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The Red Lion Bishopgate is a traditional riverside pub with a warm welcome for all. Part of the De’Ath Hospitality family; serving a delicious menu, great selection of drinks and an idyllic spot by the River Wensum. In the shadow of Norwich Cathedral with historic walks, abundant nature (we have our own resident kingfishers!) and all the buzz of the city centre just a few minutes walk away, customers can book a table inside to relax with friends, perch at a bar table with a view of the river, settle in on the Chesterfield sofa or enjoy the outdoors-indoors in the conservatory. Outside there’s a choice of the traditional front garden under the shade of the Robinia tree or a sheltered, heated terrace to spread out alongside the water’s edge.

An outstanding range of beers and real ales, carefully selected wines, tempting soft drinks and top quality coffees are available and customers can look forward to enjoying a sundowner in the sunshine on the banks of the river. We serve food all day, every day with something on our locally sourced menu for everyone to choose from. Whether it be brunch to hearty main courses or a grazing board to a few nibbles.

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



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1,192 reviews
  • Panos P.
    Panos P.
    a week ago

    Great place with great food and great drinks. Service is great and there's plenty of free parking space. The location is also 5-star (as if from a movie setting). Highly recommended l.

  • Michael Ford
    Michael Ford
    3 weeks ago

    Lovely setting, waiting staff were nice and we will go back, for sure. However, marked down from perfect for the food. I am positive it can be nice and maybe due to it being so busy, that was why standards slipped but, no excuse. For the price, it should be better than Wetherspoons quality, which in itself is not great. However, in this instance, the food here wasn't worthy of the price tag. As I say, we will give it another go, giving them the benefit of the doubt.

  • Andy Toy
    Andy Toy
    3 months ago

    Fantastic visit with friends on a Sunday. Superb roast dinner with all the trimmings. Friendly and efficient service. Good selection of beers. Was busy so recommended booking.

  • Pauline Yoong
    Pauline Yoong
    a year ago

    A lovely delightful lunch we had on a weekend. The outdoor seats are all fully booked. We had a table in the conservatory area by the window which was a little warm. Service was prompt and attentive. We had the steak and battered haddock and chips. Both taste fantastic. Really love the food and would love to come back for another visit. Highly recommended.

  • Keegan Kevern
    Keegan Kevern
    2 months ago

    Incredible team of staff, incredible food, and amazing service. I'm going to make this place a regular visit, mainly so I can try everything on the menu. Great pre-match boozer too! Using plastic pint pots on match day is a good shout too, sped up service so much!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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