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Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
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The Lion Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some friends and I have recently completed walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast. After tramping across the moors for hours, we found, to our delight, that this was our B&B accommodation for the night. What a sight for sore feet when we entered the door. A warm welcome, wonderful food and just brilliant, friendly locals and staff. It's in the middle... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for Sunday lunch can honestly say was lovely I work in catering and I hard to please when comes to other peoples food but I enjoyed it today and will go back again when I passing threw maybe make. Night of it and stop over next time 9 out of 10 for me would of been 10 out of... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nearing the end of our C2C adventure it was good to stay at such an iconic place. The Lion has been around since the 1600's and this is reflected well with the photos, info, furniture and pottery all over the rambling [in a pleasant way/ rooms. It suffers from extreme weather - beautiful sunshine with views that are breath taking... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here on the Coast to Coast walk. We walked from Clay Bank Top and it is one of the easiest days on route walking wise so we had considered continuing to Glaisdale but were glad we had booked a night here. Arriving at lunchtime, we enjoyed a tasty lunch and spent the afternoon chatting to fellow travellers in... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed here while walking the Coast to Coast. Fabulous location on top of the desolate moors, a welcome sight for weary legs! They run a very efficient service especially for all the walkers who stop here for lunch before plodding onwards, or, like us, stop for the night. Dinner was huge and tasty. Our room was obviously small as... More

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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here for three days. The food is very good and the portions are huge. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We had to change rooms due to late booking, our first room was not huge but this was more than made up for when we moved to room 14. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Few visits to North Yorkshire would be complete without a stop at the lion Inn on Blakey Ridge, the inn has a long history of providing refreshments and shelter to walkers, cyclists and motorists alike. Our meal was both of great quality and substantial size which left us well fed for the rest of the day.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Can't beat the location. Meals were huge, filling and tasty. This is not 5 star dining, but this is not the reason for coming here. Rooms and bathroom were clean. Shower and bathroom was nice and large with a heated towel rail. However, the beds were soft and soggy. They were too soft for a comfortable sleep. Notwithstanding, others we... More

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Auburn, Maine
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We spent a night at the Lion Inn while doing the Coast to Coast Walk. It was a good experience overall. The pub area is very old, and though taller folks will need to remember to duck their head in a few places, the ambiance is terrific. The rooms are down a separate corridor and have a slightly more modern... More

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north yorkshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

For some reason haven't been to the Lion for a long while but pleased we revisited because of the setting,food & dining area. Tasty diane sirloin steak with well cooked chips,salad,onion rings & peas.Very filling. My partner had the steak pie & said it was one of the best he has had. The only thing I can say negative is... More

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Address: Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirkbymoorside
Also Known As:
The Lion Hotel Kirkbymoorside
The Lion Inn Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire - North Yorkshire

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