The Black Lion Hotel

Friday Market, Little Walsingham NR22 6DB
$$$ English

This location is currently closed.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Friday Market, Little Walsingham NR22 6DB
  • Cross Street: High Street
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01328 820235
  • Features: Full Bar, Hotel Dining, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Working Fireplace, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
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Tuesday
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Friday
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.31 out of 5 stars based on 690 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2022
Nigel T.
Excellent food. Intimate atmosphere. Good service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 14, 2021
Kirsty W.
Great evening meal we all thoroughly enjoyed it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2021
Lynn B.
Although we only visited you for the pre-theater show meal, we had a lovely time. We could not have wished for anything better. It made a good start to a fantastic evening. Thanks to all your staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2021
Janet M.
Very nice evening, tasty food, excellent service. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2022
Graham B.
Amazing place to eat great food lovely staff and amazing chef. Go visit and eat you won't be disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Terri M.
Excellent dinner, service and ambiance.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 11, 2022
Kay E.
Room 1 Whilst we were expecting a “small shower” we didn’t think it would be that small !! The bedroom was a good size and comfortable. Very quiet, but disappointing to find the hotel in complete darkness - no bar - when we returned from Thursford Show on the Sunday night . However the location for the show was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Carolyn R.
Nice surroundings.good food and service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 23, 2021
Nigel P.
Nice, helpful staff. Excellent chips !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 10, 2022
Gillian S.
Beautiful surroundings and excellent food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2022
Lorraine C.
Was a lovely tasty roast would definitely eat here again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 27, 2022
Wendy D.
The only complaint we had was the drinks made it a very expensive night! This is why a lot of people cannot afford to go out. A bottle of Peroni £4.50? The food was excellent and very reasonably priced! The staff were great!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 10, 2022
John M.
Attentive and friendly staff. Our main courses, whilst the meat was perfectly cooked, had too many ingredient’s on the plate which didn’t compliment each other. It is also quite expensive.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 14, 2022
Jayne T.
We booked via the website which said Sunday lunch was £23 for two courses but when the bill came it wasn't showing this. We queried it and were told the offer was no longer available. However, they took our drinks off the bill as a gesture of goodwill. Excellent food, outstanding service, just amend your website.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2022
Audrey N.
Lovely ambience refreshing that evening meals are adult only. Food slightly limited on Sunday with option only fish if roast not required but food and service good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2022
louise s.
Lovely meal, staff really friendly and helpful, nice relaxed atmosphere to enjoy our meal! Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 28, 2022
Debbie W.
Warm service, accommodated our dogs with ease, even bringing them water - loved the blend of old and new decor, wood burner and a fabulous Sunday roast. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2021
Jenny K.
A very pleasant stay, Thankyou !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2022
Patrick W.
The meal was excellent.only one little fault could have been more then one option for a veggie.other then that it was brilliant service excellent the little girl who served us was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
Jennie W.
I think the above rating says it all

Overall: 4/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 1/10
Aug 30, 2022
Laura B.
We have visited the Black Lion on bank holiday Monday for many years . Unfortunately yesterday was not good. No specials board. Soup off menu , food went cold in under a minute, was meant to be crab & king prawn , no sign of any crab & only 3 prawns for £18 .there was a freezing draft blowing throw . Feel I will be reluctant to return now .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 11, 2022
Cindy S.
Very enjoyable liked it all nice evening

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 14, 2021
Soren Upton S.
Very enjoyable high quality meal. Very attentive and helpful staff. A delight!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2022
Vivian S.
Very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Good service. Lovely setting

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 22, 2022
Bruce W.
Lovely quirky hotel. Loved the decor. Room absolutely fine, loved the biscuits and tea and coffee. En-suite very tired. Bar, dining room great, beautifully decorated. Staff nice but morning lady too busy to keep asking for more butter, more coffee etc. Poached eggs over cooked, toast dry, small amounts of butter which meant every table asked for more. . Main breakfast average. Roast dinner night before very good. Overall, good stay but not great.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 26, 2022
Aaron B.
We’ve been visiting for many years on our trips to the area. We all agreed that this visit was disappointing in comparison. A very limited menu. Small portions, particularly given the prices being charged. Still nice ambience and staff were very pleasant but won’t be rushing back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 16, 2022
Graham J.
Excellent service…could have been better starter menu but overall very good although a little expensive

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2021
Kate D.
Great atmosphere, excellent food. Service a little haphazard but didn’t involve any over-long waits. In other words, the kitchen’s sorted but front-of-house needs a little more work! We’ll return though. Like other reviewers, the 10 per cent service included system is a bit off in this day and age. Of course, one has the choice of asking it to be removed to allow diners to make up their own minds but you’ve got to be brave!

