. Carvery was very good, gravy to die for but unfortunately the roast potatoes were a let down. It seems they were part roasted then put in a deep fat fryer. Not a bad idea but...More

Thank Musky1962
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Have visited this establishment several times with a mixture of results. but have to say my last visit this week has left me very disappointed! Carvery's basic at the best of time but for the price acceptable! But this week, I was left feeling robbed!...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a week day carvery after the show and it was not the same as it used to be. Meat was dry, no mini sausages, stuffing balls were dry powder in middle. Our child had sausage and chips meal, sausages came out burnt to...More

Thank Bawdeswell
Reviewed 15 July 2017

sunday roast is horrible the food is all warmed up, dried peas, soggy carrots which were not orange, hard yorkshires, lumpy gravy, the food was just horrible. For £8.99 its disgusting would never eat there again. Staff rude.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Celebrated my wife's 50th Birthday party in the Red lion. We are from out of town, and only phone the Red lion in the afternoon to let them know that there would be around 20 people coming for drinks that evening. We did not eat...More

Thank andrewscottwalker
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Took all of my Grandchildren for a meal as they don't get together often. Only one member of staff had a smile, had a rude response when asking for Veg gravy at the carvery. Also rude and unfriendly while paying for our meals at the...More

Thank jackied64
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Have been going to this carvery for the last couple of months. I have to say that this is the best carvery that we have ever had. Fancy a nice roast in the middle of the week? Then this venue is the choice. Came on...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

First visit since it's been refurbished and under new management - heard some good comments but to be honest, we were totally under welmed!! The carvery was mediocre - and no different to the past and the menu was little different from The Cock over...More

Thank Lightning5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Fakenham Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich  >  Drayton
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 867262
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