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The Black Lion Inn

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Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
01352720239
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Numerous Sunday Lunches and Evening Dinners

Very good atmosphere with a pleasant and warm feeling. The food varied with a very good choice. Been numerous times and never been disappointed

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Ian H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very good atmosphere with a pleasant and warm feeling. The food varied with a very good choice. Been numerous times and never been disappointed

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Thank Ian H
Holywell,Flintshire
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133 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

To save customers unnecessary journeys it can be confirmed that the Black Lion is closed. It is up for sale/lease due to retirement of its owner, according to its website. Quite a few locals are unaware of this.

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2 Thank KevtheExplorer
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

we went to this restaurant after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor up to August 2015.We had a great deal of difficulty finding the place as it was in a quite remote place ,nevertheless it made no difference as it was closed when we got there .Ive since found out it closed a fortnight before we went

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1 Thank ray s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Great pub with excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone. Nice to find a real country pub serving nice fresh food. Staff very friendly. Fantastic views.

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Thank andrew s
Thingwall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Found this by chance and what a great find Both had the steak pie-excellent quality meat-no waste-with seasonal vegetables and home cooked chips Sticky toffee pudding was delicious We will be back

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Thank johnmerseytravel
Holywell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We called here on the spur of the moment on a saturday night. We hadn't booked so had to wait for 40 minutes before our order could be taken. This wasn't a problem as the bar was comfortable. The restaurant was very welcoming with candles on the tables. The food, well what can I say. Probably the best pub food... More 

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Thank Laura L
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

very helpful and friendly lady behind the bar. Food was brilliant, very big portions and great choice. Will be coming back again!

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Thank DLV1980
Holywell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

three of us went out for sunday lunch two orderd lam and one pork . the meals were well presented with a good amount of food. Why were they spoilt by a non descript gravy which did not enhance the meal but masked it ,it was very difficult to tell if you were eating lamb or pork as everything tasted... More 

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1 Thank spookycat18
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was so glad we had booked -they were full - always a good sign! A very varied menu with lots of local produce and a good choice of wines. We took up the offer of a free lift back to our accommodation which was ideal as we were visitors to the area. I was the one who left my... More 

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was working nearby and having unwittingly stumbled into a tourist trap the previous night, I was keen to sample some Country hospitality. the Black Lion at Babell, not far from the bustling A55. I came upon the Black Lion a solitary 13th Century Inn down a succession of country lanes quite early in the evening. I was seeking real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Flintshire  >  Holywell  >  Babell
  • Phone Number: 01352720239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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