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The Black Lion Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
+44 1352 721008
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Natile for a lovely Sunday lunch great price .It was nice to sit out of the autumn weather, wishing you good fortune for the comeing festive season. From Tommy From Gallagher's

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, warm welcome & great to be in a local country pub with friendly staff & great service, would recommend & will make sure we go more often.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday Lunch, food was really good quality and plentiful. The service was good too, my son was pleased as his request for ‘Extra Rosties’ was fully met by a bowl of 8 extra (non left at the end I have to say...More

Thank MarkDUK1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to believe that The Black Lion has been reopened for twelve months already. We used to visit regularly but the place closed down. I don't think that it was anything to do with me!!. But it is now in the capable hands of...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The black lion has been beautifully renovated - it has a lovely, friendly ambience to it these days and deserves to be successful as the owners have clearly put a lot of money and effort into it. We called in on a Thursday evening for...More

Thank Cmyk77
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was a lovely place. The atmosphere was relaxed as was the decor - not what I was expecting at all from the outside. I could imagine myself staying there for a few hours reading and passing the time. The food was delicious. My husband...More

Thank rachellh996
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal last night, yet again brilliant food and service! Loving what you've done with the place natalie, always something new each time we visit. Hope you don't mind the pictures we took!

1  Thank MayPalmer144
Natalie W, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! It's always a pleasure to have you here. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

The pub is not very big so it is advisable to book. The meal we had was very enjoyable the food was very nice not too much.

Thank emma090272
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Went here for a meal with the family (4 adults and a child). Food was beautiful and enjoyed by all. My son said it's the best burger he had ever had. I had the burger too and I couldn't disagree.

Thank msc0000
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Once upon a time the black lion was a destination place and attracted diners from all over the north west. And rightly so...it was one of the best places to enjoy a fine meal.that was sometime ago, and a few different tenants later... It's fair...More

3  Thank saturnia
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Ro G
13 March 2015|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it was a while back and I was more interested in the food than the staff attire. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Flintshire  >  Holywell  >  Babell
  • Phone Number: +44 1352 721008
  • E-mail
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