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The Lion Inn

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High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
+44 1751 417320
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177 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is there anything more spectacular than the view across the moor at sunset? It'd be hard pressed to top, let alone from an historic pub, pint in hand on an early spring eve, truly magnificent. The menu is everything you'd expect, all the usual suspects. Try the steak and ale pie, it's a feast! Melt in the mouth-slow-cooked beef in... More 

Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Excellent pub, food was exceptional standard, large portions, excellent service, we went as a family & had our meal in the restaurant next to the lovely fire. The service was outstanding they was always a member of staff available. The food was lovely & plentiful. Will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank Lisa E
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Pub with no booking made. We were welcomed and seated with very friendly and welcoming staff. Dining area was clean and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The waitress took our drinks order and food order and was very helpful and had good knowledge on the preparation method as well as the side dishes. I ordered... More 

Thank Ockertdel
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have stayed at & purposely visited for food & atmosphere on numerous occasisions over the past 40 years, its never dropped in its standards, only according to the times. The food is so plentiful in portion size, the welcoming is first class & the rooms are of the highest standard, room 9 has a 4 poster. Have been snowed... More 

Thank jaynavara
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

What is a Yorkshire Pub supposed to be? Well, this one is a close to the best experience available in my opinion. Why? I think this place is a 'one size fits all' kind of place. At the Lion Inn, you are on the top of a wind swept Moore Cragg with precipitous drops either side of the escarpment. You... More 

Thank Martin R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I wanted an oak beam, real ale, good food pub for an adventure across North Yorkshire. That's exactly what we got. Food portions were too large for me, would have been better to have a small plate option as I hate wasting food. The four poster bed was tiny and a tad uncomfortable but the room beautifully warm and plenty... More 

Thank VivianC622
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Real walkers meals served here. Good food and plenty of it. Never had a bad meal. Beer great too. Good at any time of year. Thoroughly recommend. Great vegetarian menu too. Nut Roast particularly good.

Thank Carol C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My partner and I booked a table here for lunch on New Years Day. We were glad we booked as the pub was packed! We were sat in one of the dining rooms with a large table surrounded by Christmas decorations and near a fire, which all added to the atmosphere of the place. Although clearly very busy, the staff... More 

Thank Sophie M
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This traditional style country pub on the beautiful Blakey Ridge offers a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. As a group of 9 family members of very mixed age range from child to senior citizen, some with specific dietry requirements, we stopped off on a lunchtime between Christmas and New Year. The staff were really helpful and found us... More 

Thank MIB56
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

You will not be disappointed when you eat at the lion Inn. Great choice of food, very large portions and a lot of the food is really home-made. Brilliant place to eat as you take in the North Yorkshire Moors scenery.

Thank JiffTuna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Blakey, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Kirkbymoorside
  • Phone Number: +44 1751 417320

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