The Red Lion is a charming Victorian inn in an elevated position at the heart of the town centre…
The Red Lion Food and Rooms
“Interesting beers on Norfolk's conservation coastline”
A firm fixture of the charming Victorian resort of Cromer; guests can gaze through the inn's front windows directly over the fine beach to the sturdy pier. Fishing boats drawn up on the shingle bank may provide the wherewithal for the pub's renowned seafood dishes – try the fish chowder, Norfolk ale battered cod or Cromer crab – whilst sharing platters overflow with produce from Norfolk's generous inland larder. The playful menu has suggestions for wines to accompany dishes, whilst beer-lovers will delight at a choice that includes cutting edge local breweries like Wolf and Cromer's own Poppyland. Some of the bedrooms have sea views.
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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