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Blue Lion

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A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
+44 1969 624273
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rated this as poor because it isn't cheap and the quality of the food doesn't live up to the prices. We had read the reviews here but were disappointed. My starter of black pudding & duck was £7.50 for 2 small cubes of over cooked black pudding and about 4 small bits of not very nice duck, with quite... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We called in here for lunch as we were in the area. This is a lovely old pub and restaurant, a gem, large open fire, tables well spaced, a delight. We ordered our meals and got a drink and took our seats at a table across from the fire. Service was friendly/efficient without being imposing. The food was very good,... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

After 49 years of cooking Christmas Day lunch for family and friends we decided to 'rebel' and booked in at the Blue Lion, a couple of miles from home. From the start to finish, it was memorable; delicious food, lovely atmosphere, attentive and professional staff. We fully intend to repeat our 'experiment' next year !

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Having visited the Blue Lion on numerous occasions after shooting locally I thought it would be nice to take the family for lunch. The menu was fairly extensive with starters on chalk boards over the bar & main courses over the fire place, we also had a fixed price menu with plenty of choices. We all decided to have starters... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The slowly cooked duck is simply the best duck dish I have ever had but if you do want to try it it's worth telling them when you book as it sells out very quickly. It has lots of different areas to eat, little nooks and crannies which makes it quirky and fun too. They have a really good wine... More 

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Thank 1sammi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A perfect country pub. We visited on a recommendation and after a long dog walk we were looking forward to a good lunch and certainly we not disappointed. They had a good selection of real ales to be enjoyed in from of one of the log fires. There was a very tempting selection of food and both our starters and... More 

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CHERTSEY SURREY KT16 8LA
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This really is one of the best pubs in The Yorkshire Dales and over the last forty years we've been to most of them. It is a gastropub without being at all pretentious-you could stand at the bar and just have a pint without feeling uncomfortable,but then you would miss out on the wonderful food-the lunchtime set menu is one... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Firstly, I know you will be reading some excelent reviews for this establishment which im sure they have clearly earned. I have to say the food was good and in no way are we complaining about this aspect what so ever. But the rest of the experience was a disaster from the start. We booked a table some time ago... More 

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Thank simon r
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Blue Lion overlooks a picturesque little green. There are several walks from here of between 2 and 9 miles. Coaster fake walk takes you up the hills which whilst strenuous (as advised) does offer stunning views. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean staff are accommodating to needs including letting us dry our boots off in the boiler room.... More 

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Thank Helen J
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Real old world charm, wooden floors, Edwardian feel, real old country pub with no "fake factor". Log fire, wooden pews, dogs in abundance. If you want minimalist style then don't come. If you want real character and a good Yorkshire experience then give this a try. Dogs allowed in rooms, very much a shooting pub.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A6108 between Masham and Leyburn, East Witton DL8 4SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  East Witton
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 624273

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