The Old Black Lion

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Free WiFi
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Overview of The Old Black Lion

The Old Black Lion

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
Lion Street, Nr Hereford, Hereford, Wales, HR3 5AD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRichard Booth's Bookshop2 min walk
  • Popular LocationHay Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationWhitney Bridge12 min drive

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About this area


The Old Black Lion is located in Hereford. Whitney Bridge and Longtown Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Brecon Beacons National Park and Pwll-y-wrach Nature Reserve. Hergest Croft Gardens and Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Richard Booth's Bookshop - 2 min walk
  • Hay Castle - 6 min walk
  • Whitney Bridge - 12 min drive
  • Pwll-y-wrach Nature Reserve - 15 min drive
  • Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Hereford Station - 31 min drive


  • Oscar's Bistro - 2 min walk
  • Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour - 3 min walk
  • Hay Takeaway - 4 min walk
  • The Granary - 4 min walk
  • The Old Electric Shop - 4 min walk

About this property

The Old Black Lion

Hotel in Hereford with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free.
The Old Black Lion offers 10 accommodations. This Hereford hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

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Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 2 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 2 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 2 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly staff and superb food!
This was my second stay at The Old Black Lion in the last couple of years and it didn't disappoint. The single room was small but comfortable and the location was central but away from the noise of the pubs. I ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent, absolutely superb, local ingredients and I recommend eating here even if your staying elsewhere in and around Hay. The inclusive breakfast was similarly delicious and generous. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and even though they hadn't received notification of my booking they happily dealt with it. The only negative was the shower in the room which was very and I'd suggest on the blink but other than that a very happy and comfortable stay with a memorable evening meal.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Welsh Excellence!!
I was greeted by Jason, a very pleasant Welsh gentleman. Check in was smooth and easy. The food was very good indeed in the pub. They have won numerous awards. I would highly recommend this hotel. I will be booking another trip here with my husband.