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The Lion Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
+44 1751 417320
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I booked a table here for lunch on New Years Day. We were glad we booked as the pub was packed! We were sat in one of the dining rooms with a large table surrounded by Christmas decorations and near a fire, which all added to the atmosphere of the place. Although clearly very busy, the staff... More 

Thank Sophie M
Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This traditional style country pub on the beautiful Blakey Ridge offers a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. As a group of 9 family members of very mixed age range from child to senior citizen, some with specific dietry requirements, we stopped off on a lunchtime between Christmas and New Year. The staff were really helpful and found us... More 

Thank MIB56
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

You will not be disappointed when you eat at the lion Inn. Great choice of food, very large portions and a lot of the food is really home-made. Brilliant place to eat as you take in the North Yorkshire Moors scenery.

Thank JiffTuna
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Had the Lamb chops, must have been at least half a dozen with a lovely bit of mash, so fresh it was still bleeting. Our lad had the steak, he asked "if it was part of our family", when i said "why" he said "because it had ben so well hung". Joking aside lovely fresh meat. Not the smartest or... More 

Thank GuisboroughGadgey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The wide selection on the menu will allow even the pickiest eater to select something to eat. The food is of the finest quality, and the selection of ales, beers and spirits are second to none,

Thank Mike B
Driffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had Sunday lunch. We arrived just before 12. Fires roaring as always. Already busy. Ordered hot roast beef sandwiches they came with chips and salad. It was fab. We have eaten their lots of times and it's always good home cooked food. They welcome walkers dogs and wellies. The restaurant is a bit posher than the bar. We enjoy both.... More 

Thank katharine w
Pickering, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Eat here regularly, about 1/2 hr drive away, came today for sunday lunch with friends and as per usual was not disappointed . meals arrived within 15 mins of ordering, piping hot and plentiful,clean pub , great food , great bar staff , dog friendly , can eat in bar seating areas or in restaurant can pre book a separate... More 

Thank Wendy S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Arriving early in the evening at our B and B in Hutton le Hole we were directed here by our hosts as being one of the few places locally to get a meal on a Sunday evening. We were initially worried by the packed car park but The Lion has the tardis-like quaility of being a lot larger inside than... More 

Thank sheilallan
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Excellent rooms, great food, wonderful atmosphere and exceptional value. I will be on my way back very soon.

Thank Pomtiddly
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The setting is beautiful,the interior traditional and welcoming, the food is good, the ale is excellent and the prices are good.... But the service was extremely slow and the seating arrangements were such that it felt as if at every table was there was business meeting. This was due to the size of the tables (too large), which tended to... More 

Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Kirkbymoorside
  • Phone Number: +44 1751 417320

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