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The Black Lion Hotel Restaurant

Swan Square, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Abergele LL22 8RY, Wales
+44 1745 720205
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Square, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Abergele LL22 8RY, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited Llanfair TH for over 45 years, but haven't had a meal here for ages. The pub has obviously been refurbished in recent times and looks nice and clean while retaining a country pub atmosphere. Great location by the beautiful River Elwy, where I...More

1  Thank JKG53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food excellent and well presented. Lovely surroundings. Staff friendly and helpful. If car park full addition parking over the road

1  Thank Duck772015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John the manager and his staff are all lovely polite and friendly . Good service and food top notch we visit here at least every few weeks and birthdays etc. Would highly recommend. J

1  Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the pub several times the staff are always friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent but a little pricey but you do get plenty to eat. The place is always clean but can get busy at times especially at weekends, so if eating...More

1  Thank senterlinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating at the Black for a few years now and have never been disappointed. The whole experience never fails to impress. Sunday lunches are particularly good and great value. Booking is advisable it is very popular indeed - and quite rightly so!!

1  Thank stevemorrisstephen
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here with a friend and our young children for an early tea. Staff found us a table, the restaurant was fully booked up, but not till later on. Food was lovely and very good portions. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was...More

1  Thank Katie T
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This most pleasant country establishment is more restaurant than pub. It has an interesting menu, and good but not gastro food. The service is good from friendly staff. It is conveniently located a few miles from Abergele in a pleasant location near the river, on...More

1  Thank bentleycar
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the black lion. Nice warm welcome from every staff member we came across, the food was so tasty! We highly recommend the fish cake starter! Room was clean, comfortable and good size. Top quality stay. We will be back...More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We eaten at the Lion on quite a few occasions and have always enjoyed a lovely, well cooked, hot meal. We have always been made very welcome by the staff and enjoy the atmosphere. Our complaint is that the menu hardly ever changes, so we...More

1  Thank 397foodlover
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here for 2 nights THE HOTEL the hotel is quiet and cosy and very clean the staff are really pleasent, helpful and friendly and can't do enough for you THE ROOMS The room we stayed in Bodrum, was large with...More

1  Thank Tracyw197
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Dave S
August 10, 2017|
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Response from john1014 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
not the best
April 4, 2017|
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Response from John F | Property representative |
Yes we do
david h
January 22, 2017|
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Response from John F | Property representative |
Best to book Sat. night and all day Sunday but we now open every Monday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan Square, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Abergele LL22 8RY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Abergele  >  Llanfair Talhaiarn
  • Phone Number: +44 1745 720205
High quality home cooked food is at the heart of what we do at The Black Lion, our aim is to provide our customers with high quality food using the best local produce, and our food can be complemented with our real ales and fine wines from around the world.The Black Lion is situated in an official area of "outstanding natural beauty" & only six miles from the coast, so we are close to the some of the most beautiful countryside in Wales as well as the seaside!Our outside seating area sits on the banks on the river Elwy and we are surrounded by stunning countryside, so even if your only stop is at The Black Lion you can still enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Wales has to offer. John & the team would like to welcome all to The Black Lion & they look forward to making your stay with us both enjoyable & memorable. With our high quality food and accommodation, real ales, fine wines from around the world and our specialty coffees, there will be something for all in our beautiful country pub!
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