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The Black Lion Inn

) #4 of 27 Restaurants in Machynlleth $$ - $$$ , British,
A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
+44 1654 703913
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (9 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
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Reviews (155)
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51 - 60 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is an old family run pub/restaurant with a homely atmosphere. Something on the menu for everybody at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Always lovely food & great service. Lovely homely little place. Always best to book if it's a planned meal out as its always so busy.

Thank Caryl Mai Edwards
Reviewed 29 July 2015

With only living down the road from here I have been going to the Black Lion for over 20 years and the food has been delicious every single time. I have never had a meal there yet that I haven't been very very happy with....More

Thank Bikebabe69
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Found on this site but subsequently recommended by a local and every good thing I'd read and heard were indeed true. Great food, lovely atmosphere. Generous, large portions, you need to be very hungry. Couldn't fit in my favourite sweet of rhubarb crumble as I...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 6 July 2015

ate twice during a four day stay, more a restaurant than a pub this establishment provides lovely food, real local beers within a nice friendly environment.

1  Thank bammers54
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is a 450 year old inn with all the charm you would expect from an authentic country pub. Food is good; quantity large (seemed to be true in all the Welsh pubs). You should book a table ahead.

Thank AWCScot
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Great food, would recommend a visit if you're in the area. The potions sizes are large so you may not need a starter

Thank jojowoolybak
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

8 in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. the Black pudding starter was beautiful and large portion. I had Belly pork with mash and veg which was cooked well. my friends had steaks and several had the enormous mixed grill which was amazing....More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We're on a short break with family. Booked on recommendations from guide in cottage we're staying in. So glad we did. Great menu and fantastic specials. Portions are extremely generous. Starters to rival many other places' main meals. Kids' meals just as generous. The quality...More

Thank shakes72
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is a lovely restaurant, Friendly and welcoming. This is our second visit and we we're not dissappointed. The food is excellent and puddings are out of this world and large|

Thank karen e
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Myra C
Is it open at lunchtime midweek?
4 May 2017|
Response from colincheryl | Property representative |
Sorry we are only open Sunday lunch time, when we do a traditional roast dinner.
Marty J
Dogs allowed? If not in restaurant, can we eat in the bar, if they're allowed in there?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Keith T | Reviewed this property |
Seems like Aaron has answered the question.
Is a small dog allowed in the bar, can I eat in the bar? Heather
20 June 2016|
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Response from Mrhappydays | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry best call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913
  • E-mail
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