The Black Lion Pub & Restaurant Nantwich

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!

  • Christmas 2019.
    Our Xmas menu is now available. To make an enquiry or reserve a table, please call 01270 628711 and speak to one of our team.

  • Featured in the Good Beer Guide 2014, 2015,2016, 2018 and 2019.