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The Red Lion at Thurgarton

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The Red Lion in Thurgarton, located three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until a committed team of three stepped in to buy it – Gemma Carey, general manager, Kyme Howells, head chef, and Julian Benton. With the help of the villagers, the trio have breathed new life back into this once-thriving pub.

During our visits, the food has never disappointed. On a midweek trip, we soaked up a delightful atmosphere, and the staff looked after us well. A starter of whipped goats’ cheese, walnuts, chicory and crostini hit the spot, as did the oriental confit chicken spring roll with pickled radish. Special mention to the pan-fried skin-on chicken with pont-neuf terrine and chicken sauce – delicious.

The Red Lion at Thurgarton is part of a good-news story – about the community coming together to provide a much-needed village social hub. What they’ve created, with its impressive food, is far more than that. We’ll be back.

For opening times, check the Red Lion’s website.

Recommended by Lauren Clark, (aka Notts on Toast)
Photos: The Red Lion

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Useful info
Southwell Road, Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7GP
01636 830772

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