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Black Lion

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8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
+44 1845 574302
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful food friendly staff relaxed setting would eat there again 100% lovely market town rural country relaxed feeling about the place

Thank Katie R
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very close to being a really great place to eat, just lacking a little polish. The setting is quite relaxed and comfortable and wasn't too busy for a Saturday night. The menu has enough choice with two courses for £17 excellent value. The mains were really nice though both had lumpy mash, not sure whether this is intentional... More 

Thank Gary B
Thirsk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are local to Thirsk and often visit here and the food is always amazing and the staff are always friendly and helpful specially with us having a young baby who they go out of there way to cater for I would definitely recommend it for all people family's or couples.

Thank plunkett113
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on our way to Hawes and was worth the 5 hour drive from London. Amazing food, with great décor and a warm and homely atmosphere. I would definitely visit them again, even if just for the steak.

Thank cachexic765
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked by phone and went today. Mulled sloe gin, excellent food, great service and a comfortable, busy pub/restaurant. Would definitely recommend and will return

1 Thank kay b
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starter - 2 x chipped plates and 1 x under cooked chicken goujons (back to the kitchen)! Main course was a definite improvement but I wouldn't rush back.

Thank betsy1420
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Black Lion tonight for a meal, we were allowed our dog Alfie Paws to come with us if we dined on the wooden floor area, which did not present us with a problem. Delicious food, as always with a feeling the new management will make it even better. Lovely relaxed evening before a hectic weekend. Would recommend to... More 

1 Thank salnandy
Northallerton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we found this place by chance We have dined as a twosome a foursome and a party of over 20.The food is constantly good the service excellent with a good atmosphere.Everyone we have dined with has been more than happy and we have known many who have returned at a later date.Although prices have risen slightly it is still... More 

Thank T243VYjoanc
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading back from a cold and windy Whitby we stopped at the Black Lion before finishing our journey. What a great choice it proved to be. Exceptionally friendly service, great coffee, a welcome vegetarian menu for my partner and a wonderful Croque Monsieur for me. The menu is extensive and the offerings, plentiful and appetising to say the least. This... More 

Thank Martin G
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went a couple of weeks ago and had an omelette each. They were lovely, the best we have had. We returned today for lunch. I had steak baguette and husband had linguine. Filling and lovely again! Well worth a visit!

Thank Joanne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
French, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 574302
****2015/2016 Rosette Award**** The Black Lion Bar & Bistro offer a great selection of delicious excellently prepared French and English cuisine sourcing locally produced ingredients. Set Menus available £16.95 for 3 course French or English and full A la Carte menu available

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