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The Black Lion Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
+44 1654 703913
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (9 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good pub with food in centre of village . warm and welcoming with good mix of traditional and uptown date . good.

Thank ptrabant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here at fairly short notice as it was a last minute decision to visit nearby Machynlleth, but the pub was very accommodating and our reservation was confirmed. Parking was limited; so I recommend allowing sufficient time to negotiate a suitable parking space. The...More

Thank DavidLloyd1961
Reviewed 23 October 2017

All lovely. Really nice pub atmosphere, food was lovely with a really good choice of dishes on the menu. The Black Lion is a hidden gem.

Thank Helster C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful old building. My family had a lovely Sunday lunch here whilst on holiday in the area. We all had different meals and all enjoyed everything! Portions were very substantial, enough for even the biggest appetite. Recommend crispy chilli beef starter, roast...More

Thank NorthfleetSue
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had booked prior to our visit after reading how busy this small pub can be. We shared a starter of honeyed goats cheese and salad. We both ordered slow cooked pork belly with potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious and fresh. It made a...More

Thank mikesandra8
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Whilst searching for a pleasant Sunday lunch whilst my brother was visiting the area, we chose the very picturesque Black Lion. In Derwenlas on the A487 outside Machynlleth towards Aberystwyth. The atmosphere was very friendly with a birthday group also being served. Our food did...More

Thank MrsFKHM
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We've been wanting to eat here for a while but not being local we found it never looked open. Friends assured us it was so we called in and booked a table for Saturday evening. It was surprisingly quiet but that meant service was speedy....More

Thank Wiltshirewanderer77
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A small pub with poor parking facilities but it offers really good food in a cosy atmosphere . Worth booking a table if you want to eat here . We have eaten here a number of times and I would recomend to others .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Called in with a friend without booking but were lucky to get a table. Service was great, warm and helpful. The food was excellent , try the ribs. It looks like a charming little pub from the outside, cosy inside and the food is first...More

Thank 633bethanw
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a friend's birthday here and the service was impeccable, friendly and unintrusive. The pub decor is traditional and very cosy, dimly lit and every corner screams character. A good drinks selection with spirits and local ales. The menu is very extensive for a...More

Thank Oana_eat_world
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Questions & Answers
Myra C
4 May 2017|
Response from colincheryl | Property representative |
Sorry we are only open Sunday lunch time, when we do a traditional roast dinner.
Marty J
25 August 2016|
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Response from Keith T | Reviewed this property |
Seems like Aaron has answered the question.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Mrhappydays | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry best call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913
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