The Old Black Lion Hotel & Restaurant

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The Old Black Lion Hotel & Restaurant

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The Old Black Lion Inn is privately owned and personally managed by the resident proprietor Dolan Leighton who looks forward to welcoming you as her guest. An historic 17th Century Inn, it is situated close to what was known as the Lion Gate, one of the original entrances into the medieval walled town of Hay-on-Wye. The Old Black Lion has 10 quality en-suite bedrooms situated in either the Main Building, the Coach House or the Cottage. The rooms provide all modern amenities with direct dial Telephones, WiFi internet access, Hairdryers, colour TV’s, Tea & Coffee making facilities and our famous Teddy Bears to keep you company.We are particularly proud of the atmospheric beamed Cromwell Suite with its own galleried seating area.

Our team of talented chefs make serve up a mouth-watering menu every day, and use the finest seasonal and local produce to create new specials on a weekly basis. So, however often you drop in, you’ll always find something new to try on the menu. We have two dining areas, in the Main Bar or in the cosy Den which has easy chairs as well as dining tables. There is a pianist playing in the Bar most Friday evenings to make it an extra special occasion. Whatever you choose to eat, we’ve got the perfect wine to accompany your meal too. Choose from our carefully selected wine list, or opt for a refreshing craft beer, lager, Herefordshire cider or cask ale instead. If you have any questions about food ingredients we are able to provide sources and information on allergens to allow informed choices to be made for those with specialised dietary requirements.

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Contact Us

26 Lion Street ,
Hay-on-Wye, Monmouthshire , HR3 5AD


[email protected]



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