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Restaurant at The Old Black Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British, Pub, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Hay many times but this was our first visit to the Old Black Lion. It is a friendly place with many regulars and the customer service is excellent. It's roomy, clean and a place where you can hear to chat without...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HungryFamily_22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great evening at the Old Black Lion the food was delicious we had prawn & crayfish cocktail and mushroom and garlic vol au vent twists on some 70 s classics then steak Diane and chicken fricassee followed by baked Alaska and black forest gateau the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lynda L
Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the food and the evening. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Valentine's meal with us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a french cook, I like very much discovering beautiful places and delicious restaurants. What a very goooood surprise here, yesterday ! All was absolutly perfect : - A pleasant town - A charming restaurant - A perfect and smiling service - A delicious dish...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alix V
Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We too are sad that we are not nearer Paris, but Hay-on-Wye comes a close second! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had mussels here once. Three had failed to open and when we asked for some bread we were brought Madeira cake! The wine was opened in the kitchen and brought to us open. A shrug was our reward. The chap in charge on that occasion...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VMid_walesWelshman
Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You must have visited us at least 12 years ago as the gentleman in question has not worked here for that long. Please see our recent up to date excellent reviews which speak for themselves.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the dark to a warm reception and were given a charming room. We had dinner both nights and the food was excellent. A very enjoyable stay, thank you.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank saramacdonagh
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Very well cooked fish of the day, I would have again. Beer well kept. Soup OK but not to my taste but I was venturing out of my comfort zone and having roasted veg soup, if your a roast veg man its probably fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We were greeted warmly by all staff who were helpful in finding out extra details about the provenance of the food. I am a fairly good home cook but the food here was way beyond what I could produce. 2 of us had crab tarts...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caroline T
Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. Happy New Year! We are very glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic venue for stay, lunch & Ale's. Service was fantastic. Staff headed by Gorgeous Jo were very helpful & good at their job. Burger was 9/10. For me it lacked just a couple of slices of guerkin. 4 +☆

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lennmorris
Maxine A, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 November 2018

Six of us were staying elsewhere in Hay and wanted to try a different restaurant for our evening meal. We hadn't made a booking but were welcomed and a table was quickly made available for us. The service and standard of food was excellent and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wendy R
Maxine A, Front Office Manager at Restaurant at The Old Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Came in here for a beer for me and a glass of wine for my wife. They serve food that looked lovely, but on this occassion we did not eat here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rayrest
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katelewis86
1 July 2018|
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Response from Dolan L | Property representative |
We can do parties but do have a maximum capacity. Can you say how many people are involved? Regards, Dolan
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Richard K
8 January 2018|
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Response from Dolan L | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome (and their owners !). We usually suggest the Den for dogs as there are french windows to the patio too.
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