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The Black Lion Inn

An object lesson in pub restoration

At a glance

Bar menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

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. 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 Raymond the butcher’s burger, brioche bun, bacon, BBQ sauce and grilled cheddar; and braised shoulder of local lamb.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 10 days January
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday (may open Monday to Tuesday in high season)
  • Opening times: Times vary
  • Lunch: Thursday to Friday and Sunday 12-2, Saturday 12-3
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Thursday 6-8, Friday 6-9, Saturday 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Timothy Taylor Landlord, local guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

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

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