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Blue Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
+44 1969 624273
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 49 years of cooking Christmas Day lunch for family and friends we decided to 'rebel' and booked in at the Blue Lion, a couple of miles from home. From the start to finish, it was memorable; delicious food, lovely atmosphere, attentive and professional staff. We fully intend to repeat our 'experiment' next year !

Thank Boyes R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Blue Lion on numerous occasions after shooting locally I thought it would be nice to take the family for lunch. The menu was fairly extensive with starters on chalk boards over the bar & main courses over the fire place, we also had a fixed price menu with plenty of choices. We all decided to have starters... More 

Thank nigelo474
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The slowly cooked duck is simply the best duck dish I have ever had but if you do want to try it it's worth telling them when you book as it sells out very quickly. It has lots of different areas to eat, little nooks and crannies which makes it quirky and fun too. They have a really good wine... More 

Thank 1sammi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A perfect country pub. We visited on a recommendation and after a long dog walk we were looking forward to a good lunch and certainly we not disappointed. They had a good selection of real ales to be enjoyed in from of one of the log fires. There was a very tempting selection of food and both our starters and... More 

Thank Cedric S
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This really is one of the best pubs in The Yorkshire Dales and over the last forty years we've been to most of them. It is a gastropub without being at all pretentious-you could stand at the bar and just have a pint without feeling uncomfortable,but then you would miss out on the wonderful food-the lunchtime set menu is one... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Firstly, I know you will be reading some excelent reviews for this establishment which im sure they have clearly earned. I have to say the food was good and in no way are we complaining about this aspect what so ever. But the rest of the experience was a disaster from the start. We booked a table some time ago... More 

Thank simon r
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Blue Lion overlooks a picturesque little green. There are several walks from here of between 2 and 9 miles. Coaster fake walk takes you up the hills which whilst strenuous (as advised) does offer stunning views. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean staff are accommodating to needs including letting us dry our boots off in the boiler room.... More 

Thank Helen J
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Real old world charm, wooden floors, Edwardian feel, real old country pub with no "fake factor". Log fire, wooden pews, dogs in abundance. If you want minimalist style then don't come. If you want real character and a good Yorkshire experience then give this a try. Dogs allowed in rooms, very much a shooting pub.

Thank rpwilson1
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely food adequate portions dogs allowed which is great to be able to eat after a walk and not to leave the dogs in the car. The pub has lovely character.

Thank rickferret
Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the blue lion for my 50th birthday meal and I have to say the food was amazing and delicious and the staff first class and friendly. I highly recommend and want to say thank you for making my birthday meal so good. P.s. Have the bit of everything for pudding it's fantastic

Thank Steve T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  East Witton
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 624273

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?