The Red Lion, Bishopgate
Great company, Great food & drink, Fantastic location
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The Red Lion, Bishopgate

Down by the river, 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 – The Red Lion, Bishopgate is the perfect beginning, middle or end to every day.

Book a table inside to relax with friends, perch at a bar table with a view of the Wensum, settle in on the Chesterfield sofa or enjoy the outdoors-indoors in the conservatory. Outside choose from the traditional front garden under the shade of the Robinia tree, grab a spot on the sheltered terrace or 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 you can look forward to enjoying a sundowner in the sunshine on the banks of the river Wensum

Serving food all day – from 10am – choose from nibbles to grazing boards and hearty main courses – you won’t leave hungry! Our delicious Brunch is served daily from 10am.

If you’re looking for a gift idea why not click on the link at the top of the page where you can buy a Gift Voucher. You could even combine it with a voucher for a paddle-boarding session for a real treat!


Time To Relax

Quench your thirst with our carefully chosen range of draught beers and ales, bottled beers and ciders, spirits, and soft drinks.


Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with something good to eat, enjoy lunch by the river, or wind down as the day falls away.

Paddle Boarding

Not Just A Pretty Place

See Norwich from a different view – and then stop to refresh and renourish afterwards.


What People Are Saying

“Nothing was too much trouble.”

“Absolutely fab food and service today considering how busy it was. Nothing was too much trouble, the dog even got a bit of extra fuss. We will all definitely be back.”

Kathryn Floyd

“Absolutely brilliant service, and a yummy brunch.”

“First visit since the reopening, and a really lovely vibe. Always used to be a pub stop off point on walks along the river so it’s lovely to have it open again. “

Cassie Wildey

“A great pub once again!”

“Highly recommended the Sunday roast, and the dessert was delicious, lovely attentive staff, a great pub once again!”

Scott Williams


“Food was delish and staff were really friendly.”

Jodie Whitham

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We Are Open


10am – 10:00pm

10:00am – 11:00pm

10:00am – 10:00pm

Food Served


Brunch - 10:00 - 12:00

Main menu - 12:00 - 20:00

Brunch - 10:00-12:00
Main menu - 12:00 - 21:00

Brunch 10:00-11:30
Sunday menu 12:00 - 16:00

NR3 Blues Kitchen outside from 16:00