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The Black Lion Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
+44 1352 721008
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (4 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a meal with the family (4 adults and a child). Food was beautiful and enjoyed by all. My son said it's the best burger he had ever had. I had the burger too and I couldn't disagree.

Thank msc0000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once upon a time the black lion was a destination place and attracted diners from all over the north west. And rightly so...it was one of the best places to enjoy a fine meal.that was sometime ago, and a few different tenants later... It's fair...More

3  Thank saturnia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across the Black Lion by accident, I even asked the Landlady for the post code cos I knew I would probably never find it again (CH88PZ). The views across the welsh mountains we beautiful, great walking country. Going inside we met people who...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a couple of friends to The Black Lion. We knew it was a good choice from past experience, and we weren't disappointed! The food was plentiful and was cooked to perfection. Between us, we had the rump steak, the veggie burger and the fish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to for a pub lunch and had a great experience. The Combo platter was excellent with all the items having been freshly cooked. The experience was enhanced by excellent service from the young lady behind the bar whose name I...More

Thank Noel_Butler_3112
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Used to eat at the black regularly but not since it closed and then re opened. The decor is nice in the refurbished but kept a nice village pub theme with the fire and country touches. Ordered Sunday lunch generous slices of beef and gravy....More

Thank Gaz C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great setting, love the new refurbished look. Brilliant service and lovely food. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What a love place Excellent service food was beautiful Had a share platter for 2 which did 3 of us Husband had a burger Daughter had children's lasagna And I had steak all cooked beautifully Highly recommend anyone too go if in the area

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Called up here for Sunday lunch while visiting family. I can be quite fussy when it come to eating out, but this place gets it so right. The food was sensational, the service was excellent, and the staff are so friendly. I cannot recommend "The...More

Thank aber-matt
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for a bite to eat after it had been recommended to me by a friend......I was not disappointed!!! The fish dish was superb, and my friend had the pride burger. Wow! Is all I can say. Totally recommend a visit to this pub.

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Ro G
13 March 2015|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - it was a while back and I was more interested in the food than the staff attire. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 11:30
17:00 - 11:30
17:00 - 11:30
17:00 - 12:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Babell, Holywell CH8 8PZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Flintshire  >  Holywell  >  Babell
  • Phone Number: +44 1352 721008
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