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The Blue Lion

The Blue Lion is a former 18th-century coaching inn which now has 15 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar area. The Inn has been under the same ownership since 1990 and has received several awards over the years, including dining pub of the year and Inn of the year from The Good Pub Guide.

Where is The Blue Lion located?

The Blue Lion is located in the attractive village of East Witton, between the market towns of Masham and Leyburn. Local attractions include Jervaulx Abbey, The Forbidden Corner, Middleham Castle, Bolton Castle and The Wensleydale railway. Tours of Black Sheep and Theakstons Brewery are available in Masham. The Blue Lion is also close to the racing town of Middleham, and the racecourses at Ripon, Thirsk and Catterick.

What cuisine is on offer at The Blue Lion?

The menu features modern British cuisine. using locally sourced produce wherever possible. There is an extensive wine list including a large selection of wines by the glass.

What is the signature dish at The Blue Lion?

Poached fillet of smoked haddock on a bed of new potatoes, mushroom and leek cream, soft poached egg and glazed with gruyere cheese.

What makes a meal at The Blue Lion unique?

The food, the service, the atmosphere, the history of the building and the beauty of the area all combine to make dining at The Blue Lion a unique experience.

Facilities & information

Extra info

Open Times: Daily 12:00-14:15, 19:00-21:15

Vendor Accreditation: The Good Pub Guide Inn of Year 2014, Michelin Recommended


01969 624273
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East Witton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, LeyburnDL8 4SN, United Kingdom

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