- Very Good
- 17 guest reviews
"My wife and I's first visit to Hay, this hotel is really relaxed, if you're looking for somewhere that's a bit different then this has chara..."
"We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Black Lion - the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was cosy, and we enjoyed a few drinks in th..."
"I stay here every March and there are always a few changes - this year all meals are being taken in the bar area rather than the restaurant..."
"In the town, very comfortable, very good staff, enjoyable stay..."
"The Inn was extremely charming and near to the the centre. We had dinner and enjoyed our dinner. The food was wonderful and the service good..."
About the hotel
Nestled within the market town of Hay-on-Wye, this colourful 17th Century Inn exudes historical charm and atmosphere offering quality home-cooked food, luxury accommodation and free Wi-Fi and parking. With parts of the original building dating as far back as the 1300’s, the Hotel subtly blends the elegance and whimsy of the past with the comfort and convenience of the present. Indeed, it is even reputed that Oliver Cromwell once stayed at the inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, which was then a loyalist stronghold.
Sympathetically refurbished, exposed timber beams and roaring log fires help to cultivate a homely environment and a famously warm welcome. The Inn features 10 high quality en-suite bedrooms, all of which are individually and tastefully decorated in a style reminiscent of the buildings historic past. All rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. They offer a choice of Single, Double, Twin and Superior room options. The Old Black Lion is renowned for the quality of its food and has received a host of rewards and accolades including a coveted AA Rosette. The menus, which are changed frequently, use only the best of British produce wherever possible including locally reared meat, fresh seafood from Cornwall and seasonal vegetables. The oak timbered bar with its scrubbed pine tables and comfy arm chairs is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic selection of local ales (including their own namesake ‘The Old Black Lion’). The Hotel is located in the heart of the Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye just a short drive from the A438, it also offers free on-site parking for guests. The city of Hereford is roughly 35 minutes away and offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country. For those flying in, Cardiff International Airport is about a 95 minute journey from the Hotel. The Old Black Lion is situated just a three minute walk from the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Renowned internationally as a Mecca for bibliophiles the town offers over 30 bookshops, many selling specialist and second-hand books. It is also home to the annual Hay Festival, Europe’s premier literature and arts festival. The town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of the Black Mountains. Offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Wales, the surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with both the Offas Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk passing through the town. There’s also fishing and canoeing on the River Wye, pony trekking through the hills and many more activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available
- Restaurant , Bar
- In room entertainment
- TV , Radio
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Limited Hours Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Wake Up Call Available
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- From 14:30 hours
- Until 10:30 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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94% would recommend it to a friend
Good value good food great staff
My wife and I's first visit to Hay, this hotel is really relaxed, if you're looking for somewhere that's a bit different then this has character in abundance.
The staff really made it a memorable stay; very friendly and attentive without being too 'in your face' or patronising
Lovely hotel, full of character!
We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Black Lion - the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was cosy, and we enjoyed a few drinks in the bar downstairs.
The breakfast we had there was also very nice. I will definitely stay there again if we come back to Hay.