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Emily's Black Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
The Square, Ireby CA7 1EA, England
+44 16973 71110
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (3 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
The Square, Ireby CA7 1EA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only us in eating on a quiet evening but the food was nice. Owner very friendly and helpful for our young daughter food wise.

1  Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

What a superb pub with oddles of character. Gluten free options including Fish and chips (baby Whale) and brilliant steaks. An honour to refer this local quant pub to all that enjoy excellent food and a slower pace of life. If you prefer big Macs...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We returned, tired, from a long journey home and wanted a good meal. ....and it was superb, a good variety to choose from, good portions and very nice!

1  Thank Julia G
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Hello We visited this pub over the Christmas Break, (Just got back yesterday!). Just the perfect little find in the most picturesque setting. Host Mark is just brilliant and the locals are very friendly. Thanks Nigel for the wine with my lunch. Talking of which,...More

3  Thank Roni M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Recommended for a "Start the Week" night out and order the curry. Great curry, very friendly staff and well worth the visit.

1  Thank 5006CJP
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great inexpensive lunch in Keswick, Home made curry was lovely and earthy. Dog friendly too. Loads of tables on two floors and big outside terrace at the rear

1  Thank BarlowO
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Visited here with a group of 8 on a walking weekend in the lakes. Small village pub offering excellent home cooked fare at value for money prices. Staff very welcoming and friendly, good range of real ales, great atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank Martin A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for food while staying near Ireby and following a windswept walk on the local hills. The Black Lion is a typical small country pub with a few tables and no frills interior but the staff were warm and friendly and we...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate (and drank!) here twice recently. The food was absolutely delicious on both occasions. Both the vegetarian and meat options were well presented, beautifully cooked and tasty. There was a decent selection of real ales on draught and the pub had a real cosy...More

1  Thank DonAnge6263
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely group meal (6 of us) A lovely Curry, choice of beef or chicken and spice strength was enjoyed as was the Scampi, Chips and Peas. A lovely welcome was received from our host and service was to high standards. It was also...More

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Questions & Answers
albert b
10 December 2017|
Response from 5006CJP | Reviewed this property |
Regrettably only open lunch times at weekend
Adrian C
27 April 2017|
Response from Philip C | Reviewed this property |
Yes As is Mae's tea room at Uldale
Alan M
28 July 2016|
Response from Richard p |
Yes ...Sunday dinner 12.00 x 1430
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Ireby CA7 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ireby
  • Phone Number: +44 16973 71110
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