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Old Black Lion

Lion St., Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite surprised with this place as the twin room was better than expected compared to the photographs on the website. Lovely beds, good beer garden and fantastic breakfast. We didn't eat in here as we were going elsewhere, but when we checked in and walked passed the restaurant, the presentation of the food looked really colourful and fresh. All in... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, just off the town centre and really quiet. We stayed in the Coach House which was quiet and although a small room the beds were really comfortable. Friendly and helpful host. The accommodation was really clean as was the pub. Lovely little beer garden too. Well presented breakfast in the morning. Overall a great hotel, we just thought... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and beautifully presented, all fresh and delicious. Great service and even decaf coffee was fresh and not instant like many restaurants do. Best meal I have had for ages and I wish this place was near my home I would be there every week

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an olde world style inn, comfortable, clean and handy for the centre of town. The rooms are quaint and more than acceptable. We were booked in for bed and breakfast but decided to eat there in the evening as well. Thank goodness we did, the food is superb! Not your regular 'pub grub' more high end restaurant style.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no bad locations in this lil bookshop town. room was cosy, is an old building so there is some character (wavey floor, cosy doorways) bathroom was nice. noise travels up from bar to level 1 - bar closes reasonably early so not a drama. good breakfast too.

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Derbyshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Black Lion is set back off the main road (in very short walking distance to the town centre) - so noise from passing traffic was never a problem. My wife and I stayed in the Stable/Coach Block a very short walk from the main pub across the entrance road way. The room was situated up a short flight... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have stayed a few times,not been here for 12 months ,nice to walk in and feel at home the same staff which says a lot for the owner Dolan. Max the chef served up a great meal as always, we need a walk round the block after dinner then sat outside for a night cap. Great nights sleep in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a beautiful area and the Black Lion is an atmospheric old inn, right in the centre of town with a free car park and walking distance to everywhere. Our room was looking a bit worn to be honest and our daughter's was a bit grubby so these rooms would benefit from a good Spring clean and refurbish throughout.... More 

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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the beginning of May, lovely old pub and I thought the room was nice, food was a bit of a letdown, breakfast was dry and not very nice and orders were wrong more than once, shame would have given a score of 5 if the food was better.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Many B&B has nice double rooms but awful single rooms, while old black lion is not one of them. The single room has enough place and good equipments. Staffs are helpful. Had my dinner there and really enjoyed it, nice lamb chop.

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