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The Kirtling Red Lion

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kirtling $$ - $$$ , British,
214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
+44 1638 731976
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (10 reviews)
“tartlet” (3 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Closed
12:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a lunch visit as had been wanting to visit for some time, we went as just a couple on this occasion as on most times we end up going as family group The Landlord was lovely telling us they had only been...More

1  Thank 90barbarg90
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review our pub. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again very soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here today for my husband's birthday lunch. I found the pub by looking on trip advisor for dog friendly pubs not too far from Haverhill and this came up, so thought let's give it a go. We had club sandwich with salad and...More

Thank Rodders820
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review our pub. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The classic British country pub, tranquil location with fantastic food and real ales, will definitely be back when next in the area!, 10/10

Thank jameshastings1111
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review our pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Booked for a family birthday celebration, over Sunday lunch. As it was quiet, we had one of the side rooms to ourselves, which was lovely for our group. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the delicious food.

Thank L M
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review the red lion. I am delighted you all enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Despite being thrown in the deep end the new land lords opened for meals using the food organised by the previous land lords and in a kitchen they didn't know, service was a little slow but the pub was the busiest we had seen it...More

Thank 544honestly
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thankyou for your wonderful review. I know the service was slow to start with but hopefully we have improved. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a great meal at the Red Lion! Hazel and Steve will be sorely missed but Susan and John are a lovely new addition to the pub. New (cheaper) prices, pies with sides and a proper top and great pub grub! Beer and spirits are...More

Thank NewmarketLauren
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thankyou for your kind review . When we have settled in we are hoping to do regular theme food nights and these will be advertised on facebook and in the pub. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went for the evening meal on Friday and found the staff very friendly. The food we ordered was steak and ale pie. It was excellent. The pub is dog friendly and there is a jar of treats for the dogs. After the meal we...More

2  Thank Caz M
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thankyou for your kind review and I look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Sadly since my last visit in January 2017 this pub has changed hands... just last week actually, the day before our visit. Four of us visited for supper - the lady helping out was lovely and welcoming but the rest of our experience was pretty...More

Thank foxtonfilly
Suzanne K, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your evening with us and I know you waited far too long which was why we gave you a large reduction on the final bill. It was our first night and I was working in a kitchen that I...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Found the Red Lion on a weekend away with the wife and popped in for dinner. The pub had a friendly atmosphere, which you don't always get in a small village pub. The food was excellent and the service was equally as good. We will...More

Thank NorthernFox70
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Good morning NorthernFox70 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to our pub. Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. with best wishes Hazel

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The Short Review: If you fancy a visit to a quaint and quirky, dog friendly, independent pub that's very relaxed, friendly and welcoming and delivers generous portions of proper home cooked fare at a reasonable price, then a trip to Kirtling Red Lion should be...More

Thank SpookyMorden
Hazel B, Owner at The Kirtling Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Good Morning SpookyMorden, WOW thank you for giving us such a fabulous review and thank you for taking the time to do so. We are delighted to hear your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future to try one of...More

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Mel931
11 July 2017|
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Response from NorthernFox70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a well behaved boxer sat in the bar while we were there.
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Emma R
15 March 2015|
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Response from Suzanne K | Property representative |
Hi Emma, sorry no we close after Sunday service which is between 5 & 6pm. Best wishes Hazel
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733brian
26 February 2015|
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Response from Suzanne K | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry no, we are closed on Monday and Tuesday, we are open Wednesday through to Sunday, but if you wanted to book in as a group of 8 or more on a Tuesday, then we would of course open, please call me to discuss... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 The Street | Newmarket, Kirtling CB8 9PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Kirtling
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 731976
  • E-mail
Description
A traditional village pub in a stunning location. The Kirtling Red Lion is the perfect place to meet family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of the town and cities. This picturesque pub nestles in Kirtling village which lies only 5 miles east of Newmarket and is less than a 10 minute drive from the town centre. With its fabulous views, delicious real ales, great wines and sumptuous mouth-watering food, all prepared and freshly cooked on the premises. A warm welcome awaits you Wednesday to Saturday 12-3 & 6-late and Sunday 12-5 Friday from 5pm to collect Fresh Bread for the Week-end (Sunday Lunch £9.95 Served 12-4 - booking recommended to avoid disappointment). Book on-line to save time, click on the link above.
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