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Black Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly

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Here at The Black Lion, we aim to be the best at everything we do... And we do a lot!! From a fantastic restaurant serving fresh food 7 days a week, including roasts every Sunday, to a consistently busy late night bar... And everything in between... The Black Lion is all about live music, 6 days a week. Up-and-coming local bands, live and authentic Blues, Jazz Sundays playing gypsy jazz, swing blues soul and funk for a lively end to the week, Brighton's most popular Funk and Soul bands and DJs that will keep you dancing until 3am, We've got the lot! ... It's a fairly eclectic blend, but we find it attracts lots of the right kind of people. Don't forget 2 for £12 cocktails on Tuesdays, choose
US$8 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews sunday roast burger lamb fish and chips potatoes the pub great atmosphere great lunch cooked to perfection visit brighton ales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks great inside and out but the staff were less than enthusiastic and got our order wrong, when the food finally arrived it was luke warm. Overall underwhelming especially considering a luke warm burger will set you back 12.50

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Evil G
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Busy place and you can reserve tables here. Good selection of traditional food to choose from. Lots of people with dogs!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richmond238
Reviewed 30 December 2018

I am a frequent visitor to Brighton and always eat at the Black Lion over the past 4 years, noted food quality had been gradually dropping from my initial visit. I am a big fan of the Black Lion and feel no longer able to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Farmermarine
Black L, General Manager at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Hello I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the Black Lion. We have been operating the pub for almost 11 years and are not used to getting 1 star reviews with the vast majority of our reviews being 5 or 4 stars....More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Don't even bother thinking about this place!! They lost our reservation, then when we squashed ourselves in a crappy table we were told all the food we wanted was sold out. We'd ordered drinks at this point because the staff member who advised our reservation...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank semily92
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Went for lunch. Waited nearly an hour for some nachos and chicken wings that were not nice at all! the whole place is quite dirty. Menues and tables are sticky from spillt drinks and food. On the positive the staff are really friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Min71
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Visited for a quick bite before a visit to the Brighton centre and initially impressed as taken straight to a table and told we would have an order taken in 10-15 mins. After orders taken about 15 mins later a waitress came back to say...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 554nickt
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Dropped in to the Black Lion for a beer when in Brighton on holidays - it is your typical English pub with plenty of beers on tap, Lager, Ales, IPA, Guinness so anyone would enjoy really. We sat in the beer garden and had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

A couple of pre drinks before a gig playing locally, this is one of my friends favourite bars. Pleasant bar staff, lovely looking pub.£11 for two pints was a bit mad, but in fairness, they were decent pints.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RyshyB
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Really friendly helpful staff. Sunday roast was great, had beef and it was lovely. Make sure you're hungry!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LondonHolidayhappy
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Booked the Black Lion last minute on a Sunday and had a wonderful lunch. Food was fantastic as was the service. Please make sure to try the Bloody Mary’s!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Malcolm S
14 December 2017|
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Response from Puddledancer55 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Macomb, I didn't eat at the Black Lion, I went there for a drink and to listen to music in the evening, why not Goggle their menu and/or given them a ring.
25 August 2017|
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Response from Black L | Property representative |
Hi there, We don't just allow dogs, we encourage them! Please bring them along. The Black Lion
15 December 2016|
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Response from Black L | Property representative |
Hi there, We have wheelchair access through our beer garden! The Black Lion
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