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The Black Lion Restaurant

Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (2 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try the Sunday lunch and was very pleased we did. I chose beef from a choice of 4 meats and there was plenty of it, plus a Yorkshire, stuffing, carrot & swede, red cabbage, roast potatoes and/or mashed - a huge plate full...More

1  Thank iacirtap
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your Sunday dinner :) We'll definitely welcome you back - See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say the food was first class 👏👏👏 tho sadly the young waitress needs some more training as was very little help when asked questions about the menu/food

Thank Dotty M
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the food and will take on board your feedback about the waitress. We hope you visit again soon! Phil

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Real cask ale. Traditional pub grub. Dog and kid friendly. Attentive staff. Lots of local colour and banter.

Thank professionaltourists
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family came to see us We all went down to the Black Lion for a meal which proved to be excellent in all ways warm welcome and good food Thank you

Thank Bruce M
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Great place will certainly go back again, they even booked me a taxi home back to my campsite. See you again very soon. Darren

Thank darren t
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit Darren. We hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went into the pub on Thursday lunchtime and had scrambled egg on toast. Food was OK, but when I asked for some toast it was brought to me without a knife or butter. The person (female, late teens ?) who served us seemed very indifferent...More

Thank Stuart H
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for the review albeit disappointing to hear of the service you received. Will definitely use this for further training. We hope to see you return soon so you can see we've acted on it. Thanks Phil

Reviewed 21 July 2017

What can I say lovely service beautiful food well worth a visit very attentive staff and very polite

Thank Grotbags21
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Can't knock the service or the food really, bit of a delay but there was a power cut in the kitchen so one of those things. No card machine but cash point 2 mins away.More

Thank berringtonSY5
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the review. Apologies for the delay due to powercut. We got it fixed as quickly as we could :) Hopefully the card machine will be installed by the brewery soon - We realise it causes some inconvenience - But at lease there are...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Been visiting the Black Lion recently since the new management as it's a friendly welcome and convivial atmosphere. Need to sort their opening times though. Called at 14:55 on Wednesday 7th July to find the front door shut, displayed opening times said all day. looked...More

2  Thank fatbat68
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for your review. The kitchen can close at different times from advertised based on managers discression. On th 14th we had too many orders to be able to fulfil in a reasonable time and so made the decision to close early to keep all...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Visited twice before and after our midweek ABC Boat Hire narrow boat holiday. Fantastic value and delicious meals. Will be back!

Thank Pontevecchio
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Awesome to hear. Glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Phil

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lovingmare
11 February 2017|
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Response from Phil W | Property representative |
Hi, we open at 10:30am on a Tuesday and Wednesday for tea and coffee :)
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Barrysue2015
15 August 2015|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as such but obviously, no dirty clothes or walking mud into the carpets
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ellesmere
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