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The Black Lion Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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| Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
+44 1654 703913
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have eaten at this pub a number of time while staying locally for a week each year . The food as ever was very good and of good value . Service was good as was the beer ,

2 Thank cliff d
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2014

After many recommendations from locals we decided to try this for an evening meal..Service and food were both excellent.Word of warning ... the meals are huge .I ordered prawn cocktail (yes I know very 70's) but I had been told to try it and tomahawk steak for main.The starter would have been enough on its own so the next time... More 

2 Thank 212Chris
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our second visit to The Black Lion, a beautiful old welsh public house. The last time we visited it was busy with locals and full of atmosphere which was great. This time it was equally as busy with a family celebration taking place. We were warmly welcomed before being served with a very generous lunch. We hope to be back... More 

2 Thank 1WhiteRose
Barry, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

What a find! Lovely old pub, loads of character, lovely food and friendly service oh and San Miguel on draught! ticked everyone of our boxes! Highly recommend we will definitely revisit when next in the area.

1 Thank KERRY B
Llanberis, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had a sandwich lunch at the Black Lion and were very pleased. Good food, well garnished. The landlady, Cheryl, was lovely. A good time.

1 Thank gw1pcd
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Found this place by chance after our favourite place was fully booked. Lovely food and homely atmosphere. Gammon was fantastic. The only let down was the lack of homemade chips.

Thank Waupley
Machynlleth, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We aren't regulars but if we fancy a good meal out this is one we always try to get a table at. They never fail to turn out a great meal at good prices. The staff are always helpful and attentive. It is worth trying but you may have to book as only an intimate space and it's popular

1 Thank Linda T
Surrey UK
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Black Lion is a really pleasant family restaurant in Derwenlas which is a hamlet only a short distance from Machynlleth on the main road to Aberystwyth. For me it's one of the nicest eateries in the area. The food is fairly traditional but with some inspired surprises and a 'specials' board that, with the main menu, gives plenty of... More 

2 Thank cheesypeas
west wales
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Delightful cosy inn with a good atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious home cooked food well worth a visit, not to expensive,I think you may need to book in busy periods.

Thank chumba1mba
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

The place itself is quaint and cosy and there are a range of local ales to choose from. The meal itself was great but the portions were enormous. I couldn't even manage my main course let alone order a dessert. Prices were reasonable and they had a good variety of meals to choose from. Definitely worth booking a table here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $22
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?