Overall: 2/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 0/10
Sep 18, 2022
Sarah J.
Although my son only had one course (the steak, with a £6 supplement) we were told that we had to pay for the fixed 2 courses for him. When I said I felt £30 for a steak and veg was pretty unfair, and they ought to be clearer on this on the menu, the waitress got pretty hostile, said it was obvious, and it was their 'policy'. So, if its a pubs policy to monumentally rip off their customers and then be rude about it, then they can do without our future custom
Business Response:
Our menu on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is a fixed 2 or 3 course. This would have been evident on the menu presented to you at the table at time of ordering. It is very clear 1 course is not offered. I understand my staff member explained this to you politely and without an aggression. It is worth noting we operate as a restuarant and bar, not a pub. I am sorry you feel "ripped off" but perhaps reading the menu properly would have saved any embarrassment on you part.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2021
Kay L.
We enjoyed a very good meal at the Black Lion. The food was excellent. The welcome was warm and genuine. The wine list was varied. The service was good despite being really quite busy, especially for a Thursday evening. Being brought Green tea instead of Mint tea was the only disappointment. We will certainly book again.

Overall: 4/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 3/10
Apr 10, 2022
SARAH H.
The new decor is awful! My food was average. Staff friendly and polite.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2021
Jackie O.
Beautiful setting, very friendly and helpful staff. Food was just amazing!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 09, 2022
Andrew T.
We used to use The Black Lion quite regularly but after a couple of poor meals stopped going. Having noticed that the pub had new owners and a new chef we thought we'd give it a go again. We had a very pleasant meal, lovely squid starter with an aloe that packed a punch, followed by salmon and chicken - both were tasty and came with a decent portion of veg! The seating area at the front of the pub looks cosy with big armchairs near the fire. The dining are was warm and cosy thanks to a roaring log burner and is nicely decorated. We will certainly return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2021
Jo S.
Staff were brilliant - polite attentive & very Covid compliant Definitely go again Thanks

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 21, 2022
Alison H.
Roast meal was no better than that from a second rate carvery. Veg far too underdone. A spoonful of stringy savoy cabbage and a parsnip too hard to eat. Good meat, but still disappointing, especially for the price.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 08, 2022
Alan B.
We had a beautiful time at the Black Lion Walsingham . It lived up to every expection and Lesley said it was the best birthday she has ever had - so enormous thanks to everyone at the Black Lion for making our visit so special. Alan

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2021
Chelsea C.
We had a really lovely meal here and the food was superb. Lots of lovely choices on the menu which made it hard to choose! But not too many options that it was ridiculous, as some places can be. All 4 people in my party absolutely loved their dishes too so it was a success all round.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 12, 2022
Mike A.
Hi, the prawn cocktail was very sloppy and tasteless. We were told the doors locked at 10.30pm. We rushed back to arrive at 10.20 to find everything shut and the bar locked off. A big disappointment as we had seen a great show and a drink by the fire would have been super. Breakfast was excellent though thanks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Jane G.
Fabulous Sunday lunch

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 28, 2022
Petter K.
A very loud dining room, not so much due to the company, but our fellow diners. Starter OK, main course very good indeed. Half of the staff were very good as well, half of the staff came across as they didn't want to be there. Were I ask for a review without components I'd say 7.5 out of 10, but it's very clear that there are resources in the kitchen to be a 12+ out of 10 if sound levels were taken care of and some staff were moved. Prices might be adjusted should there be the opportunity to. Excellent wines though!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2022
Kevin S.
A lovely 2 night stay. Very quiet accommodation and lovely breakfast. We also had an evening meal which we loved. Staff were also extremely friendly, helpful and professional. Would definitely stay again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 31, 2021
Laura B.
Such a pleasure to visit this pub! Lovely good & helpful staff . Thank you !

Overall: 2/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 0/10
May 06, 2022
Frank N.
Extremely expensive food of not vary exciting quality.£108 for a boring meal in a dead restaurant reminds us not to eat there again...it would improve if it became pub food again with a wider menu..

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Iain S.
The food was excellent. We had quite a while waiting for our meal to come to the table. Not that long, though, that we had to make comment. My wife asked for a Pimms, quite a common Summer drink, although not one that was familiar to our waitress. She had water instead. Your more senior waiting staff were obviously more experienced and capable. I would like to have seen a fillet steak on the menu, the sirloin was rather tough, although again, not worth making a fuss. I must say that normally I object to a service charge being automatically added to the bill, but in this instance I didn’t feel it was excessive and was happy to oblige.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 21, 2021
Keith G.
This was a family lunch of five people. The food was good and the service was very good. We will come back again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Lorna E.
Our second visit and reached expectations. Delicious food and very friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 24, 2022
Chris R.
Excellent helpful staff and quality, well presented food

