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The Red Lion - Bishopgate image
The Red Lion - Bishopgate image
The Red Lion - Bishopgate image

2 for 1 at The Red Lion - Bishopgate

If you are looking for a traditional English pub in the heart of Norwich, look no further than the Red Lion. This public house and restaurant takes pride in being traditional in every sense of the word.

There is a good range of cask ales including beer from local breweries which they rotate regularly. A decent wine selection is also available to complement their seasonal food menu.

The talented kitchen team believe that food should be simple, fresh and well prepared. All ingredients are locally sourced and every meal is cooked to order. Enjoy all of our British favourites, like fish and chips and steak and ale pie.

Book now for an English dining experience!

Important Information

Please note: the tastecard discount cannot be used on Sundays as the a la carte menu is not served on this day. The tastecard discount is available on the a la carte menu only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including the specials.

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The Red Lion - Bishopgate
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Samantha said "Brilliant value for money
2 drinks and 2 carveries for 20 pounds can't go wrong staff friendly and fast service Read more
Ozyboykev said "Excellent Food And Service
Best stake meals in the city. Have dined here many times now and it's consistently good. Read more
Peter said "Great food
Went in on Friday evening just as food was starting to be served, ordered burgers all round and..."
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John said "Friendly Pub in Good Location, Great Service
First impressions - nice location by the river on a sunny summer evening. Good selection of..."
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Tracy said "Yummy
Really polite chap served us and the fish n chips were amazing- would most certainly visit again"
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Suffolk said "Disgusting
We had a meal here 23/04/2015 and it was disgusting. We sat on filthy chairs. The pub was..."
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Val said "Great as usual
The pub food today was great as usual. Ham, egg and chips was for my husband, I had fish and..."
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GAIL said "BRILLIANT1
Visited before on several occasions this pub is a real gem, love it, relaxed atmosphere, bar..."
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Valerie said "Huge fish and chips
I took my husband out for lunch as I kept telling him about the large portion of fish and chips I..."
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Emily said "Not impressed with food or service
Not only was the food and service awful, the pub was filthy! If the front was that bad, who knows..."
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Hazel said "Lovely homemade meals
Visited here twice and had really lovely main meals that were clearly homemade and absolutely..."
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Gail said "BRILLIANT - A REAL GEM
A lovely riverside pub, staff warm and welcoming, excellent food - will certainly be back -..."
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Lizzy said "Happy couple!
We were very happy with the service we reserved. Kind and welcoming staff. Tasty scampi and my..."
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Ben said "Exceptional river view pub
Exceptional river view pub
we was served by a young gentleman called Rob he was very..."
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Donna said "Great pub and restaurant.
We have visited this pub many times and always have a great eaten experience. Using the tastecard..."
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Peter said "Great evening
Four of us visited on Friday night, great food, excellent service from friendly staff.
..."
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Peter said "See you again soon
Have already eaten here once before with a colleague at a lunch time but on this occasion we ate..."
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Heidi said
" We had lunch here yesterday (Sat). First time we had been here. A traditional old English pub,..."
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  • Samantha said: "Brilliant value for money
    2 drinks and 2 carveries for 20 pounds can't go wrong staff friendly and fast service
    Lovely decor and hygiene 5 star will definitely be going back "
    Posted 7 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Ozyboykev said: "Excellent Food And Service
    Best stake meals in the city. Have dined here many times now and it's consistently good.

    Very friendly staff and a lovely pub cat to stroke too.

    Very nice atmosphere - a real pub serving tasty honest food and doing it very well indeed. "
    Posted 9 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "Great food
    Went in on Friday evening just as food was starting to be served, ordered burgers all round and they were excellent - that was even commented on by one of our party who "hardly ever eats burgers" and coupled with outstanding chips. Burgers are homemade and were well cooked and to be honest you just need to experience the chips. We have eaten here numerous times and will be back at least once more before Christmas I am sure.
    Easy parking too in good size car park.
    Definitely recommended "
    Posted 11 months, 24 days ago...
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  • John said: "Friendly Pub in Good Location, Great Service
    First impressions - nice location by the river on a sunny summer evening. Good selection of local ales on tap at reasonable prices. Bar staff warm and friendly.

