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The Black Lion Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (2 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
“pies” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

6:30 on a Friday evening, three meals unavailable from a limited menu. This place suggests local, quality food from local suppliers. I would love to know where the scampi came from. Three groups of people in the same part of the dining room as me,...More

2  Thank kevinbarber58
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Walked in and were made to feel so unwelcome we walked out again. Local pub for local people, reminded us of the slaughtered lamb in American Werewolf in London. Avoid.

2  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

What can be said??? Gave this pub another chance after the owner Bryony went bankrupt. Wish I never did. First impressions were good but waitress didn't have a clue what was going on. Bit more training needed love. Food horrible and overpriced. Beer very nice...More

3  Thank tarzan1234888
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed - floors sticky and still had last years xmas decorations up - don't think it's been decorated since the smoking ban indoors - couldn't wait to get out

5  Thank 33Annie4343
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Wanted to try the Sunday lunch and was very pleased we did. I chose beef from a choice of 4 meats and there was plenty of it, plus a Yorkshire, stuffing, carrot & swede, red cabbage, roast potatoes and/or mashed - a huge plate full...More

1  Thank iacirtap
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed your Sunday dinner :) We'll definitely welcome you back - See you soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Have to say the food was first class 👏👏👏 tho sadly the young waitress needs some more training as was very little help when asked questions about the menu/food

Thank Dotty M
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the food and will take on board your feedback about the waitress. We hope you visit again soon! Phil

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Real cask ale. Traditional pub grub. Dog and kid friendly. Attentive staff. Lots of local colour and banter.

Thank professionaltourists
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family came to see us We all went down to the Black Lion for a meal which proved to be excellent in all ways warm welcome and good food Thank you

Thank Bruce M
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Great place will certainly go back again, they even booked me a taxi home back to my campsite. See you again very soon. Darren

Thank darren t
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit Darren. We hope to see you again soon! Phil

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went into the pub on Thursday lunchtime and had scrambled egg on toast. Food was OK, but when I asked for some toast it was brought to me without a knife or butter. The person (female, late teens ?) who served us seemed very indifferent...More

Thank Stuart H
Phil W, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for the review albeit disappointing to hear of the service you received. Will definitely use this for further training. We hope to see you return soon so you can see we've acted on it. Thanks Phil

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Questions & Answers
Joanns J
12 February 2018|
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Response from Dotty M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was only a guest, not the owner, best to contact them directly
11 February 2017|
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Response from Phil W | Property representative |
Hi, we open at 10:30am on a Tuesday and Wednesday for tea and coffee :)
15 August 2015|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as such but obviously, no dirty clothes or walking mud into the carpets
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ellesmere
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