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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (20 reviews)
“pannacotta” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fab three course dinner during a recent stay at the pub. I particularly enjoyed my smoked salmon starter which was beautifully garnished, lamb chops served slightly pink and a really light panna cotta with blood orange, all lovely. Service was excellent and we...More

Thank Susan270715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights to attend a wedding in Hay-on-Wye and we were not disappointed. The rooms were lovely and homely, tea and coffee making facilities available in the room. Breakfast was superb and lovely to have coffee in a cafeteria rather than...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay and eat delicious food and happy people with a great atmosphere it’s very nice small town

Thank wafasalzaabi
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We booked for our family of four to have our lunch on Christmas Day at 2.15 in the afternoon. From our early arrival we were shown to our table where we were bought our drinks with the menus. The food was delicious and we all...More

1  Thank funnelljohn7
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Visited on 5th December for a birthday meal, the staff did not know it was a special meal but we're still very attentive. The pub is a lovely old pub with lots of features, the food, black mountain smoked salmon, Welsh black beef was superb...More

1  Thank hadleychristine44
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Have to book in advance, very sort after restaurant. Food was amazing! Staff friendly and helpful. Evening entertainment when we visited was a jazz night, great evening. Wasn’t too loud so you could still enjoy conversation.

Thank gilly552
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The minute we stepped through the door we instantly knew we would get a good meal. A lovely welcoming atmosphere. All the staff were incredibly pleasant and helpful and nothing was too much trouble, All the food was fantastic. We had the monkfish scampi and...More

Thank bikerchick39
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Delicious food, wonderful wine a nd a lovely cosy atmosphere - what more could you want!! We came in for dinner on Friday night and had a very enjoyable evening. The staff were attentive and we felt very welcomed as soon as we walked through...More

Thank hannahwelling2017
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Nice food and well served.Definitely worth a visit but probably best to book a table. The menu was quite varied and changes regularly and they serve a great glass of real ale.

Thank Squeakyman
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch on the way to Black Mountains. Friendly little place, quaint and tastefully decorated. Good choice of Welsh beers. Food choices were good and were home cooked. Not the usual deep fried fare found in so many places these days.

Thank Nigel10001
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Restaurant Details

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