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Redcar, United Kingdom
1 review
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... More 

Thank louise6610
Charlottesville, Virginia
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87 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Not sure what more I can add from all my other reviews of the Lion Inn. This place is an absolute favorite of ours and over the many years we have been coming to northern England we always schedule a strop here. When you come in the door, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and usually packed with hikers and... More 

Thank Barb W
Portland, Oregon
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

First, let me say that it's a blessing to find an inn in the Moors, so when we're walking lots of things can be forgiven just for being the only inn for miles. That said...our room was soooo tiny we had to coordinate who goes to the bathroom in order to get around each other. There's very little space to... More 

Thank B K
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Although there was some miscommunication about our reservation due to poor cellphone reception, the staff did everything they could to make us comfortable after a long day of hiking in the cold. The next morning, the owner was kind enough to give us a lift to the train station and we couldn't have been more grateful. I would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Erin G
Whitby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

we booked a table for 7 on sat night just gone firstly a minor point it was only set for six and not set with a full compliment of cutlery .two of our party had mussels for starter both lots had closed ones indicating that they were dead and not edible anyone not been aware of this could have been... More 

1 Thank Jean M
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fantastic country Pub on the top of the North Yorkshire Moors. Cosy stone built pub, with a good selection of beers including Old Peculiar, huge meals good enough to fill up the most energetic walkers or cyclists. The bar area takes dogs that serves food and hot drinks and there is a large restaurant area to the side of the... More 

Thank jeanndavid
Brough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Pickering and my boyfriend knew the pub from his childhood. A good traditional homely pub! I can only imagine what it's like in the winter with the fires on! Very comfortable atmosphere, some great beers and drinks and proper home made food. It gets pretty busy because of its reputation and all the above reasons. We... More 

Thank Katie_lincs
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

It was a lovely place very clean tidy and great atmosphere..room 14 which we stayed in was amazing very welcoming king sized bed which was so comfortable the decor etc was very homely and we'll done the room was very well equipt and had been clean to a high standard..as for the evening meal and breakfast all I can say... More 

1 Thank susiesue73
Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

First of all, absolutely fabulous location. I recommend walking to it from somewhere farther west--it's on the Coast to Coast path. Stone interior of bar and restaurant is lovely and evocative of its long history. Hotels rooms are comfortable, sadly not stone but modern, but with nice views of the moors. Food is fine, excessively large portions but better than... More 

Thank utilitarianatlarge
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Had a lovely night at The Lion. The staff were welcoming and very helpful. Food was good, room was clean and comfy. The bathroom had a double shower and was a wet room with lots of space for disabled users We would certainly stay again

1 Thank Lisa L

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

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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