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 07, 2022
Chris C.
Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere…we will return! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 03, 2022
Colin S.
Excellent

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Feb 28, 2022
Gillian S.
Two couples had dinner. Thought expensive and lacking the quality we had expected. The service was attentive and efficient. Starters of squid were good. My starter of scallops was marred by grains of sand, I think the scallops had not been washed before cooking, also scallops overcooked. Two of us had halibut with mussels; the fish was overcooked, the mussels in shells were just plonked on the plate. My husband had chicken - also dry and over cooked. My daughter had an excellent steak. Our breakfast the next day was really really good; one of the best I have had for a while.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 2/10
Jun 09, 2022
Diana D.
Advertised bistro menu but on arrival menu was very different with an inflated price. Only coke available as soft drink. Waitresses v good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 19, 2022
Paul C.
Very nice food and finally found another pub apart from royal cromer golf club that sells black adder cider,lovely drop. A bit expensive at £18 but with costs going up its to be expected

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 03, 2022
Philip M.
When on holiday we've eaten at the Black Lion on many occasions because we've loved the atmosphere and excellent food and choices. However, having not been for two years it was disappointing to see how it's changed. The food and service was good but there was little choice on the menu. We couldn't help but feel that the Black Lion has lost it's personality by trying to go too up market which is a great shame. It's so much part of the village please don't try too hard...
Business Response:
Having achieved our AA 3* star rating for the hotel we no longer operate as a pub nor offer pub food. We now operate as a restuarant and bar and our menu's etc are available on our website. Our evening dinner menu provides a balanced offer of local, seasonal produce and is not, in our opinion lacking in choice. The refurb has received much acclaim and I note your high score in relation to the ambience. The Lion most definately has a personality and is well supported by the village, hence we are still here after 2 turbulent years of COVID. The last 2 years have required hospitality to make many changes to survive and the re-branding from a pub to a restuarant & bar has ensured that both we and the village pub offer a good range of options for our visitors.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 22, 2022
Andy C.
Nice but the roast potatoes had no flavour or crunch!! Maybe you can change your variety of potatoes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 28, 2021
David S.
Enjoyable evening

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 17, 2022
Charlie Y.
The food was lovely, the staff were really friendly and attentive... the ambience was ok but could have done with a little background music. The venue itself was nice.. thanks

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2022
John R.
We were made very welcome and the food was delicious. You defeated me with your wonderful selection of vegetables!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2021
Joy B.
Absolutely perfect,thank you

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 4/10
May 06, 2022
Barry S.
Very attractive dining room with a lovely fire burning. My starter was,very mundane and the main course of rack of lamb was eye watering expensive . However the overall experience was very pleasant,but I would wish the standard of food to match the price

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2022
Jackie W.
A lovely place to eat, relax and socialise. We used the hotel for 4 of our 6 night holiday and had different meals each time, each were equally as lovely. The staff were attentive, but not overly so. A lovely experience

Overall: 5/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Dec 31, 2022
Einte V.
Food needs improvement, eg salad was a bit brown, and with the prawn cocktail, compared to the amount of prawns there was too much salad

Overall: 6/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 19, 2021
David A.
The room was ok but the en-suite was very small and was in need of refurbishment. The food was good and the staff were very pleasant and attentive.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 28, 2021
Carolyn H.
Food was great and service. Wine list a little lacking. One dessert wine on offer and by the bottle only. That was the only slight negative

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 09, 2022
Pam L.
Great place, lovely staff, warm and welcoming.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 21, 2022
Stephanie J.
Only one member of staff serving 8 plus tables. Food had no seasoning and salmon was over cooked. Who puts strawberries and raspberries in an ‘autumn’ fruit crumble. Very disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 16, 2022
Shaun N.
Our first visit and we were not disappointed. The food was really nice and although the Sunday roast was quite a big portion we still found room for dessert. We will definitely be coming back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Alison G.
Another excellent meal at The Black Lion - had a lovely round table at the back of the restaurant and, as ever, the food was superb

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2021
jennie w.
All great apart from buttermilk burger - in very thick batter…. not as expected

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 08, 2021
Melissa F.
Food was very nice. The staff were very pleasant but lacked atmosphere was fairly quiet. Staff a little inexperienced perhaps. But over nice place a d food was very good. Roast beef lovely

