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The Blue Lion

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took a friend here for Sunday lunch after a good walk. He enjoyed a delicious roast, and I had a fairly average smoked haddock risotto. The service was not so great. The barman was very unfriendly and the pub therefore lacked warmth. We didn't feel at all welcome really.

Thank Jan W
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights with 4 other golfers. My room in the courtyard was spacious, clean and quiet. Plenty of towels, tea making facilities, in fact everything you want from a hotel room. The bar was cosy with a log fire burning away, great selection of beers and helpful and courteous staff. The food was excellent although a little...

Thank David M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had just got a new chef and launched a new menu when we visited and couldnt fault it. Good range of choice across courses and each dish was great. The service was efficient and friendly. Again couldnt want for more. The hotel room was simple and well maintained. A nice get away recommended to all.

Thank wolfie1983
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay on a Saturday night with a group of friends eight of us in total. The pub is very traditional and a little bit dark when you first walk in, but once you get used to it, you see the real charm of the place. Our room was very clean and warm with an immaculate on suite bathroom. We...

Thank Kevin H
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a recent weekend here with my wife. We loved the location of the Blue Lion and the facilities were wonderful. The food was excellent and the beer was good too! On the whole the staff were excellent, very friendly Scotsman managed the restaurant and our young waitress was very friendly and helpful - the exception to this rule was...

1Thank Dave M
Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening at this great hotel in the Yorkshire Dales national park. There's a small bar area where you can also eat but if you can book for the dining room it's well worth it. The room is amazing, with views over the garden. The staff were friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The menu is packed with...

Thank SmithGatwick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in early April for family get together. Rooms are really nice with everything you need. Ate in the restaurant both nights we stayed and found the food excellent. Great pint of real ale served in the bar as well

Thank ChrisCumbria48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a few days at the Blue Lion with our friends and our little dog Scrabble. Lovely place & people, very welcoming. We stayed in the annex , although a bit dark in the room , very clean & comfortable. Dog was treated like a king. Food in the restaurant was lovely and the staff very friendly and a...

Thank BromsgroveBlue
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Blue Lion a few times over the last 3 years sometimes with our dogs and on this occasion without them. We have actually been given the same room each time we have stayed so can see the changes that have occurred. On this occasion we were disappointed with the cleanliness of the room, even the...

1Thank BernieinBracknell
South of England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been holidaying in Wensleydale for many years and know the area and facilities well but had never before been to the Blue Lion. So after a gorgeous week in a lovely cottage we decided to stay somewhere for another night to round off our latest holiday. Given its long standing, excellent reputation we decided to give The Blue...

Thank HappyCamper09

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the splendor of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and nestled in the heart of iconic Wensleydale the historic 18th century Blue Lion Inn encapsulates the finest elements of traditional rural England. Paul and Helen Klein have run the Blue Lion Inn for over 25 years creating a blend of quintessential English coaching inn with modern comfort to relax and recharge. Whatever you require of the Blue Lion, be it real ale and food at the bar to candlelit fine dining and beautiful accommodation you can be sure that your stay will be homely, welcoming and full of friendly character. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blue Lion

Address: East Witton | Nr Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > East Witton
Price Range: $161 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Courtyard room nice and quiet.”
davidmI7842NY, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the annex (room 15) which benefited from a private patio/lawn with table/chairs; Ideal to unwind with a glass of something :-)”
827davem, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard Rooms”
ChrisCumbria48, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the courtyard are good if you have dogs with you.”
BernieinBracknell, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“We didn't see any other rooms but based on our experience I would avoid courtyard rooms.”
HappyCamper09, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
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