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Black Lion

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8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
+44 1845 574302
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Muenster, Germany
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was good and the waitress was friendly, but the drinks were overpriced. Almost £5 for a pint is too much.

Thank katweje
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed in Thirsk on a number of occasions and we always try and eat at least once at the Black Lion, We have just returned from another visit and this time was no exception we eat on Weds it was steak night 2 starters and 2 meals and wine for under £40 is very good value, The quality... More 

Thank PJD794
St Albans, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only dropped in for a pint and a sandwich on a Monday afternoon, The sandwich was passable but the pint of Black Sheep had to be sent back and the replacement was not much better. To add insult to injury the price was the highest I paid in a four day reip to the North of England and at £3.95... More 

Thank JohnManning42
Durham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Black Lion on Saturday night we some friends, luckily we managed to get the last table. The food was delicious, three of us had the steak and ale pie and one has steak & chips. The food was lovely, plenty of choices, good quality, well presented by helpful friendly staff in pleasant surroundings. We have eaten here... More 

Thank Trevor T
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious here we had the 2/3 course menu and i thought the price was very reasonable. In all would highly reccomend the food, atmosphere and staff. Thanks.

Thank sally h
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered two omelettes, initially told none left!? No eggs in the kitchen?! Asked for the home made chips as on the menu but at 12.45 lunch time approx told there were none left!!!! Accepted the fries instead. No spuds in the kitchen?! Asked for Americano which tasted like luke warm weak instant coffee. Approx 35 mins later the omelettes came.... More 

Thank Lynda F
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180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on spec for Sunday lunch. The menu was just average with the usual roast beef, belly pork and veggie option. We went straight for the mains. My husband opted for the roast beef and I had the belly pork with stuffing. My husband asked for half of lime and soda but received a pint. Food arrived... More 

Thank McDonald184
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last month for tea with friends, to start with there were only a handful of people eating but did get a little busier which improved the atmosphere. Food was great value as we all had 3 courses for £20. All good size portions, we were all full after our main but managed a pudding as the choice was... More 

Thank Fiona B
Haworth, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us called in for our lunch and we were not disappointed. The service was good and the food was tasty and well presented. Would definitely recommend the food here

Thank Chris H
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday whilst passing through thirsk. 4 friends and myself enjoyed lunch here. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The waitress who served us was great.

Thank Jadeees

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
French, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 574302
****2015/2016 Rosette Award**** The Black Lion Bar & Bistro offer a great selection of delicious excellently prepared French and English cuisine sourcing locally produced ingredients. Set Menus available £16.95 for 3 course French or English and full A la Carte menu available

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?