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The Black Lion Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

A few years ago this derelict mid-terrace pub was bought by locals Leigh and Mari Faulkner who then restored it using slate and reclaimed oak, and filled it with auction-bought furniture. Even an old water trough found a new home. Today it has a snug, a patio, a bar with Welsh guest ales, an award-winning dining room with views of Snowdonia and AA-rated accommodation. They endeavour to source local produce and much is purchased directly from nearby farmers. One of the starters (i ddechrau) could be beetroot and Y Cwt Caws peli pabo goats’ cheese arancini, while mains (prif gwrs) include salmon and cod paupiette, crushed dill potatoes, Menai mussels and prawn broth; and Raymond the butcher’s burger, brioche bun, bacon, BBQ sauce and grilled cheddar.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 10 days Jan
  • Days closed: Mon & Tue (may open Mon & Tue in high season)
  • Opening times: Times vary
  • Lunch opening: Thu-Fri & Sun 12-2, Sat 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Wed-Thu 6-8, Fri 6-9, Sat 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Marston's Pedigree & EPA, local guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

From A55 junct 3, A5 signed Valley. In Valley at lights right (A5025), 5m to pub on right

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