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Old Black Lion

4.0 of 5 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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39 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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