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The Lion Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
English, Pub
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Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
01751 417320
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday celebration

I recently visited here with a large group of people for a family birthday. I had never been before but only heard fantastic things. What a fab place with lots of hidden rooms as you turn the corners. The drinks prices were very reasonable, the food I did think the price tag was a tad high till... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Debbie L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The bar itself is lovely, and as other posters have said, has great potential. My wife ordered the cod and chips, and myself the steak and ale pie. The portions were large, but the quality I would describe as ok at best, think motorway service station quality. I would give it a miss if I'm ever back in the area.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We came here as a group on 6 on a Monday evening. I had the parmo which was average and nothing outstanding to anywhere else. My girlfriend had a steak. It was massive and cooked to perfection but the quality was poor and chewy. The most disappointing was desserts which are not homemade. I had the toffee crunch which I... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Up to Yorkshire Moors for the Tour of Yorkshire we chose The Lion as it was a featured pub in the Good Pub Guide. The location is superb and there are plenty of tables inside and seperate tables in a large restaurent. The beer choice was good (excellent Wainwrights) and the bar staff helpful and friendly. As we were not... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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179 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We came to England this trip to experience some of the countryside and savor some history. The Lion Inn delivered an authentic 500 year old slice of that history when we stopped on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The interior showed it's age in the best respects; low ceilings, heavy beams, crooked everything. When we stopped, the place was full of... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I recently visited here with a large group of people for a family birthday. I had never been before but only heard fantastic things. What a fab place with lots of hidden rooms as you turn the corners. The drinks prices were very reasonable, the food I did think the price tag was a tad high till the food arrived,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

'Twas a cold dark moonlit nicht and we had a lovely English meal on top of the Moors. Fire crackling, beer flowing and hearty English faire. Highly recommended for atmosphere! Food is good !

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This pub is in the middle of nowhere, so it's hardly surprising that it's largely a restaurant-style pub, which is a shame. I was hoping to see walkers and local farmers a plenty propping up the bar with sheepdogs everywhere. It was actually full of motorists who I assume had driven there especially for the food. The menu was a... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited family in Redcar who took us for a meal here. I honestly don't know where to start, a proper real ale pub, the food menu was extensive and the food is to die for. The pub is in the middle of the North Yorkshire moors but is well worth the trip. A little piece of heaven.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stopped at The Lion before a walk from the same location with the family. Despite being Easter Sunday we were served quickly. Food was of good standard and plenty of it, we sure needed the walk afterwards!

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Edinburgh
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on Mother's Day. Despite the hoards eating and drinking we were most impressed with the rapid service. Even managed to find a cozy table in a lovely 'cranny' with beams and interesting decor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Kirkbymoorside
  • Phone Number: 01751 417320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?