Old Black Lion
The Old Black Lion Inn is privately owned and personally managed by the resident proprietor Dolan Leighton who looks forward to welcoming you as her guest.
An historic 17th Century Inn, it is situated close to what was known as the Lion Gate, one of the original entrances into the medieval walled town of Hay-on-Wye. It is believed that parts of the building date back to the 1300’s with features that are similar to those in the old Castle building suggesting that part of the original structure may have been built at the same time as one of the Castle building phases. The Old Black Lion certainly has a colourful history and it is reputed that Oliver Cromwell stayed at the Inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle, which was then a loyalist stronghold.
Our team of talented chefs make serve up a mouth-watering menu every day, and use the finest seasonal and local produce to create new specials on a weekly basis.
The Old Black Lion has 10 quality en-suite bedrooms situated in either the Main Building, the Coach House or the Cottage. The rooms provide all modern amenities with direct dial Telephones, WiFi internet access, Hairdryers, colour TV’s, Tea & Coffee making facilities and our famous Teddy Bears to keep you company.
Hay On Wye
Visit Hay On Wye a pretty town set in magnificent countryside on the east bank of the River Wye. Hay is at the northernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is bounded by the Black Mountains to the west and south. Hay developed as an important stopover on the coaching route, with dozens of inns and pubs.
It is an international destination for bibliophiles, with over twenty fascinating bookshops to browse, many selling specialist and collectable books. There are also many boutique shops and so much to be discovered, for example what must be one of the most luxurious small cinemas in the country!
Visit Herefordshire and explore a county of rolling, green countryside interrupted by villages steeped in history and interest. There’s plenty to see and do but there’s no escaping the sense of peace and fresh air, visit What’s On In Herefordshire to find out what’s happening, when and where, during your stay.