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The Black Lion Inn

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” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We had booked prior to our visit after reading how busy this small pub can be. We shared a starter of honeyed goats cheese and salad. We both ordered slow cooked pork belly with potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious and fresh. It made a...More

Thank mikesandra8
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Whilst searching for a pleasant Sunday lunch whilst my brother was visiting the area, we chose the very picturesque Black Lion. In Derwenlas on the A487 outside Machynlleth towards Aberystwyth. The atmosphere was very friendly with a birthday group also being served. Our food did...More

Thank MrsFKHM
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We've been wanting to eat here for a while but not being local we found it never looked open. Friends assured us it was so we called in and booked a table for Saturday evening. It was surprisingly quiet but that meant service was speedy....More

Thank Wiltshirewanderer77
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A small pub with poor parking facilities but it offers really good food in a cosy atmosphere . Worth booking a table if you want to eat here . We have eaten here a number of times and I would recomend to others .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Called in with a friend without booking but were lucky to get a table. Service was great, warm and helpful. The food was excellent , try the ribs. It looks like a charming little pub from the outside, cosy inside and the food is first...More

Thank 633bethanw
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a friend's birthday here and the service was impeccable, friendly and unintrusive. The pub decor is traditional and very cosy, dimly lit and every corner screams character. A good drinks selection with spirits and local ales. The menu is very extensive for a...More

Thank Oana_eat_world
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Very popular with the locals but also used by visitors. Food and beverage available. Traditional bar with large widescreen tv. The premiership football match was on live on arrival which was a bonus. Variety of beers and lagers. There was also a dining area and...More

Thank Gavin B B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Popped here for lunch on Easter Sunday, three courses for £17.95, food was beautiful. Pub was nice and cosy, would love to spend an evening here and have a few drinks in front of the fire. Staff were lovely, can't wait to return. Little gem...More

Thank lou1978
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place. Very old and in keeping with how a pub should be, quirky and full of personality this place is fabulous. Ales were good and food looked traditional, never sampled so cannot comment on quality. I loved the atmosphere and people were...More

1  Thank jo f
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We needed a venue where we could order an early Christmas dinner for a special family get-together. The reviews on this site filled me with confidence, so I contacted Colin to see if it was possible. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank-you, Colin and staff....More

1  Thank vjbWorcestershire
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Myra C
5 May 2017|
Response from colincheryl | Property representative |
Sorry we are only open Sunday lunch time, when we do a traditional roast dinner.
Marty J
26 August 2016|
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Response from Keith T | Reviewed this property |
Seems like Aaron has answered the question.
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
USD 5 - USD 22
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A487 | Machynlleth, Machynlleth SY20 8TN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703913
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