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The Black Lion Inn

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British, Pub, Bar
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Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
01352 721008
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Following on from an excellent evening meal, we went back to sample the Sunday Lunch and were not disappointed!! Three courses, both had crayfish is start, a novel twist on the standard prawn cocktail! One Roast Beef and one Roast Pork! Both plentiful and tastefully presented! Food as good as the presentation! Dessert consisted chocolate brownies, again really enjoyable!!

Thank Hodgie55
Hamilton, Bermuda
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at The Black two weekends ago. Sharing plater to start and mains of slow roasted belly pork stuffed with haggis and fillet steak. Everything cooked beautifully, steak on of the best I've tasted in a long time and the whiskey sauce with the pork was out of this world. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, orders... More 

Thank willow1968
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A couple of friends and I decided to have a pre-Christmas get together and after hearing a few nice reports we decided to go here. The restaurant was fully booked as there was a party in that night so we booked a table in the bar. We were well looked after all night. Although the bar menu is not very... More 

Thank Claire W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for my friends birthday and have to say the service was first class and the food tasted brilliant and was some of largest portions I have every seen, I would certainly go again.

Thank Matthew H
North Wales
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing menu,could have chosen anything from menu. Great value for money, great staff and new owners are fantastic!

2 Thank NorthWalian
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The meals we have had in the past many times has been faultness, they have been excellent, but at the moment the pub is up for lease , hurry up and re open , as in the summer its brill

Thank susan542014
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Very good atmosphere with a pleasant and warm feeling. The food varied with a very good choice. Been numerous times and never been disappointed

Thank Ian H
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

To save customers unnecessary journeys it can be confirmed that the Black Lion is closed. It is up for sale/lease due to retirement of its owner, according to its website. Quite a few locals are unaware of this.

4 Thank KevtheExplorer
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

we went to this restaurant after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor up to August 2015.We had a great deal of difficulty finding the place as it was in a quite remote place ,nevertheless it made no difference as it was closed when we got there .Ive since found out it closed a fortnight before we went

2 Thank ray s
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Great pub with excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone. Nice to find a real country pub serving nice fresh food. Staff very friendly. Fantastic views.

Thank andrew s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Flintshire  >  Holywell  >  Babell
  • Phone Number: 01352 721008

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