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Takeaway service on all cask ales, daily ales available.

4 pint carryouts £10 each
2 pint carryouts £6 each

We are encouraging you to bring your own containers… if you don’t we have enough for the time being. – If you can’t make it to the pub we might be able to help, just give us a call and if we can we will deliver.

More info will follow shortly with how we plan to stay open while we can.
Stay positive and drink ale.

The Black Lion, 20 High St, Leighton Buzzard.

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Black Lion

20 High Street
Leighton Buzzard

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Opening Times


Monday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
FridayMidday - 8.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 8.00 pm
SundayMidday - 8.00 pm

About the Pub

Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015 to 2019. With 17th Century origins this is a traditional alehouse with exposed beams, wooden floors and an open fire. Eight handpumps often feature beers from Leighton Buzzard, North Cotswold, Slaters and Purity. Eight changing real ciders are available and an impressive bottled and canned beer menu lists over 100 Continental and British beers. There is a large paved garden. Bar snacks are served and BYO cold lunches are welcome.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Draught Bass
  • Nethergate Suffolk County Best Bitter
  • Oakham Bishops Farewell

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to eight real ciders served straight from boxes.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    2 annual beer festivals and 1 cider festival.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Snacks only - pork pies, samosas and cheese boards.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Snacks only - pork pies, samosas and cheese boards.

  • Garden Garden

    Large, paved area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 5pm.

  • Events Events

    Monthly charity quiz. Clubs: art, knitting, acoustic music, French, Spanish, cycling, running.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts & board games.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Black Lion

20 High Street
Leighton Buzzard

Sat Nav Reference

51.91596, -0.663742

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

Arriva: 70, 150

Nearby Station (910m)

Leighton Buzzard

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Black Lion - Leighton Buzzard

Black Lion

20 High Street
Leighton Buzzard

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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