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The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge - pub details

Lion Inn

Address: Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 7LQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5994) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 22 users)
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I called in at this pub on a Tuesday afternoon in August after a good circular walk over to Rosedale Abbey and back with my dog. We were both welcomed by the staff with smiling service (the dog getting much admiration and even given something to eat). In addition to the York Brewery Guzzler which I drank (it was well kept and served at just the right temperature), the offer of real beers included Theakston Old Peculier, Thwaites Wainwright, Theakston Bitter, Black Sheep Bitter and Copper Dragon – a veritable beer festival.

It is the second time I have visited this establishment for refreshment this year; it was a calling point when I trekked the Coast to Coast walk in June and enjoyed a generous sandwich with trimmings washed down with Copper Dragon. It seems a large rambling but interesting building with cosy, low ceilinged rooms and fires. There are fascinating historical photos on the walls of the locality including the Rosedale Ironstone Railway the remains of which are close by. Whether walking, cycling or motoring this is a pub worth visiting - it's location astride Blakey Ridge is remote and wild. I'd like to come in the winter!


ironhorse - 30 Aug 2015 15:44
One of our favourite drives in North Yorkshire takes us across the moors from Hutton-Le-Hole to Castleton, and the Lion Inn is one of the highlights of this beautiful route. The pub is popular with walkers and travellers, and rightly so. The interior is possibly the perfect pub -- warm, cosy, comfortable. The food is very good pub food. And the beer is really very good. All in all, this is one of our favourites.
mosey - 15 May 2012 21:44
The highest pub in the North Yorkshire National Park, we visited as a family on a Thursday evening, to find most of the seats taken.
This is a very welcoming and characterful place, which offers plentiful meals (not the cheapest), and a good range of beers on the bar.
There is a very large open fireplace, lots of little alcoves, and the the lights are kept at a decent level to allow the place to be kept cosy and warm.
It is set high on the Moors with nothing else around for several miles, so would be a great stop for walkers.
Worth a visit if you find yourself looking for a good pub on the Moors.
SouthYorkshireman - 21 Apr 2012 19:05
Very busy when we visited, full of walkers and bikers on a lovely Saturday lunchtime. A good range of beers well kept mainly Theakstons. Food good and despite the place being quite busy the service was quick efficient. The gents toilets were not up to much but I suppose they had had a lot of use that day. All in all a good pub with good food and most important the beer was on form.
catador - 10 Apr 2011 19:53
Well kept beer, at reasonable prices..food looks good..busy with walkers...very nice pub
Lookey - 13 Feb 2011 22:02

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