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The Blue Lion

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East Witton | Nr Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We joined with several other friends in an overnight stay to celebrate a Golden Wedding. The staff at The Blue Lion made us very welcome and provided a superb private room for Dinner which was, in itself, was excellent. The food matched the occasion and I do not think that any one of the group was disappointed. The hotel is... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really disappointed in the Blue Lion, not at all what we expected. Our room was tired looking and a real mish mash of styles of furniture, the bathroom was stark to say the least The restaurant is way overpriced and the "Blue Lion" fish pie came in a starter portion Breakfast was OK but son't expect an early start, they... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a late booking for Tuesday night and arrived to a cold room, so we turned on the radiator, but had to get the bathroom one bled, so it could warm up. It all seemed a little strange, we loved the old fashioned bars and restaurant, loved the food, which warranted a doggy bag, but upstairs, felt un cared... More 

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Swaledale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnght after a holiday, so arrived 7.45, but had booked a table. We live quite close anyway, so have been before for lunch. Beautiful ambience, with log fire and candles on the tables. Booked petite dble, but lovely room and plenty of space for us, free wifi, shower over bath in ensuite, White Company shower gel etc, great. Service... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight on a Saturday night for my birthday with our friends and had s really good time. The staff are first class and take time to chat and make sure you have everything you need. The rooms in the old coach house are quite small but perfectly laid out and the decor complements them well. We ate a... More 

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United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard so much about the Blue Lion we decided to try it ourselves. Having made a last minute decision to visit we were fortunate to get the last double room in the courtyard. Although advertised as a petite double it was adequate for a one night stay. The only downside was that the room was cold even with the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
37 hotel reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night at the Blue Lion in February to celebrate my wife's birthday which just happens to be Valentine's Day too. I've written a separate review of the restaurant - which, in short, wasn't as good as expected given the many accolades it has received - so this review will focus solely on the accommodation. We were very... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

lots of lovely touches. Staff in smart, traditional attire. Nothing too much trouble. Knowledgeable and efficient. Menus displayed on blackboards above roaring log fires. No glass and chrome here, lovely and cosy traditional dales pub in a lovely village setting. Presence of large group dining in separate dining room did not affect service. Dishes had local ingredients and style eg... More 

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Kendal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This village inn pub in North Yorkshire Dales is a few miles south of Leyburn. Essentially it is a dining pub with rooms. The main bar has a wonderful atmosphere and on a winter evening the log fires, rustic furniture and flickering candles create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic meal. The well cooked food is imaginative, with an emphasis... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An on spec visit today still resulted in us being given a nice table, in the bar by the fire and where we witnessed The Blue Lion's usual clockwork efficiency and impeccable service. Paul was a little too busy with his shooting party to check on our dining experience but this is untypical and since food, ambience and attention from... More 

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