Est. 1664

Oldest Pub In Nantwich


360 Years of Service

Welcome to Nantwich’s oldest pub

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 is re-enacted every year as Holly Holy Day.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Darren & team

Main Menu

Explore our diverse menu, offering exquisite flavors and culinary delights crafted with passion and precision.

Lunchtime Menu

Indulge in a delightful midday escape with our lunchtime menu. Elevate your lunch experience with our flavorful offerings.

Excellence Daily

We pride ourselves on producing a menu consisting of fresh, homemade dishes.

We work with a selection of local breweries to provide you with amazing tasting beers

We select some of the best wines to compliment our food or simply enjoy on their own.

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Outstanding In Every Way…

Read what some of our customers say

Firstly, lovely menu choice something to suit all palates. Service excellent from the moment we arrived, friendly attentive staff. Perfectly cooked roast beef lunch, excellent selection of vegetables to accompany, all cooked to perfection.
Kirsty. G.
Wonderful Saturday teatime visit to this lovely old pub. The Falafel & Bhaji Salad with Moroccan spiced cous cous salad, harissa dressing was gorgeous, lots of different things on a plate and so tasty & filling. The Cheese pie & chunky chips enjoyed by my other half was full of flavour and even better with gravy! Can't wait to visit again, can highly recommend.
Jan Roberts
I love this pub. Great beer, lovely surroundings. Attentive, friendly service. Effortlessly managed our table of seven for food on Saturday lunchtime. Great selection of meals and variable portion sizes (an excellent idea). Menu has very detailed allergy information.
Nick B

15 Park Lane
WC47 2QP

61 Church Road
SE92 3LF

31 Main Road London SW16 8DT

88 North Street
N03 4CX

31 West Street,
N04 1EI

Book a Table

Pub Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Food Served:
Thursday - Saturday Dinner: 6 - 9pm
Friday - Saturday Lunch: 12 - 2.30pm
Sunday Lunch: 12 - 4pm
To make an enquiry or booking, please call us on 01270 628711 or email at
Black Lion Guidelines:

Please note all children must be over the age of 12 years.

We thank you for your understanding.