The Black Lion pub is a charming old black and white building in the historic market town of Nantwich, which is second only to Chester for its wealth of historic buildings within Cheshire. Set opposite the Old Cheshire Cat on Welsh Row and just a stone’s throw from the River Weaver
This traditional Inn dates back to 1664, built twenty years after the Great Battle of Nantwich 26th January 1644, which has a re-enactment every year, as Holly Holy Day, on its anniversary.
This characterful pub is one of the oldest in Nantwich, and the oldest one to have always been a pub. It is a traditional timber framed building, which features low beams, open brickwork and Wattle and daub along with wooden and stone floors. Downstairs offers three separate areas with the welcome of a roaring open fire in the colder months in the front bar. Upstairs you will find the main dining area, with old wooden tables and various artefact's and then also a lounge area with sumptuous leather sofas.
Attention is focused on providing an excellent selection of ‘Real Ales’, three permanents from a local Weetwood Brewery, along with four to six frequently changing Guest Beers. Combine this with a menu of home cooked dishes, (where as much as possible is sourced locally) and friendly attentive service and you have the recipe for a very enjoyable and memorable visit.
News & Events!
- AWARD FROM CAMRA We have been awarded "Town pub of the year 2013" by the South Cheshire Branch of CAMRA
- Featured in the Good Beer Guide 2014, 2015,2016 and 2018.