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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took an hour and a half to get served. We frequently had to go to the bar to get drinks, because nobody was waiting on us. When we did get served it wasn't with a smile. The prices are higher than in London and the portions are meagre for many of the dishes (some were fine). The quality of... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful old building, with a most characterful interior. A very warm welcome from Dolan, the proprietor and her staff. Excellent cask ale (Butty Bach) and a superb evening meal - the chef is clearly very talented, and I commend him for his particularly light touch. It's not often these days that I can manage a starter, main and pudding... More 

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Setauket, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been a regular pilgrim to Hat on Wye for many years. The Old Black Lion has become my go to place for overnight lodging. The historic building is interesting (with very thick stone walls), the bar is great with good gastro fare, rooms are adequate and breakfasts are very well done...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I really wanted to like this pub and I did to a degree but the standard of the bathroom in the "superior suite" let it down and hence the cost of the room at £125 was overpriced. The room, as was the pub is steeped in history, and the allocated room was full of character however the shower room was... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed just the one night but felt very welcome. Comfortable room and found a quiet lounge round the side to read papers on Saturday morning. Good position in heart of town. Excellent meal in the evening with good service and a breakfast to match.

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My daughter and I drove from Cardiff to this historical Inn. Our room was just across from their restaurant and it was well equipped, clean and cozy. We had excellent beds with just the right firmness and it was quiet and we could park close to the room. The lunch was better than the best and my supper of lemon... More 

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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A fantastic village pub to spend a couple of nights as we did last week. Four couples made up of friends and family had arranged to meet up at The Old Black Lion for a mid week break and it turned out to be perfect. We enjoyed excellent meals in a cosy restaurant and made to feel at home by... More 

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Henderson
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Absolutely lovely meal! Staff was brilliant--attentive, courteous, friendly & welcoming. Customer service above & beyond! Able to offer a table even without a reservation. The chef even offered a substitute sauce for the lamb chops when he found out we weren't fond of the chilli mint. This is a place you DO want to include during your stay here! A++... More 

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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 March 22, 2015

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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