Thetford’s new Wetherspoon pub, The Red Lion, opens

A former pub in the heart of Thetford re-opened its doors to the public yesterday.

JD Wetherspoon spent �1.2m redeveloping the old Red Lion pub on the Market Place.

The new-look venue, which has kept the same name, features one bar, as well as a partially-covered beer garden and open-plan kitchen. Original flint walls have been maintained. Photos, local history and information boards relating to characters in the town are also on display.

Manager Nick Haste said: “I think the pub looks so amazing and we’ve got such high standards among our staff that people are coming out again into Thetford whereas it’s been a bit neglected in the past.

“We want to get the community back again and involved in raising money for our charity, Clic Sargent.”

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The new pub will be open from 7am until midnight from Sunday to Thursday and from 7am until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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