Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Yorkshire
  4. North Yorkshire
  5. Richmond
The Black Lion Hotel Richmond, Richmond, ENG

The Black Lion Hotel Richmond

4.0
4
59 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of the Richmond town. Here at The Black Lion Hotel, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three Course Menu

    £28.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three Course Menu photo

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

59 Reviews
  1. JoanneB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, lovely ambience and friendly staff.

    Is this helpful?

  2. Edmund

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to wait some time for food after ordering. No apology but an excuse given - there's a party being served. (Why not say when ordering there will be a wait?) Another couple left after waiting 40 minutes after ordering. No apology but an excuse given - it's not like Weatherspoon's, we cook everything individually. Venison Pie pastry like concrete. No apology given but an excuse - they come from the brewery, not made here. Rather contradicts statement above!! (Perhaps it had been cooked for too long!!) Mixed Grill very basic for price (£17.50). Described as 'underwhelming' by person who ordered it. Menu described on web site as 'indulgent' - no evidence of that. Staff perhaps in need of some Customer Service training. Previous visit was ok but not great for similar reasons as above. Gave the place the benefit of the doubt but will not make same mistake again. Pity, it has potential but is not making the best of the opportunity.

    Is this helpful?

  3. MelanieD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked last minute and was such a treat, very welcoming staff and surroundings. The Sunday lunch was amazing a big plateful and a great price. Would definitely go back again. Thanks again

    Is this helpful?

  4. JaniceG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was amazing. We were staying at the kings head and had a meal there on the Fri night. I can honestly say wish I had eaten at the Black lion both nights. The food at the Black lion was miles better and alot more value for money

    Is this helpful?

  5. ElaineM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable, Cosy great value for money. Pets very welcome. Staff excellent food fab especially for the price

    Is this helpful?

  6. HelenL

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff are lovely but service was slow in the restaurant.Starters were ok but the roast potatoes on one of our mains were cold in the middle so the dish was sent back.Took ages to come back out, by which time my husband's food was cold as he'd waited so we could eat together. We were compensated with a free drink each but so disappointed about the food.

    Is this helpful?

  7. JenniferC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good overall though sprouts tasted weird, and no staffing with the turkey

    Is this helpful?

  8. CHRISTINEB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Passable but not as good as expected . Sprouts were frozen / hard . Parsnips over cooked . Turkey nice and tender . No yorkshire pud ! Steak meal was best . Xmas puds ok when the mistake of ice cream was changed for custard . Wouldn't go back I'm afraid . Service was pleasant and helpful . Only table eating in a very very noisy room .

    Is this helpful?

  9. SallyW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt service. Excellent meal. Dog friendly. Nice Christmas feel to the pub. We had a roast Sunday dinner and a special from the board

    Is this helpful?

  10. WENDYP

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wrong orders Poor service Sold out of food no alternative offered Waited nearly 1.5 hrs to only receive inadequate meal and told my main had sold out. Awful experience. Appalling service. Long wait for drinks, then wrong drinks brought to table. Ordered chicken dinner and vegetable wellington Overheard waiter tell someone else no chicken breast left, only told us when I asked if it affected our order, told yes so swapped to beef. Finally ordered 2nd round of drinks, went to bar myself to get them as sick of waiting. Table next to us brought their food despite ordering after us and another table of 4. After over an hour asked where our food was, told it was being plated now and would be 2 mins. Another long wait now approx 1h 20m later, food arrived. I was presented with a plate of veg, when asked where is the vegetable wellington ‘oh we’ve sold out’. No one thought to come and say, ask if I wanted to chose something else, at what point after nearly 1.5hrs of waiting would you just put a plate of veg in front of someone with no main dish and not say anything? Oh and the beef was awful too, full of fat and chewy, cold yorky and cremated parsnips. The manager rectified it the only way that was possible which was to tell us not to pay. Left very stressed and very hungry and very disappointed. Shame as had been really looking forward to it. Only positive was the chat was nice with the other tables that were equally annoyed, oh the mash was nice.

    Is this helpful?

  11. GeorginaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant staff, good, hearty food. Will definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  12. ColinB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just back from three days in Richmond with our pup. Loved it in here the staff and regulars were very friendly. We ate on Sunday and the home made pie was delicious

    Is this helpful?

  13. JillC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been before and will definitely be going again

    Is this helpful?

  14. DonnaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing visit to the Black Lion. The staff were so friendly, chatty and doing a fantastic job ensuring everyone was enjoying (even though they were short staffed). Food was fantastic - I had the Halloumi and Chips. Dog friendly too, my pooch loved the treats from the staff. Customers were so lovely too, chatting away to me as I was on my own with my dog. Will def be back.

    Is this helpful?

  15. RebeccaA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for Sunday Lunch and had a terrible experience. We arrived and there seemed to be no staff available to seat us, when someone did show up they seemed really flustered and confused by our booking. We sat at our table for half an hour and recieved no service, no menus, no drinks. Another table had to go and find someone to take their order, when they arrived the informed them there was hardly anything left on the menu (eg no Cauliflower cheese - it was 5.30pm). So - thinking that we were unlikely to get much at the Black Lion - we decided to leave and find food elsewhere, around 3 other tables also left at the same time as us.

    Is this helpful?

  16. Highlife

    Glasgow

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the Sunday lunch dining experience. My friend is vegetarian and struggles to find a nice option when going out for Sunday lunch. The Black Lion was an exception- their vegetarian option was delicious as was their roast beef option. Portions were generous. Good value wine list. We enjoyed a reasonably priced French Red with lunch. Service was friendly and professional.

