At A Glance:
- Under new ownership, refurbished and reopened May 2021
- City centre location, near Norwich Cathedral
- Food 7 days a week
- Brunch, lunch, dinner
- Freehouse with great range of real ales and more
- Right on the river – lovely views
The Red Lion: A Riverside Delight
The Red Lion Bishopgate (found on the edge of Norwich city centre, near Norwich Cathedral) re-opened in May 2021, after a complete (and rather fabulous) refurbishment. It’s now owned by the folk behind the Unthank Arms and the William & Florence.
Open 7 days a week for good drinking and good food, you’ll find the Red Lion has an excellent range of drinks as well as brunch and delicious mains and puddings. Expect a traditional Roast on Sundays.
We recently enjoyed Brunch in the lovely, light conservatory, though there is also seating inside the pub and out on a terrace overlooking the river. Try the ample Breakfast Bowl (avocado, spiced beans & spinach, Parmentier potatoes, tomato & chilli salsa – I added Halloumi as well, for good measure.)
Service is excellent – super friendly – and the setting beside the River Wensum makes you forget you’re so close to the city centre. You can even paddle board from/to the Red Lion if you fancy it.
Definitely a Norwich pub worth a look.
Red Lion Bishopgate