    Showed tastecard - barman explained politely what was included and what wasn't.

    We ordered mixed olives (a generous bowlful) to start, then veggie burger chips & coleslaw, and a pizza vegetariana. Burger & chips arrived hot and tasty. Pizza a bit tepid for me but was taken away without any fuss and returned a few minutes later piping hot & crispy, and tasting much nicer too.

    Then had Sticky Toffee pudding (with ice cream) - hot, filling and pleasant. Chocolate Fudge cake (with cream) was ok - a smallish portion served just warm.

    All in all a good pub experience. Can't fault location, beer and service. Food pretty good - much better when served at the right temperature!

    Great value with tastecard discount - we will be back! "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Tracy said: "Yummy
    Really polite chap served us and the fish n chips were amazing- would most certainly visit again "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Suffolk said: "Disgusting
    We had a meal here 23/04/2015 and it was disgusting. We sat on filthy chairs. The pub was freezing cold so we kept our coats on. Our burgers were served on metal tray type thing which was cold and made food cold. My friend had fish and chips which was sub standard with funny looking mushy peas ( strange colour ) It's safe to say the barmaid was the best part of our experience as she was very friendly. Never ever will we return. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Val said: "Great as usual
    The pub food today was great as usual. Ham, egg and chips was for my husband, I had fish and chips.
    In the past we have had waiter/waitress service when placing our orders but today we placed them at the bar as the staff looked busy serving a family at the next table.
    I love having a Tastecard but the pub no longer put it through a machine so the meal has not been added to my account. I like to see how much I am saving over the year. Perhaps I can figure out how to do it myself ? So it was easy to buy a meal using the Tastecard but not easy to use in the way I had been used to.
    The pub has purchased a lot of new benches for outside which should get a lot of use due to it's prime position on the river with easy access from the city and a decent sized car park.
    I recommend this place to anyone living or visiting Norwich.
    If you order two pizzas on a Tuesday or Thursday you get a free bottle of wine. That must be a bargain as I paid £6.20 for a large glass of Merlot today "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 10 days ago...
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  • GAIL said: "BRILLIANT1
    Visited before on several occasions this pub is a real gem, love it, relaxed atmosphere, bar staff are always very welcoming and make you feel at home, Brian was on when we went, a young lady, that's her nickname, she was very obliging and helpful.

    Customer care is always first-class.

    Thank you and we shall certainly be returning for their great food. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Valerie said: "Huge fish and chips
    I took my husband out for lunch as I kept telling him about the large portion of fish and chips I had when I ate at The Red Lion. He was not disappointed! The chips are the chunkiest ever and we also had mushy peas. The staff were friendly and attentive and I would recommend this as a place to eat or have a drink. The pub was spotless despite it being busy. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months ago...
    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Emily said: "Not impressed with food or service
    Not only was the food and service awful, the pub was filthy! If the front was that bad, who knows how filthy the kitchen could be. Would not return even for a free meal. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Hazel said: "Lovely homemade meals
    Visited here twice and had really lovely main meals that were clearly homemade and absolutely delicious. The deserts did not live up to the high standards of the main courses and tasted bought in, but overall great meals and great value and will definitely visit again! "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Gail said: "BRILLIANT - A REAL GEM
    A lovely riverside pub, staff warm and welcoming, excellent food - will certainly be back - definitely felt at home. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Lizzy said: "Happy couple!
    We were very happy with the service we reserved. Kind and welcoming staff. Tasty scampi and my boyfriend was very pleased with his steak not to mention the chips! The only tiny thing that could be improved was having homemade puddings. We enjoyed our desserts but could tell they were bought in. We are looking forward to returning to try the pizzas! "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Ben said: "Exceptional river view pub
    Exceptional river view pub
    we was served by a young gentleman called Rob he was very welcoming, polite well mannered and had a good knowledge of the menu. I and my partner run a small pub serving food and drink we know how it should be done and we both agreed the service was spot on here at the Red Lion.

    The food was exceptional and truly was home made you could tell clearly once the food arrived to our table it had been prepared and cooked with a passionate talented chef. We found out the kitchen staff names to be Johnny and Jess and we would like to say thank you to them for a truly superb meal.

