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The Lion Inn

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I have Been a few times now and always a treat as always lovely food and friendly staff. Always feels cosy . We are not local and don't mind the drive out as always worth it. Food portions are huge couldn't eat it all even though was really nice and wanted too.

1Thank mrssmcgee
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We made a de-tour on our way home from a weekend away and had a bar meal yesterday lunch time. There was quite a lot of snow outside but inside the pub the open fires were roaring making the place feel very welcoming and cosy. The food was great; the best bar meals we've had for quite some time and...

Thank ChickenLady12
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Took the wife for a Christmas eve treat. And a treat it was. Car park full to the brim, not a seat in the pub, stood waiting in this charming pub for a seat to become available, Even though extremely busy the staff were great. which wasn't long at all. Food arrived fairly quickly considering how busy it was. Love...

1Thank Mozzamoloney
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The Inn is very old with lovely bar areas, low doorways and a nice beer garden. The location is amazing - up on the moors away from anywhere. The rooms were very nice and staff friendly. Was a highlight of the Coast to Coast walk!

Thank MrsMainlander
Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The Lion Inn is in a remote location on the North Yorks Moors with wonderful panoramic views. The place is welcoming with real fires in the bars and restaurant and has a nice 'feel' to it. The bedrooms were spotless, comfortable and warm, in fact a little too warm through the night. On arrival we booked a table for our...

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 28 November 2015

There are not so many places where you can find warming food and roaring fires in the top of the Yorkshire Moors, but this is one. On the course of the Coast to Coast Walk it is also well known by locals and day trippers for serving large portions of good food - with a great variety available. They also...

Thank DarloFoodie
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The Lion Inn is centuries old, with a place of hospitality on the site, at times monastic perhaps since the 13th century. I have known it for almost 70 years, since childhood, being brought during family holidays at nearby Lealholm. More recently I became Vicar of Kirkbymoorside, with Farndale, Bransdale and Gillamoor some 30yrs ago and was delighted to discover...

1Thank skypilot60
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed at the Lion Inn on Saturday 24th October, had a fantastic stay we absolutely love it and will definitely be coming back to visit again. I was really surprised at how big the place was and it was packed all day & night to say it's in the middle of nowhere. Portion sizes were huge for the food,...

Thank Soupysash80
Worksop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This Inn is on top of the moor, with great views(when there is no hill fog) The rooms are adequate but the beds are a little on the small side. Good selection of beer and spirits including Pusser's Rum (one of my favourite) The food was excellent, adequate portions and well cooked, The staff are friendly even when busy, (country...

Thank nowretire
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Visited in June and booked to stay for 3 nights. Room mediocre and bed creaked every time one of us turned over. Requested poached eggs on toast for breakfast. Literally received two overcooked eggs in the middle of a dinner plate and a piece of cold pre buttered toast cut in half. Breakfasts mixed up with the table seated next...

Thank Diane N

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Lion Inn

Address: High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirkbymoorside
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Lion Hotel Kirkbymoorside
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“Choose an upstairs room if you want better views”
caroln37, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms leading right up stairs from the pub if you want a more quiet room.”
noramarie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No idea about rooms but the location is stunning.”
JohnC816, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All are good. All quiet. All views are good.”
ssharp13, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We only go for meals. Never stayed in the hotel so can't comment.”
smoggy18, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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