We now have the roadmap out of lockdown and can look forward to enjoying Spring and Summer with longer, warmer days.

Regretfully, due to our restricted outdoor space, were not able to open in April.

We therefore look forward to opening our doors again on May 17th and welcoming you all back, both indoors and out.


Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday – 5pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday – 12pm – 11pm,   Sunday – 12pm – 9pm

please read our important customer safety information first

Firstly, lovely menu choice something to suit all palates. Service exclellent from the moment we arrived, friendly attentive staff.
Perfectly cooked roast beef lunch, excellent selection of vegatables to accomopany, all cooked to perfection.

About The Black Lion.

The Black Lion is a charming old black and white building in the historic market town of Nantwich, set just a stone’s throw from the River Weaver, and is second only to Chester for its wealth of historic buildings within Cheshire.

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.

The characterful interior 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 artefacts 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 brewery along with three 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.

Welcome to the Black Lion

‘A Charming Old English Pub’!


Soup – Chefs freshly prepared soup of the day, wholemeal bread £4.50   Vn

Black Pudding Stack – With apple and crispy smoked bacon and a light jus £5.75

Salmon, Prawn & Dill Fishcake – Served with rocket salad and lemon tartare sauce £5.50/9.95

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta – Finished in a Madeira cream sauce £5.50/9.95   V   Vn


Main Dishes

Traditional Roast Turkey – Stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables £13.95

Red pepper & butternut squash sausages – With olive oil mash, red cabbage and onion gravy £10.25   Vn

Seafood Fricassee – Fresh fish cooked in a cream sauce with herbs, new potatoes and green vegetables £6.75/12.95

Venison Stew – Cooked in a Port Wine sauce served with red cabbage, curly kale and new potatoes £13.95

Hot Pie of the Day – With peas, gravy and chips (please ask for today’s choice) £10.50

Burger – Char-grilled steak-burger with melted cheese, house chutney and chips £10.90

Garlic Bread £3.00   Cheesy Garlic Bread £3.75   Mixed Salad £3.00

Chunky Chips £3.00   Onion Rings £3.00


Chocolate Brownie – With salted caramel ice cream and Baileys coffee sauce £5.75   V

Cranberry and Almond Bakewell – Served warmed with mulled wine berry compote £5.95   V

Christmas Pudding – With creamy brandy sauce £5.95

Ice Creams – Vanilla, Salted caramel, Strawberry, Mango sorbet £1.90 per scoop   V

Cheeseboard – British Farmhouse cheeses with home-made chutney, celery and biscuits £7.50   V

(Blacksticks Blue, Smoked Cheddar & Kidderton Ash Goats)


Freshly brewed cafetiere of coffee or pot of tea £2.00


We source as much produce as we can locally; it is delivered daily and cooked to order

Food served: Lunch / Fri – Sat 12.00 – 2.30pm Dinner / Thurs – Sat 6.00 – 9.00pm Sunday Lunch 12.00 – 4.30pm

V denotes dishes suitable for vegetarians Vn denotes dishes suitable for vegans

Whilst we make every effort to reduce the risk of allergens and cross contamination we cannot guarantee it

Our Management Team

Darren, Louise and Joe have between them a wealth of knowledge and experience and are committed to making your visit to this wonderful, traditional pub an enjoyable and memorable one.

Darren Snell

Louise Gulland

Joe Hickey


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A selection of our best beers which may change weekly.


A selection of the finest cuts of fresh and cooked meats.


A selection of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables.