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Old Black Lion

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Lion St., Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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Ranked #15 of 28 Hay-on-Wye B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent but service was a little disjointed at times. The beef brisket was beautifully tender and the antipasto (for two to share) was the best we have ever had. We are considering stating there next time we are in Hay on Wye.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very nice and quirky B&B. Do not let the facade fool you. The pub inside looks great with wooden beams. The room was good and pleasant. The food was excellent and the staff were very nice. This is a place not to be missed if anyone decide to stay and dine in Hay-on-Wye.

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This hotel dates from the 1640s and the rooms are quite neat. Ours had a fair-sized bedroom, a step down to the shower with fairly elaborate instructions on how to work the hot water, and then 2 steps down with a sharply sloping ceiling to the commode and sink (duck if you are medium or taller). The location in Hay-on-Wye... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Old black lion is a real country pub B&B, with very friendly staff, great food and good beer. We stayed in the main building in a very characterful room, the stairs are odd sizes, the floor boards creak and the ceilings are low, all of which adds to the ambience. Breakfast was excellent and the evening meals and wine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arrived early at the Old Black Lion - but friendly staff showed us to our room and brought up our bags - we were staying in the coach house. We spent the afternoon looking round Hay and ate out early - perhaps this was a mistake after reading the reviews of the meals at the Old Black Lion. Quiet night... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were looking for somewhere for a lunch time snack, but around Hay-on-Wye on Mondays most eateries are closed, except the Old Black Lion. We had a really tasty beef sandwich in Focaccia bread - the best we've had. It was so good that we went back for an evening meal 2 days later and that was truly sumptuous. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great room with beautiful furnuture. Lots of parkling which is a huge benefit in Hay. Food in the eveneing great and brekfast was equally good. Staff very helpful, even produced fired bread for breakfast even tho it was not on the menu. Have no hesitation in reommendaing The Old Black Lion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

if you are in hay on wye and want a nice evening meal then this is the place to go the food is so fresh and nicely cooked and a very good menu the owner dolan will go out of her way to make sure you enjoy your meal trust me if you eat there once you will go again... More

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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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