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The Lion Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
01751 417320
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my mother and two friends to The Lion Inn to celebrate my mother's 82nd birthday. I have visited several times before and knew that I was guaranteed good food. I was not disappointed. We all enjoyed the meal which was excellent value for money but it was the old traditional English environment and the convivial atmosphere that really... More 

Thank Alison P
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite places in the world. The rooms are lovely and the food is too, the portions are huge! Book a room well in advance though, especially bank holiday weekends.

Thank Martin G
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have lunch. Especially if your really hungry. Portions must be based on the needs of the "walking visitors" who need to get a refill. Food wise it's great. The chips are real chips. Never had a meal there that I would grip about. Slight negative is they are slightly lacking in salad options. The staff are great... More 

Thank Mike F
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch today with family. The food is very nice and the portions of the mains really generous, as many people have already mentioned. I was glad that I ordered two starters instead, fishcakes (one, rather large) and mozzarella dippers. The lamb chops and hot chicken parmesan came recommended too. Sadly, no one had room for dessert!

Thank Sam_McDermott
Leeds, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swept away with the amazing views where the Lion inn is situated. A oldy worldy pub on the inside, with traditional ales and the more recent up to date drinks if that's what your after. Extensive menu with large portions. I can imagine no matter what time of year you would visit this place, it would offer a warm welcome... More 

Thank Darticus
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read a lot about the history of the Lion Inn and I was really looking forward to stopping here on our coast to coast hike. I was however somewhat disappointed that it was a huge tourist hub - not quite what I expected. Having said that, we enjoyed sitting outside, slightly removed from all the activity. We ordered food... More 

Thank AmsterdamTulips44
West Boldon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Lion for my wife's birthday. Six of us including a 1 year old attended. Our dog was welcome too, provided we ate in the bar. The full menu was available to us. This is a historic building, full of character and we received a warm welcome from the staff. The beer was excellent and the food... More 

Thank Dave M
Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Lion Inn with friends for dinner. We all had a really lovely meal, one of the party had the mussels as a starter which looked delicious and he said they were, all the meals were first class and the portions very generous, so much so that I wouldn't advise having three courses - if you have... More 

Thank Landsburgh
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a busy pub.It has been extended consideraby from when we first used it some 35 years ago. The staff are always friendly and the food is very good.

Thank Thor05
York, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

So, after a busy day at Hemsley in our way home to Whitby stopped of for supper. We all had a hot sandwich chips and salad. The food was good and lots of it. However the wine was poor ( and we said so) we were offered an alternative but had finished our meal and needed to get off home.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Kirkbymoorside
  • Phone Number: 01751 417320

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