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 Black Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire


Black Lion Inn
ST13 7SP

Contact:Bob & Carol Davies
Tel: 01538 304232
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My feet stuck to the carpet like velcro and my beer was so cloudy and flat and warm.
which was a shame as the girl behind the bar was friendly and very helpful
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Nigel Tabb
The Beer was ok
ordered some food but can't comment as after an hour's wait and still no food, we walked out.
not good enough.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Nice beer, shame about the food
7 of us arrived shortly after the pub opened at 7pm and we decided to order 8 mixed grills (2 for 1, so same price as 7, right?).
We were told they only had four. so we ended up ordering four, plus 3 steaks and a surf and turf.
Instead of getting the 4 mixed grills 2 for 1, and the others 2 for 1, we were charged for the 4 most expensive (mixed grills, 16 quid) and got the others free (12 quid each). If we'd placed 2 orders, we'd have saved 8 quid.
So, since we all were having steak, we were asked how we would like them. Everyone was rare or medium rare. After a 45 minute wait, the food started to arrive and the steaks were what I would call very well done. Most of us were too hungry at that point to complain, but one of our group sent his back, as it was as far from rare as you can get. After another 20 minutes, his well done steak arrived. He gave up and ate it. Considering steak is so prominent on the menu, and considering we were asked how we would like them, they really need to learn to cook.

The service at the bar was friendly enough but very slow, it seems locals get preference. The beer was very good (although the Wadworths was a bit cloudy).

We avoided the table in the back that they suggested we use, as there was something dripping onto it from the ceiling.

All in all, OK for beer in an emergency but I wouldn't go there again by preference.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

alan & cathy slater
pub with a great potential
we arrived met by carol the owner nice room had to wait till 7pm for a drink no prblems with that as we were tired. food good as i dont drink beer my son and wife said it was good 241 was a good deal , my only and i mean only little niglgle was the front of the pub was a bit shabby sorry carol .but on the whole good service and food needs to be open during the day for us scousers x
Friday, August 19, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Hamish McDonald
I really want to like this pub....but
First time we came across this pub it was like finding an oasis in the desert.
A walkers bar, vegetarian food options and several real ales.
Now they do two for one on all mains, an excellent offer.
e.g. Two steak dinners for a 10.
I just wish they would give the place a deep clean, ( e.g. the fabric armrests are heavy with old grime etc.) And I wish they had a name bitter.
Last time I was there there was no Guiness on tap.
Instead of telling me the bar lady just cracked open a can of guiness and charged me 3 for it !

Despite all this the place is a gem in many ways, I just wish...etc etc
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Tim Lowes
Black Lion Inn Butterton
Owning and operating a rural pub is long hard work and occasionally, a landlady has to close early to keep appointments that others have liberty to do during any part of the day. Many outlying pubs don't even open on week days and it is no wonder that pubs are closing permanently all over the UK, with the help of the comments of John F who wants put another one out of business by telling his friends to keep away. It's remarkable that he tries to gain access by the backdoor and becomes indignant when the landlady chooses not to miss her appointment to re-open pub for his convenience. Ever heard of phoning ahead?
Friday, October 9, 2009
Rating: rosettes

John F.
Don't expect this pub to be open
We arrived 1.30 on a Friday at the midpoint of a 10-mile walk to find the pub closed. We met a couple in the car park who were surprised as they had literally just come out of the pub after having lunch. When we walked round the back to a terraced area a woman opened a door and said 'Yes, can I help?' 'Er, any chance of food, drink?' we asked. 'We're closed' she said. When we queried the time (opening time displayed in front window as 11 - 2.30) she said she had an 'appointment' and was closing early. I wonder what she would have done if a walkers group had turned up at 1 o' clock? We found her offhand attitude unbelievable.We will now avoid it like the plague and advise others to do likewise. However, if you're a walker intent on paying it a visit, make sure you have some emergency rations in your rucksack!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Judith Dornan
Warm welcome here !
This wekend my family stayed in the 3 rooms at The Black Lion. Our hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were cosy and well stocked with toiletries and also refreshments. The freshly cooked full English breakfast was delicious . I would recommend staying here as it offered great value for money and good hospitality.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Rating: rosettes

julie snow
Friendly village pub
Lovely food and good,well kept beers.the landlord and staff could'nt be nicer.(though he does'nt suffer fools gladly)
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Ian Griffiths
Good Village Pub
Enjoyable evening and overnight stay. Good range of real ale (perticularly enjoyed the Autumn Revival), good meal and accomodation with excellent breakfast. All staff very friendly & efficient.
Monday, October 3, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Howard Timms
Black Lion, Butterton
Beautiful building with real fires and Ok food ruined by surly and rude landlord. Suggest you remove the pub from your guide.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

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Black Lion Inn
ST13 7SP

Contact:Bob & Carol Davies
Tel: 01538 304232
See Map


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