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The Lion Inn

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Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
The Lion Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Lion is a rambling old historic inn in the midst of the wild North Yorks Moors. There is practically nothing else for at least five miles (and generally ten) in every direction, so if you are fancying an urban break, this is DEFINITELY not for you. Think Jamaica Inn, only without the sinister smuggling uncle and cold floors ....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were welcoming and our room was lovely, with hot chocolate as well as tea and coffee - very welcome on a windy weekend. Our evening meal was really good - no quibbles whatsoever, and the chips were great -but we couldn't manage a dessert! We will definitely go back again.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in Feb, ate in once. For: Rooms are small with so little space you have to walk sideways to get past the bed etc, but they are ultra quiet, very comfy & clean. Its amazing to walk only a few paces from your room & find yourself in a time-warp ancient pub! Beer is superb, wonderful coal... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The postal address of Kirkbymoorside is misleading. The Lion is so far out in the sticks it feels as though you are walking on the roof of Yorkshire. Don't let that put you off if you are looking for a great inn that does wholesome pub food. The beer is kept in ace condition and the staff are really excellent... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have just returned from an over night stay, and I am really disappointed with our experience. The room was ok, the staff were fine but the food was awful. Although the portions are huge I think everything was frozen and tasteless. What a let down, quality rather than quantity needs to be addressed here.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Not our first visit nor will it be our last! We travel here most years and enjoy the cosy comfort of the hotel, warm and welcoming bars and staff. The food is excellent, good quality, perfectly cooked and very generous portions - still have to clear our plates... Always a good selection of good real ales. I keep hoping to... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having stayed at the Lion on many occasions we decided to take my parents for a meal last Saturday. We, and they were not disappointed - beer superb as normal and the food excellent - only sorry that we were not staying there for longer - May be next time!

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just returned from a bar meal and drinks and have to say that having visiting the place for many years can say that it has become very below par as.time has gone on. We all had different meals and found that they were all very overpriced and tasteless for what you pay. They did appear very processed and presentation was... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stayed here for a night in November. What a lovely place to stay. Great staff and service, good beer in the bar, fantastic food in the restaurant - just sorry our stay was only for one night. The room was lovely, and the walk in shower just what I wanted. Isolated in the middle of the moors might not be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Whilst visiting my son we, along with my 11 year old grandson, decided to have a run out to the moors. The morning started with glorious sunshine until the unpredictable moors mist descended. At 11.30 we decided to have coffee at the Lion and were very pleased we did. The mist was bone numbing so we asked about the soup... More 

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