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Lydbrook, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch here as a group of four. Our table was reserved and set in the window. The pub was relatively quiet on our arrival but we'd been eating only a short while when a group of 'Hooray Henries' from what looked like the local hunt arrived. They were noisy and boisterous and we were glad when they took their... More 

Thank Stuart A
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful pub in a lovely location.Unfortunately the food didn't live up to expectations.I had home made Pork Pie which was very disappointing.The meat was bland and tough and the pastry was rather limp.However the piccalilli and the two chutneys were very good as we're the olives on the bar.The staff were smart and friendly and very professional.Perhaps I was unlucky... More 

Thank MichaelPearson11
Osmotherley, Northallerton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by several friends, I booked a table for lunch for my husbands birthday. We were greeted by a friendly barman and ushered into an atmospheric cosy bar and shown to a table by the crackling log fire, perfect on this blustery November day. Gorgeous olives accompanied our prelunch drinks as we perused the extensive menu and felt spoilt for... More 

Thank Janet S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited this establishment some years ago Id always yearned to return - I wasn't disappointed. The room was cosy. The food was amazing. With the whole menu displayed on boards around the bar I wished I was staying more than just the one night. The staff were welcoming and professional. Cant wait to return again.

Thank Alison K
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional English lighting is the characteristic of the dining room. Not quite a 40 watt bulb but that pale yellowish even glow which doesn't do much for people or food. The dinner was OK and the menu wide ranging. We had scallops, a soufflé and duck parfait to start and followed it with lamb, ox cheek, sea bass and chicken.... More 

Thank newscreename2016
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a midweek dinner bed and breakfast deal. The menu has something for just about every taste including vegetarian, fish, game and red meat. The staff are polite and helpful, knowledgeable about what is on the menu and well acquainted with the superb wine list. Service is fast, the food brought piping hot and absolutely delicious. The room we... More 

Thank PapaLazarou2013
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub, but do NOT eat here if you have allergies. Food overpriced, or maybe chef has changed? Inexperienced staff. Poor food at expensive prices. Yellisons goats cheese and beetroot salad came as 3 teaspoons of of cheese 4 cubes of beetroot and lots of fricasse salad with croutons (although I am allergic to these!!) for £7.95!! The croutons were... More 

Thank new2thearea2015
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary and it was just perfect! Beautiful dark wood panelling in and around the bar and in the corridors; a very beautiful, classic and stylish coaching inn with a cosy bar and comfortable rooms. The best bit was the first rate food and drinks selection, amazing wines and real... More 

Thank shexxa
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I was cycling for the weekend with a friend in the Dales and stayed for the first time. The staff were very helpful when I booked and on arrival. We stayed in room 1 (a twin) which is in the original building and has a nice view over the garden and valley. The room was very comfortable, and the food... More 

Thank wilberforceHull
Coventry, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We first visited this place over 20 years ago and over the subsequent years have made a point of stopping for at least a meal when nearby. The blue lion has remained constant throughout . A classic establishment with “probably the greatest dining bar in the county”. . Other may praise the formal restaurant but it is the bar I... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the splendor of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and nestled in the heart of iconic Wensleydale the historic 18th century Blue Lion Inn encapsulates the finest elements of traditional rural England. Paul and Helen Klein have run the Blue Lion Inn for over 25 years creating a blend of quintessential English coaching inn with modern comfort to relax and recharge. Whatever you require of the Blue Lion, be it real ale and food at the bar to candlelit fine dining and beautiful accommodation you can be sure that your stay will be homely, welcoming and full of friendly character. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blue Lion

Address: East Witton | Nr Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > East Witton
Price Range: $116 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Didn't stay, only ate, but rooms will be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuartallison, 6 days ago | Read review
“Our room faced the front of the hotel but noise was never a problem”
 of 5 bubbles 475alisonk, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Can't rate the hotel when we went for dinner only”
 of 5 bubbles newscreename2016, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms at rear very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles new2thearea2015, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“didn't stay but rooms looked adjacent in motels style”
 of 5 bubbles CarolToner, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
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