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Black Lion

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8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
+44 1845 574302
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

7 of us were meeting here tonight to hold our writing group evening only to find the pub was closed. Completely closed with a security firm board in the window and all menus removed, blinds down, etc. We're not sure why as there weren't any notices anywhere outside. Most strange. If you're planning to visit...check the situation first.

Thank Froglet68
west yorks
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173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here whilst staying in Thirsk for the weekend. Food was good, the mussels were beautiful! Service was friendly and efficient and with a sense of humour from Emily . A lovely little bistro.

Thank nickyholmfirth
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to this place as a treat for my wife, she had always wanted to try it. On booking was not told there was a party booked in. On arrival, told dinner woul be a bit late, approx 20 min. Order given. One hour later, no food on complaining, starter arrived, a lot later main arrived, we had finished our... More 

Thank Bob W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with our dog for some lunch about 14:00pm on Tuesday 11th April. We Sat down and ordered some drinks. I popped to the loo and when I came back my wife told me she was rushed and had to order for me as the girl told her she had to decide now as the kitchen closed at 14:30pm. She... More 

Thank Chris N
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visitors after a recommendation staff,food and restaurant all very good a little bit over priced

Thank Dave W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch 4 adults and a toddler . Nice interior . 3 of us ordered Beef which was so chewy and fatty it was like eating a shoe. We asked for some more drinks whilst eating the meal but were told they stopped serving all drinks at 3 so couldnt even have a drink to swill the... More 

Thank nick1354
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to the Black Lion three times and have never been disappointed. A good menu and the food is well presented and tasty.

Thank _lsteels
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, good menu for all the family and well priced. Was very quiet on our visit but lovely atmosphere nevertheless.

Thank Kath B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food excellent and service very attentive. Just need to add a dessert wine and cheese board to the menu to be perfect! A gem in this small town.

Thank Karen S
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mum was recently 'officially' diagnosed with coeliacs late last years so going out for family meals takes more consideration. I had a quick check with the waitress if there would be gluten free alternatives available to which she replied yes. (It's worth nothing that sometimes cafes/restaurant stipulate alternatives are available on their menu however not all do so we've... More 

Thank Amy Beth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
French, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 574302
****2015/2016 Rosette Award**** The Black Lion Bar & Bistro offer a great selection of delicious excellently prepared French and English cuisine sourcing locally produced ingredients. Set Menus available £16.95 for 3 course French or English and full A la Carte menu available

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