Old Black Lion Inn

“The Black Lion's friendly team have a genuine regard for guest enjoyment” - AA Inspector

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HAY-ON-WYE, POWYS

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Our Inspector's View

This fine old coaching inn, with a history stretching back several centuries, has a wealth of charm and character. It was occupied by Oliver Cromwell during the siege of Hay Castle. Privately owned and personally run, it provides cosy and well-equipped bedrooms, some located in an adjacent building. A wide range of well-prepared food is provided, and the service is relaxed and friendly.

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4 Star Inn
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1-Rosette restaurant
Old Black Lion Inn
26 Lion Street, HAY-ON-WYE, HR3 5AD
Phone : 01497 820841

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 10
  • Bedrooms ground: 2
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Lounge with TV
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Dinner Served

About The area

Discover Powys

The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.

This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it. 

Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.

Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.

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