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The Red Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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About
The Red Lion hotel, bar and restaurant has a history dating back to 1766 when the inn was first built. Today we offer fresh, local produce, fine Norfolk ales, and 15 en suite rooms.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Red Lion for a midweek and valentine break and ate in their restaurant while there. We both opted for the fish and chips. Wow it was absolutely delicious !!!! the nicest fish we have had for a long time. The service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank B D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hadn't been back for a year after being a regular, pleased to say that as before the staff were excellent being very friendly and efficient, but the food has significantly improved. We'll be back !

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Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Go34186351996
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Go34186351996, Thank you for your review. I am pleased you found our team to be friendly and efficient. I am also glad you came back to try our food again and I hope we will be seeing you more regularly in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in last night for a quick drink before the cinema. This place is very very popular even on a cold windy winter night. There were 3 of us and we had to stand as it was so busy but a lovely buzzy atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AlisonW540
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AlisonW540, Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased you found the atmosphere buzzing, and enjoyed the range of Real Ales. I hope you enjoyed the film and I would love to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We live just down the road but were so disappointed with the food when we ate here in September 2015, we have not been back. That was until today when we decided to give the Red Lion another try and popped in for lunch. What...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Janet E
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janet E, Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased you decided to give us another try and felt our dishes were imaginative. Please be assured I have passed your review onto our team, who we will overjoyed by your feedback. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As almost local residents (Sheringham), the Red Lion is one of our favourite local hostelries. Excellent food, very good service (warm international staff, defying local Brexit attitudes to immigration) and superb higher-level pub atmosphere. Great range of beers too....More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Broomsticks10
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Broomsticks10, Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased we are one your favourite Hotels in the area and you felt we delivered excellent food and service. I’m also glad you liked our range of beers - with 12 different ales, constantly changing,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and good food at this venue. We have been twice this week and found it to be a very popular place.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank elwatford
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elwatford, Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased you found our team to be friendly and enjoyed the food. It always nice to hear that a customer has been twice in one week. I look forward to welcoming you back to The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vegetarian (vegan) option was a taste free zone. Soggy taco with squidgy tofu and soggy veg. £15+ is very expensive for this. Will not return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank juliemT6148KR
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review it is unfortunate I cannot do anything more than apologise that you felt this way.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here quite often as we live locally. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food very good.In fact we rate it so highly we had our wedding reception there 😁

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank onlysharon
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is much appreciated by everyone at the Red Lion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check your bill before paying because errors won’t be rectified afterwards. My husband and I enjoyed a nice lunch at the Red Lion last week but when we got home we discovered that we had been overcharged by £2.62. No worries we thought we will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Normal-for-Norfolk-2
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review. Mistakes and misunderstandings happen but have to be rectified at the time not 7 days after. All guests are asked to check their bill and card payment to ensure all monies are correct.

Reviewed 8 January 2019

one of my favourite pubs - great choice of real ale and excellent food is on the menu in a family friendly atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MonkeyandFlea
CerysBrown, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Dear MonkeyandFlea, Thank you for your review. I am pleased we are one of our favourite pubs and enjoy the selection of ales we have to offer. I am sure we will see you again soon.

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Peter A
14 November 2017|
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Response from CerysBrown | Property representative |
Dear Peter A, Thank you for your recent question regarding Boxing Day Lunch at The Red Lion, Cromer. I am pleased to confirm we still have limited availability for Lunch. If you would like to book a table, please contact... More
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Marky227
24 October 2017|
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Dear Marky227, Thank you for your recent question regarding Christmas Day Lunch at The Red Lion, Cromer. We are fully booked for Christmas Day Lunch however we do still have limited availability for Boxing Day Lunch. If... More
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Manb0
1 August 2017|
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Good Morning, We have a full Children's Menu available - please see our website for full details. We serve Lunch from 12pm until 2.30pm and Dinner from 6pm until 9.30pm. We serve food all day at weekends from 12pm until... More
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