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The Black Lion Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Babell $$ - $$$ , British,
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
+44 1352 721008
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Mar 12, 2017
“Good Sunday lunch”
2 weeks ago
“A long way to go: must do much better.”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much in the way of ambience or atmosphere. Bare looking walls. Very few customers, apart from a small group of men at the bar, and myself a lonesome diner. Very poor presentation of the Sunday roast. The portions of both the starter of mushrooms...More

Thank Gelfft
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

14 of us went to celebrate a friends 40th birthday last night, table was booked for 7pm, nearly an hour later after the order was taken the starters came out, hubby ordered the portabello mushroom with king prawns which sounded lovely, what a disappointment, the...More

Thank FlintshireWhittle
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited this gem for an evening meal. It was absolutely lovely. Myself and my daughters eat out regularly in some of the finest restaurants in Kilkenny, Ireland. After our visit to Jon's and Nat's place my first words were :" open up a place...More

Thank david c
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Called at the pub after an evening walk, encouraged by the Real Ale Trail sticker on the door. We were told that they do not serve real ale except on special occasions. Had intended to try the food, but lack of proper beer and general...More

Thank Cricketlover54
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Called here on recommendation when another pub/restaurant had stopped serving food! Arrived with little hope, but we're very pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome we received. The menu was not huge and specialised in a few favourites. However the few favourites were absolutely fabulous. We...More

Thank ptevans
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Black with some freinds and had a wonderful time. The staff and management are so welcoming and will actually engage in conversation with you making you feel very welcome. The decor inside is really homely, very tastefully decorated with a roaring coal...More

Thank countrygent345
Reviewed April 2, 2017

visited the black lion with friends. table was booked in advance, only a handful of customers and the restaurant was quiet but despite this, it was a while before our order was taken and a longer wait for our meal . The presentation was poor...More

Thank Pauline D
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Booked with some friends for Sunday lunch as it was mid way for us all. The place does not look particularly inviting from the outside but looks are deceptive. We were a party of four and the restaurant looked to be quite full. The menu...More

2  Thank Mark R
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The Black Lion is a lovely, unpretentious place where you're assured of a warm welcome. We have eaten here on several occasions and will be going back regularly. The food is delicious, fresh and well cooked. The service is warm and friendly. Plenty of parking...More

Reviewed February 14, 2017

Excellent food, really well cooked, chef knows what he is doing. Service also great, an excellent Valentine's meal. Will be visiting again.

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Ro G
Does the staff have a uniform?
March 13, 2015|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it was a while back and I was more interested in the food than the staff attire. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Flintshire  >  Holywell  >  Babell
  • Phone Number: +44 1352 721008
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