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There no way the beer or food at the Lion could be classed as ordinary. It's a class act. Anyone with any appreciation of the costs of running a pub would understand. The mooring fee is perfectly reasonable, as mentioned Salhouse gives you nothing. I would say go to the Troll Cart, cheap beer and cheap chips!!

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... Obviously a frozen chip man Paladine

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No, just someone who appreciates proper chips.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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“Anyone with any appreciation of the costs of running a pub would understand. The mooring fee is perfectly reasonable, as mentioned Salhouse gives you nothing. I would say go to the Troll Cart, cheap beer and cheap chips!!”
Brandy baby, I own, note not rent, not manage but own out right 2 pubs, Im quite aware of the costs, thank you.

Pubman were you refering to the rental costs of the moorings or thle Pub.

Dave

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i am staying out of chipgate 2.0...we sell what we sell and general feedback is that is what people wanted, not for everyone but nothing is.

high rents i was refering to the pub itself as a standalone. I know it is higher than the fur and feathers and acle bridge.

I obviously don't wish to disclose financial info in a public forum but happy for a chat anytime terry if you wish to know any more.email is thurnelion@hotmail.com or let me know when you are in the area and i can buy you a pint.

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To each their own.
Personally, I said many years ago that I would not return until there was a change of management.
There has been a change of management!
Since then, I have seen it at various times from the very early stages when the team coped admirably with a very (!) large party over a weekend at the end of the season to this last Friday night.
Our latest visit had a group of 5 fed (3 courses) and watered (2 rounds) to what I consider a very high standard for £32/head.
I consider this excellent value for money and will continue to visit on a regular basis as, I am sure, will many others. Those who choose not to do so, do this at their own choice and to their own (IMHO) dis-service!
Rick, your team are excellent - keep up the good work Cheers

John

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"Those who choose not to do so, do this at their own choice and to their own (IMHO) dis-service!"

I fail to see how I do myself a disservice by not frequenting somewhere that does not provide the sort of food I enjoy. I would do myself more of a disservice by eating there and not enjoying it. That is not a criticism of the Lion. I don't enjoy Indian or Thai cuisine (yes, I have tried both), so I don't eat in those sorts of establishments.

My money, so it's my choice of where, and on what, I spend it.

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Harriet - if you love the Lion that's great, but different people have differing requirements and benchmarks so, as has been said before, it's horses for courses. You can't simply state your personal view , for example that " it's a class act" as fact -  it's simply an opinion. You are entitled to that of course, just as the person who is disappointed or may feel the food is mediocre. All opinions can be stated, but that's all they are - opinions. We have to remember that, as it's a  bit of a universal problem with all reviews/review websites etc which have the ability to do harm to businesses as well as promoting a business falsely through fake reviews. I've had quite a bit to do with this in my non boaty life and whilst some review sites are much tighter now, they still have the ability to skew things either way.

I'm sorry to say I feel your comment that "anyone with an appreciation of the costs of running a pub would understand" is a bit of a sweeping statement and rather condescending. You have no idea what experience other members of the forum may have in terms of running a business,  be it in the pub trade or anything similar.

I haven't visited the Lion personally, though we had it on the list to try this year and I'll be looking at the menu ( but I'm not keen on skin chips either Mr P. !!!)

It's the mooring fee that's my concern however, and I have given my reasons why I feel that way. I haven't simply said it's not acceptable.

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Have trawled through and sampled the posts on this thread and, despite some negative comments, what we have read has certainly made us want to visit the Lion when we are back on the Broads this summer. If it is anything like the White Horse we will be well pleased. Did not like the establishment as it was previously - vowed never to go back - so can only be an improvement.  However we don't do "skinny fries", if we wanted that sort of cr*p we would find a MacPlasticBurger establishment, but equally if we wanted "fish & chip shop chips" we would go to a fish and chip shop! We would much prefer the real ale and craft beers than the dishwater outpourings from Burton-on-Trent, so have no issues there. Much prefer to find free moorings. On our last two week Broads trip I think we managed the entire fortnight without having to pay to moor, apart from the excessive charge for 2 hours at Salhouse (but we wanted a barbecue, so had to get ashore) before mud weighting for the night for free. However with Thurne Mouth/Boundary Farm moorings gone, much better to have a dyke for visitor moorings with a charge than have it become to all intents a private marina. Too many short term moorings have disappeared, whether BA run or private (eg Hermitage at Acle Dyke). I do like to fish occasionally and usually do when boating but would happily forego if it meant there was space to moor for ordinary visitors. Must visit outwith the fishing season and get moored at places that otherwise get clogged up by fishermen on rather old hire boats, who in my experience have brought their packed lunches/dinners with them and do not spend money locally. Not that the fishies need worry whether I cast a line or not - they seem to know to keep well clear of my attempts to hook them!

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