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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 410 reviews

Town centre location and excellent range of bedrooms

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At a glance

Family rooms
Dogs welcome

Situated in the historic market town of Richmond, the Black Lion is a traditional family-run inn which dates back to 1697. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, and the public areas are full of original character and charm with a range of seating areas including a snug. Menus offer a good selection of pub classics. Breakfasts are served in the Shiraz restaurant which is also available to hire as a function room. On-site parking is available to the rear.


  • Rooms: 14
  • Family rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1


  • Children welcome


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 30
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30

Getting here

A1(M) take A1/A66. At roundabout take A6108 to Richmond.

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