    Lastly the positioning of our reserved table was fantastic right beside a window with a river view. Exception classic style pub for which we recommend fully and look forward to our next visit for a carvery. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Donna said: "Great pub and restaurant.
    We have visited this pub many times and always have a great eaten experience. Using the tastecard makes it all the sweeter as can afford a few extra beers with the savings. See you soon. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "Great evening
    Four of us visited on Friday night, great food, excellent service from friendly staff.
    Head here if you are looking for the above and enjoy a meal and a drink using your Tastecard
    Thanks to all and see you again soon "
    Posted 3 years, 11 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "See you again soon
    Have already eaten here once before with a colleague at a lunch time but on this occasion we ate on a Friday evening and enjoyed this pub on the outskirts of the city centre just by the river. The fact that it has its own car park is very handy as parking in Norwich can often be awkward.

    Food was good and staff very keen to ensure everything was ok.

    Certainly no problem using tastecard and a good varied menu of pub food with an emphasis on fresh cooked pizza and homemade burgers.

    We will certainly return and if Friday was anything to go by it will be soon and often.

    Thanks! "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Heidi said:
    " We had lunch here yesterday (Sat). First time we had been here. A traditional old English pub, with pub food. Very good local beer selection. Pub is right by the river and probably a nice place to sit in summer. It has a car park as well, which is handy. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Reasonably priced pub food. We are pleased we found this little pub. I'm sure we will pop back when in the city. "
    Posted 4 years, 1 month, 21 days ago...
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  • Samantha said: "Brilliant value for money
    2 drinks and 2 carveries for 20 pounds can't go wrong staff friendly and fast service
    Lovely decor and hygiene 5 star will definitely be going back "
    Posted 7 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Ozyboykev said: "Excellent Food And Service
    Best stake meals in the city. Have dined here many times now and it's consistently good.

    Very friendly staff and a lovely pub cat to stroke too.

    Very nice atmosphere - a real pub serving tasty honest food and doing it very well indeed. "
    Posted 9 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "Great food
    Went in on Friday evening just as food was starting to be served, ordered burgers all round and they were excellent - that was even commented on by one of our party who "hardly ever eats burgers" and coupled with outstanding chips. Burgers are homemade and were well cooked and to be honest you just need to experience the chips. We have eaten here numerous times and will be back at least once more before Christmas I am sure.
    Easy parking too in good size car park.
    Definitely recommended "
    Posted 11 months, 24 days ago...
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  • John said: "Friendly Pub in Good Location, Great Service
    First impressions - nice location by the river on a sunny summer evening. Good selection of local ales on tap at reasonable prices. Bar staff warm and friendly.

    Showed tastecard - barman explained politely what was included and what wasn't.

    We ordered mixed olives (a generous bowlful) to start, then veggie burger chips & coleslaw, and a pizza vegetariana. Burger & chips arrived hot and tasty. Pizza a bit tepid for me but was taken away without any fuss and returned a few minutes later piping hot & crispy, and tasting much nicer too.

    Then had Sticky Toffee pudding (with ice cream) - hot, filling and pleasant. Chocolate Fudge cake (with cream) was ok - a smallish portion served just warm.

    All in all a good pub experience. Can't fault location, beer and service. Food pretty good - much better when served at the right temperature!

    Great value with tastecard discount - we will be back! "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Tracy said: "Yummy
    Really polite chap served us and the fish n chips were amazing- would most certainly visit again "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 28 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Suffolk said: "Disgusting
    We had a meal here 23/04/2015 and it was disgusting. We sat on filthy chairs. The pub was freezing cold so we kept our coats on. Our burgers were served on metal tray type thing which was cold and made food cold. My friend had fish and chips which was sub standard with funny looking mushy peas ( strange colour ) It's safe to say the barmaid was the best part of our experience as she was very friendly. Never ever will we return. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Val said: "Great as usual
    The pub food today was great as usual. Ham, egg and chips was for my husband, I had fish and chips.
    In the past we have had waiter/waitress service when placing our orders but today we placed them at the bar as the staff looked busy serving a family at the next table.
    I love having a Tastecard but the pub no longer put it through a machine so the meal has not been added to my account. I like to see how much I am saving over the year. Perhaps I can figure out how to do it myself ? So it was easy to buy a meal using the Tastecard but not easy to use in the way I had been used to.
    The pub has purchased a lot of new benches for outside which should get a lot of use due to it's prime position on the river with easy access from the city and a decent sized car park.
    I recommend this place to anyone living or visiting Norwich.
    If you order two pizzas on a Tuesday or Thursday you get a free bottle of wine. That must be a bargain as I paid £6.20 for a large glass of Merlot today "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 10 days ago...
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  • GAIL said: "BRILLIANT1
    Visited before on several occasions this pub is a real gem, love it, relaxed atmosphere, bar staff are always very welcoming and make you feel at home, Brian was on when we went, a young lady, that's her nickname, she was very obliging and helpful.

