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26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD Wales See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Housekeeping
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews cromwell suite the pub low ceilings live jazz lamb chops uneven floors old building black lion jazz night main bar car park stayed here for one night fabulous food no hesitation great room lovely atmosphere ate here
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bed was super comfy. The whole hotel had a cosy country feel and the staff were all very polite and helpful. We arrived early, but our room was ready which was great. We had dinner at the restaurant in the evening and everything was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Abby D
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Stayed on a Friday evening for the jazz evening and it was fantastic. Amazing musicians, so talented and a great relaxed friendly atmosphere. We felt totally at home and the stresses of the week melted away. The food was, as always, first class. I had...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank JRC81
Response from Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Old Black LionResponded 10 December 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the music. We have a live Jazz band every Friday evening. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Booking in was a nightmare as the staff in the pub., were busy. We were tired after a long drive but were told to sit down and fill out a form with personal details of address etc., I did not tick the box for marketing...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 28 October 2018

stayed there for my wife's birthday recently with friends on the weekend of the the recent storms....wonderful hospitality...great catch up with our friend john who does jazz nights there...lovely breakfast...the room was superb...cant fault the place...great choice of real ales...cant wait to back...

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

As part of walking Offa's Dyke we stayed here for one night (including dinner and breakfast) and were very impressed with the quality of the inn and the food. Both the dinner and the breakfast were delicious and a varied choice beyond the standard hotel...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Nestled within the market town of Hay-on-Wye, this colourful 17th Century Inn exudes historical charm and atmosphere offering quality home-cooked food, luxury accommodation and free Wi-Fi and parking. With parts More of the original building dating as far back as the 1300’s, the Hotel subtly blends the elegance and whimsy of the past with the comfort and convenience of the present. Indeed, it is even reputed that Oliver Cromwell once stayed at the inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, which was then a loyalist stronghold. Sympathetically refurbished, exposed timber beams and roaring log fires help to cultivate a homely environment and a famously warm welcome.The Inn features 10 high quality en-suite bedrooms, all of which are individually and tastefully decorated in a style reminiscent of the buildings historic past. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. They offer a choice of Single, Double, Twin and Superior room options.The Old Black Lion is renowned for the quality of its food and has received a host of rewards and accolades including a coveted AA Rosette. The menus, which are changed frequently, use only the best of British produce wherever possible including locally reared meat, fresh seafood from Cornwall and seasonal vegetables. The oak timbered bar with its scrubbed pine tables and comfy arm chairs is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic selection of local ales (including their own namesake ‘The Old Black Lion’).The Hotel is located in the heart of the Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye just a short drive from the A438, it also offers free on-site parking for guests. The city of Hereford is roughly 35 minutes away and offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country. For those flying in, Cardiff International Airport is about a 95 minute journey from the Hotel.The Old Black Lion is situated just a three minute walk from the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Renowned internationally as a Mecca for bibliophiles the town offers over 30 bookshops, many selling specialist and second-hand books. It is also home to the annual Hay Festival, Europe’s premier literature and arts festival. The town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of the Black Mountains. Offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Wales, the surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with both the Offas Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk passing through the town. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$123 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Old Black Lion Hotel Hay-On-Wye
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Old Black Lion Hay-On-Wye, Wales
Location
United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$123 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Old Black Lion Hotel Hay-On-Wye
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Old Black Lion Hay-On-Wye, Wales
Location
United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
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tinkerbel_9
12 May 2018|
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Response from Susan270715 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have a problem but it is a relatively small car park and we arrived in the afternoon when pub was closed.
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Carole Anne C
21 November 2016|
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Response from RobertT2056 | Reviewed this property |
no, bar and restaurant on the ground floor.
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"Book a table in the restaurant for dinner"
abbyd903
2 weeks ago
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"We booked their 'Superior Room'. Really noisy, dirty cushions, broken curtains, dust and cobwebs ..."
HelenJ220
19 Nov 2018
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"Room 6 is the room where Oliver Cromwell reputedly stayed in!"
Freelander270
22 Sep 2018
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"The rooms in the annexe, just a few paces from the pub, are very good indeed."
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22 May 2018
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