    Is this helpful?

  17. ChristineT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a very good Sunday lunch . The meat was tender and there was plenty of it. The roast potatoes were a little hard but the mash and vegetables were very good and the meal was hot. We had soup and bread to start and it came quickly. Only complaint was the time taken to serve the main course at least half an hour before it came. We didn’t have puddings so can’t comment on them. Overall an excellent meal and would recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  18. BenBo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, really polite waitresses and also lovely food.

    Is this helpful?

  19. FraserT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, excellent service and nice surroundings.

    Is this helpful?

  20. Chrissy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music too loud , had to request the sound speakers to be turned down . The main course was good , my dessert requested from the menu was unavailable so chose Eton Mess which was far too sweet and only had three blackberries on it , I found it inedible. There was not a good selection of desserts on the menu. Over all the main course was very reasonably priced. Service was good. Was a bit noisy with dogs barking in the bar area.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Steph

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for Sunday lunch and we all had the roast. Delicious food and very friendly service. Definitely recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  22. UncleBryn

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Sunday roast- disappointed with frozen roast potatoes and veg, in addition Yorkshire puddings did not appear to be homemade. Food was not particularly hot and not enough gravy. Would be acceptable if it was a Wetherspoons charging £6 but not £15.50!!

    Is this helpful?

  23. LisaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Roast dinner of pork and chicken with vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding looked nice but pork was fatty and the chicken was on the bone which I wish I had known beforehand as I would have chosen something else. Staff pleasant and attentive.

    Is this helpful?

  24. Visitor

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have eaten at the Black Lion for a number of years on my visits to Richmond. Very disappointed that the standard has slipped so far. Better to go to Wetherspoons!!!

    Is this helpful?

  25. Traveller37

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, our food took a long time to arrive and when it did, it was over cooked. Despite the poor quality of the food, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Is this helpful?

  26. AnnaP

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Revolting food - even the boiled peas were inedible

    Is this helpful?

  27. EmmaM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place in the heart of Richmond serving deliciously home cooked food. A dog friendly pub , wheelchair accessible place b is always the icing on the cake for us and this certainly gave us that. Big shout out to young George too who was an incredible addition to the service we reviewed. M partner and I (and of course Pip the cocker spaniel) will certainly visit again when we are in the area.

    Is this helpful?

  28. MargaretL

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked to take visiting friends and our dog. We been in before but just for drinks and the food looked lovely which is why we booked. Our reservation was for 1600 hrs. We where greeted with "we have been very busy, we have no chicken, only 2 yorkshire puddings" We ordered a range if what was left on the menu. When the roast dinner arrived they only had 2 small roast potatoes. It looked like a kids roast at the cost of £16. The food we did receive tasted nice. Not sure that we would eat here again

    Is this helpful?

  29. LizaG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food in a lovely pub. The burgers were amazing, but there was a mixture of both new and old chips served with them, the Camembert could have been a little hotter to scoop out the cheese with the lovely sourdough bread. The surroundings are ornate and traditional. We were able to take our poodle with us which was a bonus. The servers were polite and welcoming.

    Is this helpful?

  30. Me123

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Hello we was very disappointed in the food - mine was the pie which was luck warm and only had a few pieces of chicken in. Before this place was taken over by a chain the food was very nice and homemade now not so good!! We will not be coming again or recommend this to anyone :(

    Is this helpful?

  31. SueC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food attentive staff - the only think that let it down was the coffee 😭

    Is this helpful?

  32. Peter

    County Durham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was lovely warm and welcoming,service very slow. When ordering pizza for the children, I expected them to have a full pizza each but instead it was half a pizza. Both my husband and I was not happy and left our son still hungry. Don’t think we will go back again.

    Is this helpful?

  33. christinao

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, staff really nice and friendly, made a special request over the app which they took into consideration and sorted it all, will definitely visit again

    Is this helpful?

  34. JimB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The Black Lion was a nasty disappointment. Despite having made reservations weeks in advance and telling them the occasion was a very special birthday, we found out there was no food from the Sunday Roast. Things didn’t get any better. Service was excruciatingly slow and the food not much better. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant even to my Ex-wife!

    Is this helpful?

  35. ClairB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing Sunday lunch . Staff were fantastic, food was delicious. Very good value for money highly recommend

    Is this helpful?

  36. CatherineP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub in a beautiful town. Sharing starters were excellent. Our first choice main course was unfortunately not available therefore two of us had the chicken schnitzel which was very disappointing. Very uninspiring. This would not put me off returning again as I believe I just ordered the wrong dish . The other two members of our party had different main meals and they thoroughly enjoyed them.

    Is this helpful?

  37. DaveR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent with a good choice, service was prompt from a very polite waitress. Also excellent choice of real ale.

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The Sunday roasts were really delicious and very generous helpings. The desserts let it down - no cookie dough and the Lotus biscuit sundae was very disappointing - hardly any Lotus biscuit and not much sauce. If not for this would have scored 5/5

    Is this helpful?

  39. jackief

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic Really good Glad the reviews didn't put me off going Will definitely return

    Is this helpful?

  40. PCB1001

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good, friendly service. Would definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Black Lion Hotel Richmond is rated 4 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Black Lion Hotel Richmond

12 Finkle Street, Richmond, ENG DL10 4QB

Additional information

  • Area
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo