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Reviewed 28 November 2015

There are not so many places where you can find warming food and roaring fires in the top of the Yorkshire Moors, but this is one. On the course of the Coast to Coast Walk it is also well known by locals and day trippers for serving large portions of good food - with a great variety available. They also...

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The Lion Inn is centuries old, with a place of hospitality on the site, at times monastic perhaps since the 13th century. I have known it for almost 70 years, since childhood, being brought during family holidays at nearby Lealholm. More recently I became Vicar of Kirkbymoorside, with Farndale, Bransdale and Gillamoor some 30yrs ago and was delighted to discover...

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed at the Lion Inn on Saturday 24th October, had a fantastic stay we absolutely love it and will definitely be coming back to visit again. I was really surprised at how big the place was and it was packed all day & night to say it's in the middle of nowhere. Portion sizes were huge for the food,...

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Worksop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This Inn is on top of the moor, with great views(when there is no hill fog) The rooms are adequate but the beds are a little on the small side. Good selection of beer and spirits including Pusser's Rum (one of my favourite) The food was excellent, adequate portions and well cooked, The staff are friendly even when busy, (country...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Visited in June and booked to stay for 3 nights. Room mediocre and bed creaked every time one of us turned over. Requested poached eggs on toast for breakfast. Literally received two overcooked eggs in the middle of a dinner plate and a piece of cold pre buttered toast cut in half. Breakfasts mixed up with the table seated next...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Had not been for some time but it was just as I remembered. Not as busy as usual, so easy to find a table and order food. The cod was fantastic with crispy batter and tasty white fish and as always a massive portion. Not the cheapest place to eat but if you want good home cooked food in lovely...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We visited here on 6th October 2015 as it was recommended by the place we was staying. Me and boyfriend both had a starter which was lovely, for main course he had the T- bone steak and I had the lamb, it was the best lamb if ever had! The only down fall was that we didn't have any room...

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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful pub in extremely picturesque setting on top of the moor. I can't recommend it more and will be returning frequently. The rooms are clean, the staff friendly and the evening meals are excellent. The best full English breakfast I have ever had!

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I first visited the 'Lion Inn' on Blakey Ridge in the 'sixties, it's about eight miles in either direction from the nearest large village, in the middle of the North York Moors . Frequently snowed in, in winter, but an idea place to get stranded! I pop in for a pint of generally good ale, a lot of it local,...

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Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My hubby booked a overnight stay for a birthday surprise. The room was lovely, everything you would need. Lovely friendly staff, we had an evening meal which was Huge!! the food was delicious. The bed was so comfy and the room so quiet we had a great nights sleep. There was a good choice at breakfast, I'm gluten free and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Lion Inn

Address: High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirkbymoorside
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Lion Hotel Kirkbymoorside
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“Avoid the rooms leading right up stairs from the pub if you want a more quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles noramarie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No idea about rooms but the location is stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnC816, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All are good. All quiet. All views are good.”
 of 5 bubbles ssharp13, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We only go for meals. Never stayed in the hotel so can't comment.”
 of 5 bubbles smoggy18, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Never had a bad one”
 of 5 bubbles ianhR4457RF, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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