    Customer care is always first-class.

    Thank you and we shall certainly be returning for their great food. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Valerie said: "Huge fish and chips
    I took my husband out for lunch as I kept telling him about the large portion of fish and chips I had when I ate at The Red Lion. He was not disappointed! The chips are the chunkiest ever and we also had mushy peas. The staff were friendly and attentive and I would recommend this as a place to eat or have a drink. The pub was spotless despite it being busy. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months ago...
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  • Emily said: "Not impressed with food or service
    Not only was the food and service awful, the pub was filthy! If the front was that bad, who knows how filthy the kitchen could be. Would not return even for a free meal. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Hazel said: "Lovely homemade meals
    Visited here twice and had really lovely main meals that were clearly homemade and absolutely delicious. The deserts did not live up to the high standards of the main courses and tasted bought in, but overall great meals and great value and will definitely visit again! "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Gail said: "BRILLIANT - A REAL GEM
    A lovely riverside pub, staff warm and welcoming, excellent food - will certainly be back - definitely felt at home. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Lizzy said: "Happy couple!
    We were very happy with the service we reserved. Kind and welcoming staff. Tasty scampi and my boyfriend was very pleased with his steak not to mention the chips! The only tiny thing that could be improved was having homemade puddings. We enjoyed our desserts but could tell they were bought in. We are looking forward to returning to try the pizzas! "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Ben said: "Exceptional river view pub
    Exceptional river view pub
    we was served by a young gentleman called Rob he was very welcoming, polite well mannered and had a good knowledge of the menu. I and my partner run a small pub serving food and drink we know how it should be done and we both agreed the service was spot on here at the Red Lion.

    The food was exceptional and truly was home made you could tell clearly once the food arrived to our table it had been prepared and cooked with a passionate talented chef. We found out the kitchen staff names to be Johnny and Jess and we would like to say thank you to them for a truly superb meal.

    Lastly the positioning of our reserved table was fantastic right beside a window with a river view. Exception classic style pub for which we recommend fully and look forward to our next visit for a carvery. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Donna said: "Great pub and restaurant.
    We have visited this pub many times and always have a great eaten experience. Using the tastecard makes it all the sweeter as can afford a few extra beers with the savings. See you soon. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "Great evening
    Four of us visited on Friday night, great food, excellent service from friendly staff.
    Head here if you are looking for the above and enjoy a meal and a drink using your Tastecard
    Thanks to all and see you again soon "
    Posted 3 years, 11 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "See you again soon
    Have already eaten here once before with a colleague at a lunch time but on this occasion we ate on a Friday evening and enjoyed this pub on the outskirts of the city centre just by the river. The fact that it has its own car park is very handy as parking in Norwich can often be awkward.

    Food was good and staff very keen to ensure everything was ok.

    Certainly no problem using tastecard and a good varied menu of pub food with an emphasis on fresh cooked pizza and homemade burgers.

    We will certainly return and if Friday was anything to go by it will be soon and often.

    Thanks! "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Heidi said:
    " We had lunch here yesterday (Sat). First time we had been here. A traditional old English pub, with pub food. Very good local beer selection. Pub is right by the river and probably a nice place to sit in summer. It has a car park as well, which is handy. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Reasonably priced pub food. We are pleased we found this little pub. I'm sure we will pop back when in the city. "
    Posted 4 years, 1 month, 21 days ago...
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