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Old Black Lion

4.0 of 5 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights with a group of eight friends. The girls that took our order and served our food were exceptional. We were a group of rowdy middle aged folk enjoying a get together and for them nothing was too much trouble. The triple cooked chips were wonderful and we had extra helpings on our second night. Everyone... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have been three times, 1st time was amazing, 2nd good but 3rd not so good. Menu choice is very limited but prices wow, £23 for steak which I heard someone send back as I was cold, ok this was sorted but even so. Puddings however were much better than mains. Pity I think there are better places to eat. Last... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I spent the night here during our visit to Hay on Wye. The inn is at the lower end of Hay, just a couple of minutes from the main shops, which we liked. We stayed in the annexe just a few steps from the main building. The room was fine, with all the expected amenities. Mobile phone... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Came here as one of our usual haunts for when staying for the Royal Welsh Show. The food is undoubtedly very good, however the prices have made this place somewhere you now have to seriously consider whether it be a business expense meal or a meal with family/friends. The starter list as an example, on the night we ate there... More 

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Porthcawl
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Old Black Lion Hotel. The welcome we received from Dolan,the owner and her staff was probably the best we have received and believe me we have stayed in a few Hotels and Guest Houses! The hotel just oozes with charm with its dark wooden beams and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the room with the loft (room 6, I believe), and it was a very fun place to be in for 3 days of our honeymoon. Pros: --Interesting architecturally throughout the building, and especially in our room, which had what appeared to be the original wood beams and floors. The reading loft was a nice... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stumbled upon this pub when wandering around Hay looking for somewhere to eat at 3.00pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A few places we tried had already stopped serving food at 2.30 so we were feeling disheartened until we walked down a little back street and spotted the Old Black Lion. We walked up to inspect further and noticed a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Comfortable room with that quirky slope to the floor you can expect in old pubs. Clean, well equipped, with a great breakfast and dinner and lovely staff. Nice ales and local bitter on tap. Can't fault it. Wish I was staying longer!

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Address: Lion St., Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Black Lion 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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