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The Black Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
+44 1709 812575
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I met up here for a chat and meal mid-week. It was quiet, so lacked atmosphere but decor is very much 'country pub'-tartan fabric, old furniture. Comfortable. Clean. We were sat near a real fire so nice and cosy. Staff friendly and service quick. Steak and ale pie was delicious as was the apple crumble. We plan... More 

1 Thank gill52015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not visited this pub for some time but what a wonderful lunch we had today. They open the doors spot on 12noon for lunch so we had to wait in the car for a few minutes but it was all worthwhile. The restaurant is very welcoming, lovely furnishings and it was lovely and warm without being overpowering. We... More 

1 Thank Janet P
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always on the lookout for a decent spot for a weekend lunch we came across the Black Lion on Tripadvisor and ventured across for Saturday lunch. The menu covers all the traditional pub options, we choose the steak pie with chips and peas - it was excellent and a very generous portion. The cheesecake for pudding was especially good, not... More 

1 Thank Oliver S
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner chose this venue for my birthday meal ( not an important one thankfully) as someone had recommended it (some time ago). The atmosphere was good and the locals were very friendly considering we were not from Firbeck and it was the middle of January. They even had a trip advisor plaque on the wall between the toilet doors.... More 

1 Thank Lysasmith
Philip R, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this review

I find it difficult to accept this review. Firstly the Trip Adviser plaque has never been between the toilet doors, its near to the front door. But more importantly look at the reviews around yours and you see how people enjoy their food at the Black Lion. Methinks you probably had a bad birthday and we got the backlash. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely home cooked food, good varied menu, great hospitality, overall a great experience, we shall return 😊

Thank Leah T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Recent visit to the Lion with old friends. Good choice of red wine, real ales and a roaring fire. We were part of a group of 10 people eating together. Steaks were spot on as ordered with really good sauces and everyone enjoyed their meal which was served together and came out in good time. Bar staff are welcoming, helpful... More 

Thank Simon D
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is lovely - far better than 'chain' pubs! The food is well presented and the ingredients high quality. It's also great to see a village pub thriving in the heart of a relatively small community. Dogs are welcome- an added bonus for walkers and people like me who have a dog that makes the best sad 'don't... More 

Thank Peggyivy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

What a chance find. Not from the area, so followed signage from the main Maltby Road, and so glad we did. Nice friendly welcoming atmosphere, with good, fresh wholesome food, and served in decent sized portions to boot - just what you want. Would recommend to anyone who is in this area.

Thank Chris_P5451
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Whether you are visiting for a special occasion or a casual visit, The Black Lion Firbeck is a great place to dine or have a few drinks. The pub is very nicely decorated with a quaint essential English country pub feel. A the heart of the pub is a roaring open fire, perfect for after those long winter walks around... More 

Thank James P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited the Black Lion last week after a recommendation from a friend and it was lovely. The pub itself is very homely and the staff really friendly. The main meals were lovely and all six of us really enjoyed the food. I'd recommend the pie - delish!

Thank CM2887

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham
  • Phone Number: +44 1709 812575

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