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Old Black Lion Inn

26 Lion Street, HAY-ON-WYE, HR3 5AD

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Dating from the 17th century, the whitewashed inn has bags of character, with beams in low ceilings and stone fireplaces. You can eat in the bar or in the dining room. A starter of partridge pâté with a port-enriched blackberry sauce sounds straightforward enough, but the kitchen puts thought and effort into all its output, so it may also present main courses of fillet of monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with potatoes crushed with red pesto and salad, and a winter dish of slowly cooked venison shoulder with celeriac mash and seasonal vegetables. End memorably with vanilla pannacotta with coffee and frangelico syrup.

Further information

Tel: 01497 820841
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 24-26 Dec
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British, Italian
Chef: Maximillion Evilio
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £12.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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1m off A438. From TIC car park turn right along Oxford Rd, pass NatWest Bank, next left (Lion St), hotel 20yds on right
Nearest station: Hereford

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