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The Black Lion Inn

A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
+44 1654 703913
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
“lamb cutlets” (5 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We was told about this little gem of a place on our last day in Wales. What a shame it was our last day as I think we may have eaten here a few more days. The chef really knows how to cook fish it...More

1  Thank phyllippas
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are sad to hear you only found us on your last day too but hope you had a fantastic trip whilst here? We have being recently working on our fish dishes so it is amazing to read that customers are enjoying them, so much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked in for a Sunday roast 2 weeks back now and we were very pleasantly surprised at the very high standard presented by this establishment! It was a very friendly little pub with pleasant staff. The beef lunch was great and there was more...More

2  Thank Eddie P
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are ecstatic to read that our staff are delivering such a great service and that it is coming across well. We adore being able to deliver homemade, high standard Sunday lunches. Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this pub whilst on our way to Tenby on 04.11.18.We noticed the sign outside for Sunday lunch and quickly pulled into the layby outside.Then we thought i bet there fully booked looking at the cars outside. We was very suprised when the...More

2  Thank britmark
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review and are happy we were able to manage to accommodate. Many thanks for being so understanding. We do get extremely busy on Sundays. Please come back and see us soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Black Lion for the first on the recommendation of a friend, what a top tip! From the first class welcome to the last mouthful of food it was a delightful evening. The four of us were totally satisfied with our menu choices, be...More

Thank DKShaw
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are over the moon to read that your friend recommended yourselves and that you weren't disappointed. We look forward to your return visit (if you haven't already). Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit.Walked in to find a smoking face our waitress Charlie, she was so welcoming and friendly. Log burner great on a chilly night. I had to try the lamb shank and wasn't disappointed it fell off the bone. My husband had smoked haddock fish...More

Thank Sally H
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

To hear "a real gem in the area" has us beaming with pride, that means the world to us. Charlie is a complete superstar, we will certainly be showing her this review. We are so pleased you had an excellent visit and your husband enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little country pub serving delicious meals. Booking is essential as they do get quite busy and just dropping in can result in disappointment. The meals were very large and superbly prepared we'll definitely be back.

Thank Glyn I
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. We certainly do suggest booking as it can get a little crazy in our little pub. We look forward to your return visit,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I visited the The Black Lion one dull, dreary lunchtime. The blazing logfire was very welcoming. My friend selected fish and chips from the menu. The fish was fresh and very large with crispy batter. ( in fact she is still talking...More

1  Thank Elizabeth G
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you and your friend had a great visit and stopped to keep warm by our fire on a horrible day. We cannot agree more with you how huge our fish is and many people struggle to conquer it. We will pass your...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I ate at the Black Lion on a recent trip to Wales. Pub is very traditional with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Menu was small but perfectly formed. Food was well presented, slightly to big (but who can really complain about that?) well...More

Thank Mrs_Dgl
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your recommendation. Thank you for stopping on your trip and we hope the rest of it was amazing.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Whilst on holiday locally we were looking for somewhere to eat. We chose here as it appeared as No2 of places to eat on TA website. The menu was comprehensive plus there was a specials menu too. When in Wales welsh lamb has to appear...More

Thank ged1967
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for takin the time to write such incredible words. We pride ourselves on big portions, we understand that isn't for everyone but it is something we set out to do. Been big eaters ourselves, we were fed up of leaving food establishments hungry....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our last night in Machynlleth deserved a meal,out, and our closest pub was the Black Lion. Dont be misslead by its initial appearance, the old traditional Welsh pub style and all its quaintness suited our little group just fine. Fish and chips pretty standard fair...More

Thank Andystar351
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MyraC180
4 May 2017|
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Response from colincheryl | Property representative |
Sorry we are only open Sunday lunch time, when we do a traditional roast dinner.
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Marty J
25 August 2016|
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Response from Richard Dafydd L | Property representative |
We have recently taken over. We now allow friendly, well behaved dogs in the day in the bar area but not in the evening.
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heathdave
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913
  • E-mail
Description
Whether you are after a spot of lunch, a delicious home-cooked dinner, or simply want to pop in for a drink or snack, step inside and experience our relaxed and charming atmosphere.
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