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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 good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the lamb on our visit, it was cooked to perfection in fact we had 2 large chops really nice selection of vegetables followed by an excellent pudding. Really recommend

Thank b1ddles
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wales is famous for lamb but this was the only place with it on the menu. Absolutely superb and cooked to perfection. Vegetables lightly steamed and also excellent. What do you expect from an Italian chef!!!

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's get this straight, the food wasn't bad.....just underwhelming. We came here for dinner because it had great Tripadvisor reviews. The staff are friendly and obviously the bar is well-stocked. My wife had the Lamb chops (as we were in Wales). The sparse amount of...More

Thank docemmettbrown
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed here despite the fact we were distinctly more scruffy than the rest of the people eating due to a day out fishing. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was just delicious. There was a lovely bustle and atmosphere here. Thanks...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The menu offers a great choice of local fresh food and other items. Staff were friendly and efficient. Prices are on the higher side for pub meals but well worth it.

Thank Debbie_in_Sydney
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Three of us stayed at the Black Lion while walking Offa's Dyke. We were tired and weary after 17 miles in the pouring rain, much of it across Hay Bluff. Our welcome at the Black Lion could not have been warmer. Shown to our rooms,...More

1  Thank Kate n
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We came in on Jazz Night and were pleasantly surprised by the light and friendly music. The interior is lovely, dark and cosy and the food is a bit pricey but large portions and quite delicious.

Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and I dined here on two occasions as a result of a recommendation by our host at the nearby Bear B & B. We found the meals very enjoyable, and menu choices more enticing than you generally see travelling around Wales. The staff...More

Thank Spozzarooni
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We came here for early dinner and were lucky to get a tale wihout reservation. We went for a series of starters followed by a cheese plate and everything was delicious. Add a pint of ale and you have a great culinary experience.

Thank Travellerzy
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were camping next to the hay festival and looked for somewehre for breakfast in Hay. The old black inn was one of the only places to open at 8am so we felt we didn't have much choice. Turns out we wouldn't have chosen anywhere...More

Thank Drolo88
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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