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The Black Lion Inn

A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
+44 1654 703913
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn’t visited this pub for a long time, after a friend knew previous owners, but we thought we would give it a chance. They were very welcoming and accommodating. I am currently trying to lose weight via Slimming World and they were extremely helpful...More

1  Thank vickyclair
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love being able to deliver a service where we can offer and cater for everyone. If we can do it, we will. We hope we will see you again in the future. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on a family holiday in the area 10 of us went here for dinner. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. Food was typical pub fayre but very well done, huge portions and good value for money. Definitely worth a visit if in the...More

1  Thank scottandhayley
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We do like our big portions here at the black lion inn. We enjoy the fact that people never go away hungry. Thank you for visiting us whilst on holiday and taking the time to review us with such amazing words

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad to say we have rediscovered Black Lion. The food was amazing I had the baked Camembert followed by the Lamb Shank my husband had the mixed seafood basket followed by the Lamb Cutlets. The two ladies working front of house were friendly and efficient....More

1  Thank sianjones2307
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad you joined us for dinner and you enjoyed your visit. We are extremely proud of our front of house staff. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class lunch, acompanied with finest ale, served by very efficient staff. genourous portions. Adviseable to book

1  Thank terrythomsondewey
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed our Sunday lunch and service.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I visited the pub on Thursday evening for a drink and something to eat. Managed to get the last table available as the rest were either in use or reserved (a good sign). Wife opted for the sirloin steak and I got the...More

2  Thank Andy D
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. As we have only been running this business for four months, it’s nice to hear great feedback and what could be improved. The history of the pub is a great idea so thank you. We will be working on this...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit since it reopened and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely meal with starter and main. The portions were very good and the food very enjoyable. The service was very good, friendly and smiley. A nice new feature is...More

Thank farcryStaffs
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this, it means the world and we are so pleased you had a great visit and we didn’t disappoint. We are very proud of what we have done with the beer garden so far so reading this...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Great place and the service was wonderful. Great food. I had the lasagna and my husband had the cod. Both were very good.

Thank Sarah P
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much. So pleased you had a great visit.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Last week, the two of us went to The Black Lion, for the first time, for a meal and some drinks, not cheap, but food was so nice, we decided it was worth it, and couldn’t wait to go again and again. So less than...More

Thank Pauljwbw
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Firstly, sorry that you won’t be returning to us. After speaking to the staff members that were working that night, we are slightly confused why you would be offended by what happened. The couple you mentioned in the review were actually choosing desserts so hadn’t...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Kept meaning to visit The Black Lion for the past year and finally made it tonight. Parking isn't easy however we were able to park safely on the verge across the road. Entering the pub, we were warmly welcomed by staff and were impressed by...More

Thank RobOxted
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for this review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit. We have recently took over and we are so pleased that you finally got to try us. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place that does fantastic meals and reasonably priced .had lamb shank which fell off the bone with garlic mash and spiced red cabbage.my husband had lamb cutlets with vine tomatoes and new potatoes with green beans.He also had a chocolate torte which lovely...More

Thank lisa b
Richard Dafydd L, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

We love this review ❤️ We are pleased we will be seeing you again and you liked what we had to offer. Our portions are definitely big but we like to give value for money. Thank you 😀

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Myra C
5 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
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A487, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913
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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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