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The Black Lion

££ - £££, British,
Abergorlech Road | Abergorlech, Carmarthen SA32 7SN, Wales
+44 1558 685271
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  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
“cosy pub” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Abergorlech Road | Abergorlech, Carmarthen SA32 7SN, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst enjoying a countryside drive in the llandeilo area, we were driving through Abergorlec, and feeling a bit peckish we decided to call in at Th Black Lion for a spot of lunch. Had difficulty in finding the entrance ( probably because I was wearing...More

Thank Stingray44
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate your kind comments. Glad you got chance to enjoy the garden and the company of the local people who are always welcoming. We hope you visit us again in the near future Diolch...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on a West Wales mini break.Warm and friendly greeting from Lyn and tasty meals cooked by Phil. Welcome for our doggie Mitzi and we had a good chat with the locals too. Calm and tranquil views from the garden onto the river Cothi.....More

Thank vallygirl1
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Diolch yn fawr We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. See you next time. 😀

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely find after missing time slots of other pubs in the area. Many pubs in Wales seem to close on Mondays and then restrict food service at Lunctimes between 12 and 2pm. The Black Lion were very accommodating and the lunch was lovely....More

Thank T20GRA
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

DIolch yn fawr iawn! Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the welcome. We have owned the Black Lion Abergorlech for 7 months now so the previous owner has had plenty of time to change...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here while on holiday in Carmarthen. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I don't eat dairy or gluten and they they were really kind in their approach to helping me choose something from the menu and coming up with alternatives. It...More

Thank riceforbreakfast
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Diolch yn fawr for your kind review 👍

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after a walk around the fantastically beautiful Abergorlech forest. We had previously stopped at the Forresters arms down the road a bit in Brechfa which is nice but what really sets this place apart is the service from the owners. We called...More

Thank samrad999
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Lion. It is our aim to ensure that the people who are kind enough to visit us not only enjoy their food and drinks but also feel welcome. We were really pleased to hear that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With typical British weather forecast we were looking for a dog-friendly, child-friendly pub open on Bank Holiday Monday near to where we were staying in Talley. As we had no phone signal I emailed to enquire and had a courteous reply and a table reserved...More

Thank Matt S
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to meet you all on what was a rare, gloriously sunny bank holiday!! So glad you enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to seeing you when you visit the area again. Diolch yn fawr iawn eto!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly owners, excellent craft ale and delicious food, coupled with a scenic location, what more could you ask for?!

Thank owen t
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Diolch yn fawr. We totally agree with you, we love it here too!! Come back and see us again soon👍🏼

Reviewed 14 May 2018

While we were on holiday in Parrog, Newport we met friends who live in Pontycymer and I picked the Black Lion purely because it was equidistant between us. I'm so glad I did because the whole experience was lovely. The bar is small and intimate...More

Thank chrissie1605
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to review The Black Lion Abergorlech. Hopefully you will get the chance to return in the future. Diolch yn fawr 😀

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Called in at lunch time. Staff very friendly and the steak and Guinness pie was excellent. Generous portion served with fresh veg.

Thank Linda P
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you We’re glad you enjoyed the pie 👍

Reviewed 24 April 2018

A fantastic little place, beautifully cooked welsh sourced food, a warm welcome awaits and the team there cannot do enough for you. Our kids loved the chocolate brownies and my wife and I loved the home made stuffing that went with the sunday dinner. A...More

Thank Craig P
P K, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Diolch yn fawr iawn 😀👍

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abergorlech Road | Abergorlech, Carmarthen SA32 7SN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: +44 1558 685271
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Sold on 12th october. New owners currently refurbishing restaurant but bar open for food and drinks. See website, facebook for further information
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