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26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD Wales See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Housekeeping
4 Star accommodation
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Description
Nestled within the market town of Hay-on-Wye, this colourful 17th Century Inn exudes historical charm and atmosphere offering quality home-cooked food, luxury accommodation and free Wi-Fi and parking. With parts More of the original building dating as far back as the 1300’s, the Hotel subtly blends the elegance and whimsy of the past with the comfort and convenience of the present. Indeed, it is even reputed that Oliver Cromwell once stayed at the inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, which was then a loyalist stronghold. Sympathetically refurbished, exposed timber beams and roaring log fires help to cultivate a homely environment and a famously warm welcome.The Inn features 10 high quality en-suite bedrooms, all of which are individually and tastefully decorated in a style reminiscent of the buildings historic past. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. They offer a choice of Single, Double, Twin and Superior room options.The Old Black Lion is renowned for the quality of its food and has received a host of rewards and accolades including a coveted AA Rosette. The menus, which are changed frequently, use only the best of British produce wherever possible including locally reared meat, fresh seafood from Cornwall and seasonal vegetables. The oak timbered bar with its scrubbed pine tables and comfy arm chairs is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic selection of local ales (including their own namesake ‘The Old Black Lion’).The Hotel is located in the heart of the Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye just a short drive from the A438, it also offers free on-site parking for guests. The city of Hereford is roughly 35 minutes away and offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country. For those flying in, Cardiff International Airport is about a 95 minute journey from the Hotel.The Old Black Lion is situated just a three minute walk from the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Renowned internationally as a Mecca for bibliophiles the town offers over 30 bookshops, many selling specialist and second-hand books. It is also home to the annual Hay Festival, Europe’s premier literature and arts festival. The town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of the Black Mountains. Offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Wales, the surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with both the Offas Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk passing through the town. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
$116 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Old Black Lion Hotel Hay-On-Wye
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Old Black Lion Hay-On-Wye, Wales
Location
United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a fabulous room with it’s own mezzanine seating area. Lots of charm and creature comforts and nice views of the surrounding countryside. Dinner in the restaurant and breakfast were excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. Great location in...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying at the Old Black Lion but hopefully not my last. The location is great it’s on the edge of town but most of the town and the bus stop are within easy walking distance. The staff was just great...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Hay-on-Wye and this B & B. I came back a year after my first visit last year. Stayed for a night in the same room (6) which has two levels, the bed on the lower and the sitting on the upper. The Old...More

Thank Freelander270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic inn was perfect for our 1 night stay in Hay. A great location for visiting the bookstores of Hay along with all amenities that we needed or wanted . Our room was wonderful with a sitting loft and lots of space. Very spacious...More

1  Thank dodi66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst on the Hay Triangle riding holiday with Trans Wales Trails stayed here for one night bed, breakfast and evening meal. My room was in the pub itself, a large double furnished in keeping with the pubs age/history. Very modern en-suite with toiletries. There is...More

Thank Paula J
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tinkerbel_9
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Susan270715 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have a problem but it is a relatively small car park and we arrived in the afternoon when pub was closed.
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Carole Anne C
November 21, 2016|
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Response from RobertT2056 | Reviewed this property |
no, bar and restaurant on the ground floor.
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Room Tips
"Room 6 is the room where Oliver Cromwell reputedly stayed in!"
Freelander270
3 weeks ago
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"The rooms in the annexe, just a few paces from the pub, are very good indeed."
edgallafent
May 22, 2018
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"off road parking is handy"
1960_mum
Apr 26, 2018
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"We had rooms 3 and 4. Both lovely"
975pamh
Feb 20, 2018
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