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Restaurant at The Old Black Lion

26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
+44 1497 820841
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (22 reviews)
“panna cotta” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here for a beer for me and a glass of wine for my wife. They serve food that looked lovely, but on this occassion we did not eat here.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely pub with good food. Shame we weren’t made aware of the special board as we were in a separate dining room because we had dogs, but other than this a good experience. Highly recommended.

Thank RhysBev
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Ok ...i really love the black lion the place is very lovely, but haven't been for a few years . On this visit was very dissapointed with the food or lack of it . Always loved the steak here lots of chips peas tomatoes etc,...More

1  Thank angieswaves
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Having walked all round town looking for a place for our one evening meal in Hay we stopped here for a drink and stayed for dinner and we are very glad we did. The food is excellent, well cooked and delicious and served by helpful...More

Thank rivandcliff
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Live music was great, nice relaxed atmosphere, good choice of food.

Thank tls792018
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had a dinner at the Old Black Lion on a Saturday evening. Booked and the table I asked for was ready. Had starter and mains and both were well prepared and tasted fine. Lamb main in particular was well prepared. Wine was expensive but reasonable...More

Thank Middledene
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, rooms really warm, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very nice with a good selection of choices available. Meal of ribeye steak in night was delicious and well cooked. Staff weren't very helpful in sending our bags on in the morning, even though this...More

Thank Trudy H
Dolan L, Owner at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

I'm sorry to hear that you experienced some problems when you stayed with us. We have taken your comments on board as we always want to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible. We were, as you rightly noticed, incredibly short staffed on that morning,...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

I went and had lunch with a friend at the Black Lion yesterday... Lovely welcome even though it was a busy lunch time [we had booked]. Had a lovely Wolf Pilsner and white bait and Lamb cutlet..if the pub had had a disabled loo..I would...More

Thank ODANN77
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I had high hopes for this place based on the numerous excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint! The service, although a little slow at first was very friendly and the staff are clearly proud of the food they serve. My partner...More

Thank sheps12345
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed a lovely lunch here with a large group of friends. Great hospitality and treats for our dog. High quality food. High standard of pub food.

Thank Charlotte F
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Questions & Answers
1 July 2018|
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Response from Dolan L | Property representative |
We can do parties but do have a maximum capacity. Can you say how many people are involved? Regards, Dolan
Richard K
8 January 2018|
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Response from Dolan L | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome (and their owners !). We usually suggest the Den for dogs as there are french windows to the patio too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820841
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