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Restaurant at The Old Black Lion

26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
+44 1497 820841
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (19 reviews)
“pannacotta” (6 reviews)
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British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I decided to turn up, without a booking, as the reviews for this pub/restuarant were very good. However, the reality didn’t match the write up. It is without doubt a place of character and the standard of decoration/layout has to be commended....More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to celebrate our Saturday night in Wales here. It was a very good meal, perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and graciously served.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, great food, great atmosphere. Pleasant friendly staff with good selection of beer but not a pub to sit and drink in

1  Thank Martin309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on Friday night the night before our Sons wedding,we had preordered our meals I had Lamb leg with a salmon starter and my Wife had Fish cant remember Her starter but all the 16 of our guests had the best meal in a...More

Thank NIK S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful pub very well presented. The rooms are cosy and very clean. The food was absolutely delicious. I compketely recommend this place to stay or just for food. Lovely! The nicest lamb shank I've had.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us visited for an evening meal, it was excellent. The selection was adventures and when the meal arrived everyone was happy. The wine is slightly over priced but it did not spoil the evening.

Thank Hans K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to celebrated our anniversary based on recommendations from our BnB hostesses. Well we weren't disappointed! Good selection for any palate, and if you expect Michelin Stars - you're in the wrong place! The food is well above par for a pub therefore kudos...More

Thank DubiousClaudius
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Late booking as we changed the route on a motorbike trip around Wales and wanted to include Hay on Wye. The Old Black Lion is a real find with fabulous comfortable rooms and parking!

Thank Blackamati
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and meal. The menu has a good range and we chose Cod for our mains. Very good and extra veg we ordered spot on. Service pleasant and efficient.

Thank JRCHayonWye
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great night here last night with ex colleagues, great food and atmosphere with some jazz. Big thanks to Maria & team

Thank Mannyroadrunner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820841
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