Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday – 4pm – 10pm
Friday – Sunday – 12pm – 10pm

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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

‘A Charming Old English Pub’!

Soup – Chefs freshly prepared soup of the day, whole meal bread £4.50V

Vegetable Spring Rolls – With crisp vegetable strips and sweet chilli dipping sauce £5.50 / 10.50V

Pork Pie –Traditional hand-raised pork pie with piccalilli £4.00

Filo Prawns & Calamari – Deep fried and served with homemade tartare sauce and lemon £6.75 / 12.95

Tuna Melt – Tuna and sweetcorn on ciabatta topped with melted cheese, salad garnish £5.50

Baps – Hot roast beef and horseradish or BBQ pork served with either chips or onion rings £6.30

Falafel & Bean Cassoulet – Mixed bean, tomato, onion & herb cassoulet with home-made falafels £5.95 / 10.75V

Seared Salmon – Served on a warmed Niçoise salad (olives, potatoes, tomatoes, beans & egg) £6.25 / 11.75

Mediterranean Fish Stew – Fresh fish cooked in a light tomato stock with onions, garlic, fennel and a hint of chilli £6.50 / 12.50

Sausage & Mash – Pork & herb sausages with mashed potato, braised red cabbage and gravy £10.95

Hot Pie of the Day – With peas, gravy and chips (please ask for today’s choice) £10.90

Burger – Char-grilled steak-burger with melted cheese, house chutney and chips £11.90

Gammon Steak – Grilled and served with pineapple salsa, egg and chips £12.50

Garlic Bread – £3.30 Cheesy Garlic Bread – £4.00 Mixed Salad – £3.00
Chunky Chips – £3.00 Onion Rings – £3.00


Chocolate Brownie – Home-made and served with salted caramel ice cream £5.50 V

Cranberry and Almond Bakewell – served warmed with creamy custard £5.95V

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

Cheeseboard – British Farmhouse cheeses with home-made chutney, celery and biscuits £7.90V
(Blacksticks Blue, Smoked Cheddar, Cheshire &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 selcetion 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.