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Opening Times:

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

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

Children’s Policy –  Children are most welcome during the day, however, after 5pm children must be over the age of 12


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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
Darren & Louise

‘A Charming Old English Pub’!

Main Menu 2022


To allow us to maintain the very best quality, our food is sourced locally and prepared & cooked to order

Please inform us beforehand of any allergies or special dietary needs



Soup – Chefs freshly prepared soup of the day with wholemeal bread 4.75   V  Vn

Wild Mushroom & Black Pudding Pastry – Pastry case with a ragout of wild mushrooms and black pudding 5.95

Asparagus & Parma Ham – Grilled asparagus wrapped in Parma ham

served warm with Aioli sauce 6.95 / 11.95

Summer Salad – Watermelon, feta cheese, pine nuts and mixed leaves tossed in a refreshing mint dressing 5.95   V

Antipasti – Cured Continental meats, mozzarella, pickles, olives, toast and salad £6.95 / 13.95

Garlic Bread 3.25   Cheesy Garlic Bread 4.00   V




Main Dishes

Cheese & Vegetable Frittata – Italian style omelette, served warm with

home-made coleslaw 6.95 / 11.95   V

Mediterranean Fish Stew – Mixed seafood cooked gently in a tomato & vegetable stock with green vegetables and potatoes 7.95 / 14.95

Chefs Choice of Fresh Fish from the market – Please ask a member of staff for today’s dish

Hot Pie of the Day – Sourced from our local Bakery, Hulse’s, Worleston – served with peas, gravy and chips 10.95

Steak burger – Grilled steak-burger with melted cheese, burger relish,

onion rings and chips 11.95

Seared Rump Steak – Grilled tomato, mushroom, onion rings & chunky chips 18.95

Breaded Scampi, Calamari & Prawns – Deep fried seafood with chips and

home-made tartare sauce 14.95

Niçoise Salad – Niçoise Salad (Green beans, tomato, potato, olives & egg) bound in herb dressing

with asparagus and marinated artichokes 5.95 / 10.95   V

Vegan option available

Thai Beef Salad – Tender strips of beef, crisp vegetables and rice noodles bound in a Thai dressing 5.95 / 11.95

Or try the vegetarian option with Halloumi   V

Crispy duck confit – Crispy braised duck leg on a bed of vegetable stir-fried rice finished in sweet chilli dressing 13.95

coriander cous cous 14.95


Mixed Salad 3.00   Chunky Chips 3.00   Onion Rings 3.00   Mixed seasonal Vegetables 3.00   V  Vn



Salted Caramel Chocolate Pot with home-made shortbread biscuits 5.95   V

Eton Mess Cheesecake – Home made cheesecake with Strawberries, meringue and whipped cream 6.25

Waffles, Bananas & Ice Cream Warmed waffles, caramelised bananas & Salted caramel ice cream 6.25   V

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

Cheeseboard – British Farmhouse cheeses with home-made chutney, celery and biscuits 8.25   V

(Burt’s Blue, Cornish Yarg, Ragstone Goat’s)




Coffee & Tea

Freshly brewed cafetiere of coffee or pot of tea 2.50


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


Dishes are freshly prepared in a small kitchen that handle allergens. For this reason, we CANNOT GUARANTEE the absence of any allergens in any of our dishes. Customers with life-threatening allergies and intolerances must take this significant risk into consideration before choosing to dine with us.        Please speak to the Manager before you order.


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 ofthe finest cuts of fresh and cooked meats.


A selection of cask conditioned ales which change regularly.


A selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables dishes.