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Old Black Lion

Lion St., Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OMG, what a gem of a hotel,everyone needs to go and stay here and experience the whole ambience of the place, it's very clean, the staff are brilliant, nothing is to much trouble for then to make your stay very enjoyable, the food is to die for,one of the best meals I've ever had, will defiantly be going back for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very reasonable accommodation. Dinner was excellent, with food beautifully cooked and presented. Staff very friendy and efficient. Beer good too. Would definitely recommend this hotel and restaurant and will return.

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Bonny Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place! Gem of a hotel, wonderful and fascinating little village and superb restaurant all in one pleasurable bundle. We enjoyed every minute of our stay The one little downside was having to find an extra bag to carry all the 2nd hand books we had fun finding in the many, many book shops. But the Oxfam store came... More 

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Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This very comfortable hotel was booked on line early Friday to stay that night, and was selected on price more than anything. To our delight, we found they also had a dining room so enjoyed a great dinner without stepping out into the cold. Service was excellent, food great and a hearty breakfast to start the next day. In our... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Hay for the first time today and stopped in at the Old Black Lion. Menu choice was excellent and well priced. Most food sourced locally. Very pleasant restaurant with a small room off the bar which had a log burner and easy chairs. A great place to rest after a walk in the Brecons. If staying longer than the... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My Wife and I stopped here for two nights over Valentines weekend. Really professional,yet friendly service from all the staff who couldn't do enough for us. Food really good, with the Valentines menu being excellent and worth the money. The breakfast is great too, which is cooked to order with good quality products. Ample parking is a real bonus too.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband booked a 2-night stay for the two of us for my 50th birthday. We stayed in the Cromwell Suite - very romantic with its huge bed and staircase up to a galleried landing where we could sit and enjoy the view over the fields. My only criticism of the room would be that the shower in the en... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
53 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Really good sized portions of food and well cooked. Service a bit slow but ok as there was a live jazz band on. Restaurant furniture a bit functional and doesn't improve the ambience ... But nice atmosphere.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a last minute choice for a short break this was a great surprise. The food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly. I could recommend this to anyone. Hay on Wye is a superb location and the Old Black Lion epitomises the feel of the town.

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Worcestershire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed for one night with friends we had not pre booked so wasn't sure. We stayed in the Coach House the rooms were lovely with good facilities. Situated in the quaint town so can wander to shops. We dined in the restaurant and again had a lovely meal. Staff attentive and friendly. Would recommend. We also paid a very reasonable... More 

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