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 31, 2021
Charles K.
We always enjoy our visits to the Black Lion and the food on Saturday was excellent. On Sunday evening however, despite out requests for rare (or blue) steaks, we were given slices of a Sunday roast, which was disappointing. Drinks and service were very good at all times.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 11, 2021
Patricia K.
Beautiful - served with a smile and it was served hot!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 13, 2021
stephen B.
The food was lovely, but the menu could have alittle more options for vegans/dairy free. Especially on the desert menu as there was none. Although paid the service charge I don't feel its right to add it onto the bill. I think that's rude tbh. Were more than happy to leave a tip but it should be choice and not expected. That being on the bill does make me debate coking back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2021
Julia S.
Staff were friendly helpful and made us feel welcome nothing was too much trouble Will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2021
Jennifer A.
Everything was perfect especially the morning coffee. Thank you all very much will definitely visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2022
Emma N.
I walked in and instantly fell in love with the decor and ambiance. Staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2022
steven G.
We came for pre theatre menu. Food was lovely but service was way too slow and spoilt evening as we were constantly on edge as we thought we would not make show on time. The kitchen and service need to be much quicker when someone books pretheatre. If this had been a normal meal out then I would have had no complaints at all

Overall: 2/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 2/10
Aug 19, 2022
Chloe B.
I was extremely shocked and disappointed at both the service and food quality that we received when we visited you yesterday (18th August). Not only was the lamb the most dry and over cooked piece of meat I have ever eaten in my life, but the service by the restaurant staff was genuinely appalling. We were sat waiting for over 30 minutes for out main plates to be cleared whilst watching the member off staff sat chatting and playing on his phone. After having to go and ask for our plates to be cleared and for pudding menus, the staff member cleared half the plates and never returned! After waiting again for another 25 minutes , we decided to leave. Toby who was working on the bar was great and extremely apologetic, however the other two staff members were no where to be seen. Such a shame as was our last day in Little Walsingham and we were very much looking forward to a nice meal to finish off our break away.
Business Response:
I believe your plates were left at the table at your request as you told staff the children were still "picking". Staff checked back to the table and though the lamb which in your opinion was "tough, and dry" the plate was eaten in total and the complaint was made after the lamb had been eaten. You were offered complimentary desserts but declined. Your were compensated on your bill. Having checked the Cctv I confirm staff attended your table regularly and no staff member were on their mobile phone during service. Your review is at odds to the evidence on the Cctv, so lacks credibility.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Phil G.
Brilliant evening. Great atmosphere and food.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 15, 2022
Paul L.
Food was very tasty and choice was good. The plate was cold which was a bit disappointing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Paul M.
A lovely Sunday lunch in the relaxing village of Walsingham. If back in the village we'd certainly book again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 10, 2022
Karen R.
Fabulous pre show dinner. Delicious food and great service

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
May 25, 2022
David W.
Shame 2 out of 3 desserts not available but it was last service on a Sunday. The roast beef was fabulous, the veg no really.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2022
Rebecca S.
Lovely staff, very attentive and friendly Great Sunday lunch, beef was delicious. Decor is super and very cozy

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Barbara G.
Everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 16, 2021
Linda A.
Really enjoyed ourselves would highly recommend to others

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2022
Jo B.
Could not fault our experience at the Black Lion lovely atmosphere roaring log fires attentive service and excellent food. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2021
Jinny C.
We received a very warm welcome.great service food and ambience

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 22, 2022
Graham C.
There was a very limited menu which was not as we understood from the website. We booked on the basis of the A la Carte menu which was not available. As we would face a charge if we cancelled we were left with little option.

Overall: 3/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 1/10
Mar 21, 2022
Sally S.
Our food was tasteless and the veg very undercooked . As such it was very over priced. The menu had little choice. We will not be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2021
Beverly H.
Salt marsh lamb was beautifully cooked and the vegetables complimented the dish well. Staff went above and beyond. I have food allergies and carry an Epi-pen. They made sure I was informed thoroughly about all the food on the table (not just mine in case of sharing), the bread (often overlooked in restaurants) and whether my allergies were airborne (first time anyone has ever asked). So impressed with their professionalism and caring attitude. We had a wonderful dinner. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2022
Humphrey W D.
A superb evening, service, quality of food, all outstanding, thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 15, 2021
Moira M.
Had asked for a window seat, but to no avail. Waiter was very helpful and accommodating. The risotto was far too large, bland looking and lacking flavour. The duck was only warm and not hot. The duck meal was small, not satisfying. Overall we felt the meals were extremely overpriced!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2021
Steve J.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2022
Wendy F.
Delicious Sunday roast. Tender beef with a very tasty gravy and well cooked vegs. Marvellous desert too. Friendly and cheerful service. Our second visit and will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2021
CATHERINE S.
Excellent and we will definitely be back when in the area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2022
Sarah B.
Excellent food and lovely decor.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2021
Teresa M.
Such a nice hotel, our room was lovely. The staff were so welcoming, will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2022
Peter B.
Wow, what a cool place. Fantastic food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2022
Linda S.
Dry nice lunchtime Pleasant dinning room by log burner Staff attentive Food very good Service quick Will come again

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 01, 2022
GILLIAN K.
Lovely meal good prices