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The Black Lion Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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| Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
441654703913
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Worcestershire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We needed a venue where we could order an early Christmas dinner for a special family get-together. The reviews on this site filled me with confidence, so I contacted Colin to see if it was possible. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank-you, Colin and staff. You made us feel very welcome, with a roaring fire to greet us on such... More 

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Thank vjbWorcestershire
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pleasent , helpful Friendly staff. Good pub food. Nice atmosphere plenty of parking and central to the town.

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Thank MLT233
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Myself and my husband regularly eat here. Great food, excellent service in lovely intimate surroundings. Cannot speak highly enough of this establishment and the lovely proprietors

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Thank Caron M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had dinner last night at the Black Lion. We had done a 7 mile walk from Borth to Aberystwyth along the Wales Coast Path in the day time so we were quite hungry. We were not disappointed. My husband had the slow cooked belly pork which was melt-in-the-mouth, and I had lamb shank, which was delicious. The vegetables were... More 

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Llanwrin, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Black Lion has a really good reputation in the local area. Generally you need to book as it is a small place and popular. Standard menu plus specials available on all three courses the night we went. Staff friendly and happy to tweak menu with sauces/veg etc.

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Thank Lauren M
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I never moan about food, ever! But this place is beyond anything. I took my family here whilst passing on a day out and it was revolting. There was a long wait which I was fine about but when our meals finally come they were Burnt to a crisp. When I told The waiter she was so rude said well... More 

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Thank Rachel C
colincheryl, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello Rachel, I think you may have confused with another establishment, there is at least one more Black lion in the area and several more'Lions' also. The incident you talk about doesn't quite add up. Being a hands on owner I'm responsible for the food quality, preparation & presentation and certainly wouldn't let burnt offerings leave the kitchen. We also... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have eaten here on several occasions and we are never disappointed. The food is excellent, over the years we have tried most things on the menu and specials board. We have also recommended it to others who have been just as satisfied. They only open in the evening though. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It wasn't our first... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Old world charm oozes from this place. We did not have a reservation but were warmly welcomed. Food fine and large portions but the dishes we had were not really 'cooking' - seafood platter nice but freezer to fryer. I had the steak which was very good - chips (again frozen) and salad - had peppercorn sauce which was ok... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Passing through Machynlleth on a wet Saturday evening and found The Black Lion on Tripadvisor. Thought we'd give it a chance, called booked a table and headed down. Glad we booked, it was really busy. Arriving with 2 hungry 11yr olds we were impressed with the childrens menu, and vegetarian specials for myself. Very friendly and busy staff, gave very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely family meal here. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great and portions were generous. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: 441654703913

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?