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Blue Lion

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in East Witton $$ - $$$ , British,
A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
+44 1969 624273
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef” (22 reviews)
“partridge” (4 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
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161 - 170 of 338 reviews

Reviewed September 14, 2014

The dining rooms are stylishly eclectic, but the chairs were quite hard. Starter of mushroom and tarragon soup was delicious. I had beef and Yorkshire puddings for a main course and asked for the meat to be well done it was perfect, my husband had...More

Thank Emerald130944
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I should declare from the start that my wife and I have been coming here for years, we love the location and the wonderful character and atmosphere. The main bar area is proper English country pub, whilst the dining rooms are great place to relax...More

1  Thank BoosDadIlkley
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the Blue Lion two weeks ago when visiting family for the weekend. They have been countless times and absolutely love it, I can see why!! It's your quintessential country pub so we chose to eat in the cosy bar which was welcoming and...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very poor experience going for a meal in the bar. 30 minutes to be asked what we wanted to drink, the young man on the bar was overwhelmed, more staff would be helpful. No quail eggs, not a major disaster, but the over cooked chicken,...More

1  Thank Weimi2014
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The good choice is varied and of excellent quality. The Maître D is welcoming and professional. Dining room is a bit characterless and whispering is compulsory. Worth a visit at least once on a trip to the Dales.

Thank Falcata
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came across the Blue Lion by accident, leaving the main road quickly as we saw the ribbon village of East Witton and the attractive restaurant on the right hand side whilst travelling north. We were just in time to have a delicious sandwich and...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a charming restaurant in an historic building. We sat in the area with the bar which had a lovely fire going in the fireplace. There were so many interesting choices on the menu, it was hard to choose a dinner. We opted for...More

1  Thank Ellen71979
Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a gorgeous looking pub from the outside. Unfortunately things are not as good inside. We stayed one night on a Friday in May arriving to stay after a cookery course at Swinton Park (the course was brilliant by the way). The room price...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Whilst visiting the Yorkshire Dales we decided to lunch at the Blue Lion and being a beautiful day we sat outside. Considering it was a Monday the place was very busy and on being presented with a very nice Ploughmans we could see why. The...More

Thank GerryandMinkey
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband, my one year old and I stayed here last weekend. My goodness-what a dump. Our room smelt of damp, the carpet was filthy and the bedcovers stained. The type of room where you don't want to take your socks off-urgh. The bed was...More

5  Thank Emma51
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May 27, 2015|
Response from hk20 | Property representative |
Yes we do. Dogs are allowed in the bar area, but not the restaurant. The menu is the same in both areas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  East Witton
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 624273
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