Excellent Food and Modern Ensuite Rooms

Recently receiving the Gold Award for B&B of the Year in the Tourism & Good Food Awards, The Black Lion Inn is the heart of the community in the picturesque village of Butterton in Staffordshire. Butterton is a charming village with picturesque stone cottages, cobbled streets and a trickling ford. The Black Lion Inn is traditional country pub, full of character, serving delicious, home-cooked food, all expertly prepared by the onsite chef. For those looking for overnight accommodation, there are also modern, ensuite rooms available, which have been sympathetically styled in keeping with the character of this wonderful, dog-friendly pub!

The Black Lion Inn

You’re guaranteed to receive a warm welcome from the owners and staff at The Black Lion Inn, who have kept the pub’s traditional feel in its beautiful surroundings. As you would imagine, the pub itself is full of original features and roaring open fires, and has a lovely beer garden with views of the surrounding countryside. Both provide the perfect place to relax with a drink or tasty meal after enjoying one of the many walks in this beautiful area of the Peak District National Park.  

The Black Lion Inn is not only renowned for its fabulous food and excellent drinks menu (including ales from local brewers), but also for its regular events and lively, welcoming atmosphere. Keep an eye out for The Black Lion’s regular quiz nights, live music, and annual festival in the summer!  

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Excellent Home-cooked Meals

As one of the owners is an experienced chef, you’re guaranteed a regularly changing menu at The Black Lion Inn. Everything is made from scratch, so all diets can be catered for with confidence. All of the home-cooked meals are made using fresh, local ingredients, some of them even homegrown in their very own organic kitchen garden!   

Local suppliers are used for meat and diary produce, including fresh free-range eggs from nearby Warslow and sausages from the local butcher in Grindon.  

Choose from light bites such as freshly-made sandwiches, served with salad and coleslaw, to hearty dishes such as:

  • Fish & Chips
  • Lamb Shoulder Pie
  • Treacle-cured Fillet Steak
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto with Crème Fraiche and Parmesan Crisp
  • Delicious Sunday Roast

All followed by delightful desserts such as Bakewell Pudding and Sarah’s Chocolate Tart with Blackberry Ice Cream.  

The full sample menu can be viewed here, but remember to check out the daily specials too.

For those staying in one of the rooms at The Black Lion Inn, you’re in for a treat as the breakfasts are really special – often described in reviews as the best breakfast that visitors have ever had!

Opening Times

Closed Mondays
Tuesday to Saturday:
Bar: 12pm to 11pm | Meals: 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm
Bar: 12pm to 10pm | Meals: 12pm to 4pm

Table bookings are recommended. 

There is a large car park with EV charging points.  

Modern, Traditional Rooms

There are two double rooms at The Black Lion Inn which have recently been renovated to a high standard. Although modern, stylish and extremely comfortable, the rooms still retain the same charm and character that this traditional pub deserves, with lots of elegant features and antique touches. One of the rooms has an en-suite bath with over shower, and the other has a en-suite with large walk in shower. These spotless rooms are pet-friendly too, so your four-legged friends can tag along!

Each of the rooms include:

  • Room controlled heating
  • Smart HD TV with Freeview and movie streaming
  • Fast, free Wifi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities, including fresh milk and delicious cookies
  • Soft, crisp cotton bedding
  • Luxury shower items
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Breakfast is available for all guests staying at The Black Lion Inn, with a varied breakfast menu, including vegetarian options, all made freshly to order, using fresh local free-range eggs and sausages from the nearby butchers at Grindon. As mentioned, the breakfasts are often described as the best breakfasts visitors have ever had, so they’re sure to set you up for a day of exploring this wonderful area!

Check out availability and book your room here.

The Black Lion Inn’s Excellent Location

For those looking to enjoy a traditional Peak District village, admiring its historical beauty, and stop off for a top-quality meal, then Butterton and The Black Lion Inn are for you! Likewise, if you are out for a leisurely walk in this fabulous area of the Peak District, or cycling on one of the nearby cycling routes, then The Black Lion Inn is most definitely the place to call in for a well-deserved drink, a tasty lunch, or a rewarding home-cooked evening meal. 

Overlooking the Manifold Valley, Butterton is surrounded by many walking routes, many of which start right from the door of The Black Lion Inn. Take in the figure of eight walk via the pretty villages of Wetton and Warslow, via the impressive Thors Cave. Or visit the pretty village of Grindon with miles of rolling countryside and footpaths, separated by dry stone walls. For those feeling a little more energetic, explore The Roaches, an impressive gritstone ridge, close to Leek, with stunning views over Staffordshire, Cheshire and on a clear day, even as far as Lancashire and Wales!

Cycle along The Manifold Way, an 8 mile mainly traffic-free trail through Staffordshire and Derbyshire, starting at nearby Hulme End, via Ecton, Wetton Mill and Thors Cave through to Waterhouses. For the thrill-seekers, Alton Towers Resort is just 8 miles away from The Black Lion Inn, making it a great place to call in afterwards, or to stay for the night so you can enjoy the thrills one day and the relaxing surrounding countryside the next!

Whatever the reason for your visit, you’re sure to arrive to the warmest of welcomes, have the most enjoyable experience, and, no doubt, leave planning your return trip to The Black Lion Inn.

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Contact The Black Lion Inn

For more information, or to book a table, contact the helpful team at The Black Lion Inn who will delighted to help.