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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Literally just finished a roast lamb dinner the presentation was beyond excellent and the taste was out of this world would highly recommend this place

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brilliant food lovely staff, very friendly great atmosphere will be returning. Puddings was out of this world. Outstanding all round absolutely fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding roasts so delicious and pudding were the best we’ve ever had! We will be back, great atmosphere and fantastic staff

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

First time here for Sunday lunch. Exceptional service. Staff (especially John ) couldn’t do enough for us. Food was tasty. Each of us had a different roast and can honestly say we all enjoyed every bite. Desserts were mouthwatering. Husband commentated in the local ale..., “Best he has tasted” Will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

We ordered the Black Lion Burger, the Vegan Burger,Catch of the day with Chips and Chicken Milanese. No complaints at all the food was excellent. Very friendly service definitely to be recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Went here for dinner with the family and it was brilliant. The service was amazing and the food was perfect. Waitor helped massively figuring out what we wanted because everything sounded so delicious. Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

We had a great lunch here, we both had the Thai green curry with chicken, it was delicious. My partner enjoyed a pint as well. Highly recommend this pub.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

We are never disappointed at the Black Lion, the food is excellent, the staff and service are amazing! We have been several times and it’s been great.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Went for dinner tonight. We had a meal there. We ate between us the black lion burger, lasagne and tempura prawns. It was great grub. We then had pancakes for dessert. Strawberry delight, banana and lemon and sugar. The banana crepe was to die for...with caramelised banana and nuts with cream. The banana was piping hot between the pancake. Honestly didn't need a main. This pancake dessert was so filling! 😋 The strawberry pancake and lemon and sugar pancake was enjoyed also by the others at the table. Will defo be going again for pancakes next year!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

We often pop in here and always receive a warm welcome (a shout out in particular to Joe behind the bar, he is an asset to the new owners) . This time we booked a table for 4 for a Saturday night meal which was...delicious. Our orders were taken and delivered in good time and the friendly banter with the serving staff enhanced the evening. We look forward to eating there again soon, maybe combined with an event, such as a quiz night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

This pub is AMAZING!! The best Sunday roast we’ve had in YEARS!!! Open fire, friendly staff, and beautiful food, what more could you want? Highly recommended, can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Me and my partner are both professional chefs . We have been visiting The Black Lion since we moved to Appledore and have been trying they meals too. We couldn't fault they stunning food ,both of us gave 10/10 . The Sunday roast is to...die for. Large portions ,so you won't be going home hungry. Meat cooked perfectly, vegetables tasted amazing. The Yorkshire puddings put us to shame 🫠 Beautiful roast potatoes too. Super friendly staff ,Natasha the landlady is always very helpful and organised. Brad the landlord is a lovely guy too . Definitely will be regulars ,saves us cooking our own meals sometimes as a chef point of view is amazing ,especially because we are super fussy. We'll done to The Black Lion team once againMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Fantastic food. Beautiful service and the revamp from.previous owners is outstanding. Me and my daughters go on a weekly basis and they wont go anywhere else.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

This is what Sundays should be about…. What a great pub for a fabulous roast dinner, we both had the two meat (beef and lamb) roast dinner with a lovely selection of vegetables which tasted like they had just been taken from the garden they...were that fresh. They had bright colour to them and a perfect bite. The meat was very well cooked not over done at all and those massive Yorkshire puddings tasted great! We then both had a pudding, chefs cheesecake which was a little gem with a crunchy base, vanilla cheesecake filling with a toffee layer and cream to finish. Pantone bread and butter pudding served with a delicious Devon custard. Both puddings were absolutely Devine! We would both love to come back for another meal, sadly we don’t live locally. Huge compliments to the chef who really does himself proud with the highest standard of food.. highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after walking to Appledore along the canal from Warehorne. We had such a friendly welcome (including our dog!), sat by the fire and enjoyed a couple of drinks and delicious sandwiches. The staff and locals were really friendly and we...are looking forward to coming back again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5