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Wirral
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a two night stay here with dinner on the first night. It's a very old traditional building, with lots of creaks in the floorboards and huge old beams. Our room was well equipped although the bed was a bit soft for our tastes. Breakfast was good: all brought to you with a good range of choices and quality...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A spontaneous decision to visit her and have lunch at the old black lion was rewarded with a wonderful eating experience the food was cooked to order and excellent no complaints I highly recommend it I had the beef and my wife had the Lamb shank

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 3, 2016

2 night stay in this hotel and we ate here on both evenings. Lovely little room across from the hotel in the annexe, well appointed and recently refurbished shower room. Very quiet and delightfully on warm on two of the coldest nights this year. The welcome upon arrival was extremely warm also, Bob in the bar took great care to...

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Dolan L, Owner at Old Black Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope we will welcome you back here again soon. Dolan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

On an annual sporting weekend this was our third visit and certainly won't be our last. Drinks promptly served and we were soon shown to out table near a welcome wood burner that countered the effects of a freezing night. Despite some having difficulty making the choice from a great menu, the lovely ( and very helpful) young lady took...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We spent the weekend at the Old Black Lion and had a great time. The hotel is old and very quaint. The room was very good and the bathroom had very recently been refitted and was excellent. We had dinner in the restaurant in the evening. We both chose the Herefordshire steaks which were really good. If we return to...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 25, 2016

The host, Dolan, couldn't have been more accommodating. She sorted us out with great food, great beer and excellent rooms to make up for the mud, rain and exertion of mountain biking on Hay Bluff. It was just what we needed - knowing that we had somewhere really comfortable to go back to allowed our group to enjoy the physical...

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Blackwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Visited this pub for sunday lunch - friendly accommodating staff, sunday roast was excellent - very tasty, great yorkshire puddings. Great service! Well worth a visit! Hay-on-Wye pretty quirky little town

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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely Inn, charming, comfortable room, friendly staff and a first class chef. Both the evening meal and breakfast were excellent,and just a five minute walk from the quaint centre of Hay. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

A really lovely place to stay, excellent staff, excellent location, excellent newly refurbished bathroom. The only drawback would be the bed was quite hard for my taste and I didnt sleep well. Everything else was perfect. Would recommend and hopefully return.

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Dolan L, Owner at Old Black Lion, responded to this review

Dear Rroadtrip, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Black Lion. Thank you for your comments which are extremely helpful. We are in the process of upgrading our rooms and installing more comfortable beds with lovely mattress-toppers to enhance sleep. Hopefully you will come back again to try out the improvements. Kind regards, Dolan.

Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We met here for a family get together. Two members of the family have food allergy problems and the owner and chief couldn't have been more accommodating. The standard was great for service and food. There is always a wide choice of food and interesting menu

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Black Lion

Address: 26 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
Price Range: $107 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Black Lion 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“We were in the annexe the room was terrific.”
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