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Black Lion

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8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
+44 1845 574302
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now closed. The most recent appallingly bad food hygiene rating can't have helped and I thought no the lease was up for renewal. Looked good from the outside but generally more tourists eating in there than locals as word got around and most people are sensible enough to check local council food hygiene ratings these days. Feel sorry for the... More 

Thank pb1867
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here for a meal several times and it never fails to disappoint. This occasion was no exception. I am sorry to hear that this establishment has now closed.

Thank Godfrey C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like it's gone for good!!! All closed down. Was looking forward to a juicy steak after. Local recommendation... ended up in the nearby Indian called Henna. So far so good...

Thank michaelmO7913AJ
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us were meeting here tonight to hold our writing group evening only to find the pub was closed. Completely closed with a security firm board in the window and all menus removed, blinds down, etc. We're not sure why as there weren't any notices anywhere outside. Most strange. If you're planning to visit...check the situation first.

Thank Froglet68
west yorks
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here whilst staying in Thirsk for the weekend. Food was good, the mussels were beautiful! Service was friendly and efficient and with a sense of humour from Emily . A lovely little bistro.

Thank nickyholmfirth
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this place as a treat for my wife, she had always wanted to try it. On booking was not told there was a party booked in. On arrival, told dinner woul be a bit late, approx 20 min. Order given. One hour later, no food on complaining, starter arrived, a lot later main arrived, we had finished our... More 

Thank Bob W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived with our dog for some lunch about 14:00pm on Tuesday 11th April. We Sat down and ordered some drinks. I popped to the loo and when I came back my wife told me she was rushed and had to order for me as the girl told her she had to decide now as the kitchen closed at 14:30pm. She... More 

Thank Chris N
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

First time visitors after a recommendation staff,food and restaurant all very good a little bit over priced

Thank Dave W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went for Sunday lunch 4 adults and a toddler . Nice interior . 3 of us ordered Beef which was so chewy and fatty it was like eating a shoe. We asked for some more drinks whilst eating the meal but were told they stopped serving all drinks at 3 so couldnt even have a drink to swill the... More 

Thank nick1354
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have been to the Black Lion three times and have never been disappointed. A good menu and the food is well presented and tasty.

Thank _lsteels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
French, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 574302
****2015/2016 Rosette Award**** The Black Lion Bar & Bistro offer a great selection of delicious excellently prepared French and English cuisine sourcing locally produced ingredients. Set Menus available £16.95 for 3 course French or English and full A la Carte menu available

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