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Old Black Lion

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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Setauket, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very reasonable accommodation. Dinner was excellent, with food beautifully cooked and presented. Staff very friendy and efficient. Beer good too. Would definitely recommend this hotel and restaurant and will return.

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Bonny Hills, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a place! Gem of a hotel, wonderful and fascinating little village and superb restaurant all in one pleasurable bundle. We enjoyed every minute of our stay The one little downside was having to find an extra bag to carry all the 2nd hand books we had fun finding in the many, many book shops. But the Oxfam store came... More 

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Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This very comfortable hotel was booked on line early Friday to stay that night, and was selected on price more than anything. To our delight, we found they also had a dining room so enjoyed a great dinner without stepping out into the cold. Service was excellent, food great and a hearty breakfast to start the next day. In our... More 

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