The Black Lion Hotel

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

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 | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android 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, Date Night,

Photos

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Events & Special Hours

Platinum Jubilee
June 2, 2022 - June 4, 2022 All Day 12:00 - 23:00
New Years Eve 2022
Dec. 31, 2022 Event 19:30 - 23:45

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
Lunch - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday
Sunday Service 12:00 - 20:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 346 votes

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

Overall: 10/10
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May 04, 2022
Marie L.
Beautiful meal in a lovely setting. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Perhaps a few more choices on the menu.

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

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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: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Jennie W.
I think the above rating says it all

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Feb 23, 2022
Humphrey W D.
A superb evening, service, quality of food, all outstanding, thank you.

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Feb 18, 2022
Peter B.
Wow, what a cool place. Fantastic food.

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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: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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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
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Dec 18, 2021
Jinny C.
We received a very warm welcome.great service food and ambience

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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
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Dec 16, 2021
Linda A.
Really enjoyed ourselves would highly recommend to others

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

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 14, 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
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Dec 13, 2021
Julia S.
Staff were friendly helpful and made us feel welcome nothing was too much trouble Will definitely return

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Dec 13, 2021
Joy B.
Absolutely perfect,thank you

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Dec 11, 2021
Patricia K.
Beautiful - served with a smile and it was served hot!

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Dec 11, 2021
Julia H.
A lovely friendly place with attentive staff and great food - would highly recommend !

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

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

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

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2021
Jane G.
Fabulous Sunday lunch

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Oct 24, 2021
Jackie O.
Beautiful setting, very friendly and helpful staff. Food was just amazing!

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Oct 01, 2021
Phil G.
Brilliant evening. Great atmosphere and food.

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

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

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2021
Lucy E.
Brilliant food. The restaurant was quite quiet some background music could have added to the atmosphere.

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

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

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Sep 12, 2021
Barbara G.
Everything was perfect!

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Sep 05, 2021
Steve J.
Excellent food and service

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

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2021
Teresa M.
Such a nice hotel, our room was lovely. The staff were so welcoming, will definitely go back.

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

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 13, 2021
Kirsty W.
Great evening meal we all thoroughly enjoyed it

Overall: 9/10
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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: 9/10
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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: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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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: 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: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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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: 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: 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: 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.