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The Red Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 Fakenham Road | Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
+44 1603 867262
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommended by a friend to try the carvery, so after the gym decided to try this Tuesday. Wow what value £6.45 each for a plate full. Chef very pleasant as were all the staff. Finished off with a Double Glenfiddich Whisky. Brilliant Go Enjoy

Thank nigel t
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether eating the carvery or off the excellent menu the food is of great quality and staff always friendly & welcoming. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank yellow1978
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my son for a carvery here on Sunday day large car park friendly staff lovely pub got drinks waited 5 mins for a table as they were busy we were shown too our table we had our food and wow it's right up there in my top 3 best in Norwich awesome food had a great time will be... More 

Thank l250lux
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yorkshire puddings frozen in the middle, if they can't get this right, what else are they doing wrong! Also the guy front of house is a complete joke, angry little man with attitude. Best pub in Dayton it says on a sign outside, I don't think so!

Thank Mark P
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and I'll definitely return. My girlfriend and I both had the Sunday carvery and all our food was fresh and cooked to perfection. £8.99. Busy place which is a good sign. Had to queue for a bit but I'm happy with that if the food tastes this good.

Thank Unders1
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in late afternoon for a drink after work..being a plasterer some dust comes off our clothes..we therefore asked for a wet cloth to clean up any mess we had made..15 minutes later..a few more droplets of dust on the floor (bar area)...before we even got a chance to RE clean up..we had the most obnoxious man approach us...telling us... More 

4 Thank Kelly W
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are lucky inasmuch that we have several places to have our mid day meal within a mile or two,however having tried the rest we have made the Red Lion our weekly destination the reason being - the friendly welcome by the waiting staff especially Lyn and of course the variety of food to choose from such as Gammon,Turkey or... More 

Thank Alec P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had been before but many years ago , had to wait a while before taking drinks order then certain things not on menu , then had to wait about 10-15 minutes before drinks arrived as served people who had arrived after we had been served . On to carvery potatoes were burnt and vegetables seemed very hard and not cooked... More 

Thank Jamie C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A friend of mine did me a great favour whilst I was away on holiday so I gave him the choice of venue for lunch he choose the Red Lion Drayton as we had been there before,we were not disappointed on entry we ordered a drink and requested a table for two,the barman told us to go to the dining... More 

Thank Eli G
Fakenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Normally have a carvey.only Friday my wife and I decided to go for the mixed grill.This was fantastic the meet was beautiful cooked to perfection the sausages were the nicest I had tasted for a long time from a restaurant.the chicken breast was cooked without being dry.There was plenty of chips and other items on the plate.well done to the... More 

Thank davidneill123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Fakenham Road | Drayton, Norwich NR8 6PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 867262

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