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The Old Black Lion


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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

We went for a meal, locally, and feel this place has gone downhill. The staff were very welcoming and friendly but that was the highlight. We were surrounded by fruit flies throughout the meal (I managed to kill 8!). The 3 cheeses only consisted of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Whilst visiting my Brother this weekend, we took him for a Sunday lunch here and so glad we did. They offered chicken, beef, lamb or belly pork with all the trimmings for £10.95 or any 3 meats for £13.50. I had the belly pork, my...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Marge L
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Well I don’t think I need to eat for a week!!! We had a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings and more. Made to feel very welcome and will definitely be back 😊

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Carrie S
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting our brother in Gedney we called here for lunch.we asked if they could accommodate 5 of us without a booking - they checked and agreed it was ok - even moved a couple of tables so we could all sit together which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marge L
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Had 2 meals here and would have had a third but had to cancel Nice food we were made to feel at home would definetly go back if in the area

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Geoff G
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Took out my daughter for a meal, as my granddaughter was having a girls night. owning it had been closed for some time, having been before. On entering we went to the bar, I asked for a Southern Comfort & American dry/Dry ginger, the bar...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Terry P
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We live locally and normally visit here weekly for Sunday lunch. We were on holiday on Friday 4.5.2018, we decided on the spur of the moment to go for lunch. We know both the manager and the chef. We asked for sirloin steak and were...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Gail B
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We went for Sunday lunch yesterday (18.3.2018), after a long absence. Since this establishment has changed management the meals,particularly Sunday lunches, have improved tremendously. Sadly it had gained a bad reputation but now need the old customers to return again, in order to appreciate the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gail B
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We stopped off on a Sunday afternoon so only roasts on the menu. Portions were huge and we are big eaters but couldn’t finish our meals. The food was perfectly edible but a bit bland. I noticed a previous review said the decor was a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Bob G
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Always get a walm welcome when going to the old black lion pub, great atmosphere with darts or a game of pool. Tried the food today and was beautifully cooked, definitely recommend anyone near the area to visit the pub and enjoy a few pints.

Date of visit: November 2017
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July 28, 2018|
Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
We do indeed , all we ask is if there is a group of gluten free diners of 3 or more we would appreciate a pre order phone call , benefits of this are we can home cook gluten free meals of your choice which may or may not be... More
July 20, 2018|
Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi My name is Andy and I am the landlord I may of spoke to you on your visit but didn't introduce myself and for that I apologise , thank you for visiting hope to see you again soon
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