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The Black Lion Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, International, Pub
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Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
+44 1691 622418
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found out that the Black Lion had reopened a week or so ago with a new landlord, so we decided to call in for an evening meal and see what it was like. The first impression was that the new landlord (called Dan) and his staff are really friendly and welcoming, which made me feel properly comfortable even before... More 

Thank organic333
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Have been reasonably regular visitors to the pub after a walk from Colemere. This time, arrived at 12.45. We were told they had only just opened, we were the only people there for the whole time. The pub was very cold, heating wasn't on when we arrived. We didn't take coats off for the whole time. Meal was very disappointing.... More 

1 Thank karen j
stoke on trent
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

called in late on after 6 for food . what a lovely place nice décor and candles a lovely touch. food as excellent steak cooked to perfection and a lovely couple name Karen and Richard who is also the chef . will definitely return to have the sunday lunch . give it a try you will not be disappointed .

Thank StokeOnTrentMary
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely meal here, we don't get to eat out often so we were really happy that it exceeded our expectations. Since the new owners have take over it had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The owners have put a lot of thought and effort into the decor and layout so... More 

Thank Cathy A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Enjoyed a whirlwind tour of the Llangollen canals at the start of the monht and stopped in Elsemere for food. The Black Lion was conveniently close to our boat so we gave it a go. Service was great, very welcoming and happy to accommodate our group complete with pram and 7 week old. Sizeable menu and a pleasing variety of... More 

Thank Lewis R
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were on the canal and had arranged to meet friends for a meal. We were all welcomed by friendly proprietor. He was running the bar whilst his wife away and had brought in a temporary chef to take over his usual rôle. The menu was limited which can be a good sign and I was happy with faggots. I... More 

Thank CurryCanals
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were holidaying on the canal and had moored in the town. We had previously visited over 10 years ago, and we booked a table for early Sunday evening. When we arrived we were welcomed by the landlady. The building is a lovely old coaching inn, full of character and original features. She explained that they had only taken over... More 

Thank juliameg1
Traralgon, Australia
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767 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We are holidaying on the canal having a great time and decided to stop the night here at Ellesmere. Went into town and decided to eat at the Black Lion . The Lady there was very nice and we were soon seated in the nice cosy lounge artea having a very nice beer and cider. We ordered from the menu... More 

Thank roy v
Chester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited here on our journey on Llangollen canal. Very convenient for the canal but the service was poor and food not brilliant. I had a steak which was ok - but that's it. Partner had the Sunday dinner but sadly this did not live up to our expectations. Would suggest that we would not return

2 Thank chesterdave2012
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Four of us arrived at 7pm and were told we would have to wait 30mins. After 50 mins people who had arrived after us were seated and given their food even though we hadn't ordered. By this time the restaurant was virtually empty but we were told that they were very overworked and they couldn't guarantee when we would be... More 

5 Thank Lf1947

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ellesmere
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 622418

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Witham, United Kingdom
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Shropshire, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?