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The Black Lion Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
+44 1352 721008
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday Lunch, food was really good quality and plentiful. The service was good too, my son was pleased as his request for ‘Extra Rosties’ was fully met by a bowl of 8 extra (non left at the end I have to say...More

Thank MarkDUK1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to believe that The Black Lion has been reopened for twelve months already. We used to visit regularly but the place closed down. I don't think that it was anything to do with me!!. But it is now in the capable hands of...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The black lion has been beautifully renovated - it has a lovely, friendly ambience to it these days and deserves to be successful as the owners have clearly put a lot of money and effort into it. We called in on a Thursday evening for...More

Thank Cmyk77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely place. The atmosphere was relaxed as was the decor - not what I was expecting at all from the outside. I could imagine myself staying there for a few hours reading and passing the time. The food was delicious. My husband...More

Thank rachellh996
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal last night, yet again brilliant food and service! Loving what you've done with the place natalie, always something new each time we visit. Hope you don't mind the pictures we took!

1  Thank MayPalmer144
Natalie W, Owner at The Black Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! It's always a pleasure to have you here. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed October 4, 2017

The pub is not very big so it is advisable to book. The meal we had was very enjoyable the food was very nice not too much.

Thank emma090272
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Went here for a meal with the family (4 adults and a child). Food was beautiful and enjoyed by all. My son said it's the best burger he had ever had. I had the burger too and I couldn't disagree.

Thank msc0000
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Once upon a time the black lion was a destination place and attracted diners from all over the north west. And rightly so...it was one of the best places to enjoy a fine meal.that was sometime ago, and a few different tenants later... It's fair...More

3  Thank saturnia
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We came across the Black Lion by accident, I even asked the Landlady for the post code cos I knew I would probably never find it again (CH88PZ). The views across the welsh mountains we beautiful, great walking country. Going inside we met people who...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Took a couple of friends to The Black Lion. We knew it was a good choice from past experience, and we weren't disappointed! The food was plentiful and was cooked to perfection. Between us, we had the rump steak, the veggie burger and the fish...More

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Ro G
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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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