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Fabulous food!

We were up from Leeds for a short break and came to pub Thursday evening. Some of the best pub food... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
Great place for a pint

We dropped in for a pint after dinner and had a great time chatting with the bar maid and the local... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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23 Sep 2018
“Fabulous food!”
4 weeks ago
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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21 Meadhope Street, Wolsingham DL13 3EN, England
+44 1388 527772
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Black Lion is our "local" when we visit Wolsingham, which is most weekends. It's a great public house, always a different selection of real ales and a growing selection of Gins. There's a bit of food too on certain days.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a drink. Usually no food. Usually quiet. Good for sport on television. Nice garden in the sun. Dogs welcome

Thank pamsytam
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were up from Leeds for a short break and came to pub Thursday evening. Some of the best pub food the four of us had eaten and the lady serving was super friendly.

Thank MiaM0410
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Landlady very rude, served drink into a beer glass asked for larger glass. Was told no ended up walking out. Would never go again.

Thank garyhanc0ck
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for a pint after dinner and had a great time chatting with the bar maid and the local patrons while savoring the pint and the atmosphere of the oldest pub in the area. Such a pleasant time!

Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere in this pub. Always an interesting selection of cask ales on tap, and they also have a good range of cask ciders, which is something you rarely see.

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

this is a proper Pub with excellent well kept ales definitely best none food pub in the village .recommend everyone visit if the can before pubs like this are lost

Thank michael e
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Lovely, old fashioned pub with an enormous array of gins and pump ales and beers. Sara Jane has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the products she sells and an obvious passion for sharing that. Well worth a visit.

Thank Narnia2127
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were visiting relatives locally and visited this pub on Friday night, what a great find, tucked down a back street and full of locals but we didn't feel out of place, this pub has real character

Thank ttime9
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely little local with a great selection of beer and spirits. Pool table only charges 40p. The local clientele are friendly and sociable.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely traditional pub that holds extra surprises. There is a good range of real ale and ciders. But also a huge range of gins that the land lady knows so much about. Also a cocktail menu and prosecco on tap. Friendly locals...More

Thank Jacquie_9
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Audrey E
28 March 2017|
Response from Dan P | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no, call up first. It depends on the breed and also if there’s something going on...I do remember taking a dog with us on one occasion.