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The Black Lion

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
+44 1709 812575
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here for a meal on Saturday night. We had been told it was good. We ordered off the special board. Pan fried rib-eye steak and to be honest it was disappointing. The steak was cooked as asked but I think the pan wasn't warm enough and the steak came gray coloured. It had not got any colour to... More 

Thank Jenny C
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted this today easter sunday 2017 N was happy with the service i got nice country pub and friendly staff serving sunday lunce from 12-00-3;30pm n i got there at 3;26pm n they served me with lunch which was nice .

Thank Dave H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 of us visited last night. The food was ok. Edible but nothing that stood out. The lamb was tender but was swimming in thick gravy. Not well presented and looked bland. Taste was good though. Fillet steak was good but was swamped by chips and thrown on the plate. Could easily pick up the standard by thinking about presentation.... More 

Thank jacki s
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son has been here before and they always say its good , so booked me in for a mothers day treat and really enjoyed it . It is homemade food i opted for the traditional fish ,chips n peas n wow the fish was huge tasted lovely nice n thick and white . A lovely quiet chilled out atmosphere.... More 

Thank Sharon J
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the roast chicken with chips and salad, although the chicken was tender it was dry as there was no sauce or gravy, my friend also had the same and we both agreed it was lacking! Maybe we chose the wrong meal?

Thank cazevans48
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great choice of Ales and a wonderful selection of Gins. Superb food, all homemade and fresh. First class establishment.

Thank Bennyburrito
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner on Friday evening. As ever the food was superb! Had the ribeye on the specials board, it was cooked perfectly. The staff are attentive and very friendly and welcoming. Could only be made better by opening all day on a Saturday. But as is, a perfect local with great food and good beer.

1 Thank Jeremy2696
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A friend and I met up here for a chat and meal mid-week. It was quiet, so lacked atmosphere but decor is very much 'country pub'-tartan fabric, old furniture. Comfortable. Clean. We were sat near a real fire so nice and cosy. Staff friendly and service quick. Steak and ale pie was delicious as was the apple crumble. We plan... More 

2 Thank gill52015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had not visited this pub for some time but what a wonderful lunch we had today. They open the doors spot on 12noon for lunch so we had to wait in the car for a few minutes but it was all worthwhile. The restaurant is very welcoming, lovely furnishings and it was lovely and warm without being overpowering. We... More 

1 Thank Janet P
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Always on the lookout for a decent spot for a weekend lunch we came across the Black Lion on Tripadvisor and ventured across for Saturday lunch. The menu covers all the traditional pub options, we choose the steak pie with chips and peas - it was excellent and a very generous portion. The cheesecake for pudding was especially good, not... More 

2 Thank Oliver S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham
  • Phone Number: +44 1709 812575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?