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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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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Matlock, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
44 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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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