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The Black Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
+44 1709 812575
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (11 reviews)
“apple crumble” (3 reviews)
“crawfish” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 New Road, Rotherham S81 8JY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased to see the Black Lion open for business again. Good news they had Becks Blue for the driver, very disappointed with the quality of the Estrella (beer of Barcelona) . The quality of the food was excellent.Expect to pay a premium price for...More

Thank SheffieldJane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called one evening for dinner,. Had the steak and ale pie which was excellent, packed full with meat, huge pie. Very pleasant country decor, well worth a visit

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a local pub which does very good quality food and drinks. Cocktail menu is impressive, and good prices c£6 upwards. We went for Sunday dinner. The beef sirloin was one of the best Sunday dinner meats I have had in a long time. Prices...More

Thank lia786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was good with lots of out of the ordinary choices and the food was good too. Notice I’m using the word good a lot, that’s because it was good but not excellent! Prices however indicated that it should have been excellent, £25 for...More

Thank Geoff S
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Geoff Thanks for taking the time to review us. We have only just taken over and have redecorated throughout! Sorry that it’s not to your taste. It’s a relaxed country pub and that’s the environment we are going for. You’re right, £25 for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is warm - we were seated next to an open fire! The service is quite slow (apparently because the kitchen cannot cope with too many orders at the same time) - it took ten minutes from getting our drinks at the bar to...More

Thank Alan S
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review. Were so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Unlike many places, we run to strict timescales. Our kitchen is tiny and there is no more room for more staff in there,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At last The Black Lion Roars again, The new landlord Joe and manager Christina have worked hard to make the Black Lion a lovely welcoming country pub with friendly staff, amazing food, excellent Beers and Wines, just how a country pub should be run. We...More

1  Thank James L
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James, Thanks so much for such a lovely review!! We’re so glad that you enjoy what the Black Lion now has to offer, and it’s great to be part of a team that are making such a great pub in such a great village...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very enjoyable evening at the Black Lion with friends. The menu is interesting and the food tasty and very reasonably priced for the excellent quality. Our friend said his fillet steak was one of the best he had eaten for a long time...More

3  Thank Batbobali
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your fillet. Someone else from the same week said the same! The fish pie is going down well and we’re glad you enjoyed it! See you...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Really good buzz in the pub when we arrived, very different from our last visit. Great welcome from all the staff and very efficient bar service. Good range of items on the menu. My brother had the steak pie. Be warned if you order it...More

Thank Alan B
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi Alan, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We had the steak pie and fish pie for lunch the other day too, and agree the steak pie is plenty for anyone!! Comments noted about the tables. We will...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Popped in last night for an early tea. Steak & Frites, & Fish Pie. Both excellent. Well refurbished. Great staff. Well don Joe & Becky+

Thank davidrboyne
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi David, Thanks for writing such a lovely review. Super glad you enjoyed your pie and steak frites. We just love that lovely rump! Kindest Regards Wallace, Gwendoline, and all at the BL

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Lovely meal I had the duck and my husband had the pheasant,when it came it was beautifully presented,and tasted even better!!! The food was excellent!! We will be going again ,as all the menu looked yummy !!!More

Thank kezmickwogan
Joe H, Owner at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi there, Thanks so much for writing such a lovely review, and we’re so glad that you enjoyed your food. Game is really popular at the Black Lion at this time of year, so we’re happy you liked it!! Regards Joe, Becky & All at...More

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Questions & Answers
24 November 2017|
Response from Joe H | Property representative |
Hi there, starting week commencing 27/11/17 we will be open every day for lunch. It is advisable to book to reduce the chances of you having to wait. Kind regards Joe
11 September 2016|
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Response from john2501 | Reviewed this property |
12-3.30 for food and until 5 for drinks. Just asked at the bar right now.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
We are a high quality country inn offering pub classics alongside more refined a la carte menus. Dogs and country folk welcome! See you soon!
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