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Black Lion

274 Kilburn High Road
Kilburn
London
NW6 2BY

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday4.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday4.00 pm - Midnight
Friday4.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 8pm

Operator

London Village Inns

About the Pub

Due to the refurbishment of the guesthouse kicking in we made a hard decision to remain closed for lunchtimes so the bar opening hours are as set out.

Lease taken on by London Village Inns - operating seven thriving diverse pubs, a unique Indian restaurant and two boutique guest houses in London. After undergoing a thorough wash and brush up - incl installing handpumps it has reopened and cask beer and cider has returned after many years absence. Well worth a visit especially to try the food - with many dishes influenced by north Indian cuisine.

Fantastic interior décor - with a rich ceiling, original bar counter, island back bar, screen partition, etched and cut glass and very decorative cornice. A Grade II listed building and listed by CAMRA as having an historic pub interior of national importance. There is a separate dining area - suspect this was the former billiards room. What was a separate side entrance for the hotel has now been incorporated back into the pub creating a small side room. Opposite The Kiln Theatre.

In 2013 the owner/licensee took the unusual step of removing all draught beer in protest at the pricing policies of the large Pubcos for, although owning the freehold, he remained a tenant of Enterprise to whom he was leasing the property! In 2022 he leased the pub to another, established operator.

There is accommodation above the pub but this is currently undergoing a refurb.

Historic Interest

Grade II* listing:- Location Statutory Address: BLACK LION PUBLIC HOUSE, 274, KILBURN HIGH ROAD The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority. County: Greater London Authority District: Camden (London Borough) National Grid Reference: TQ 24928 84302 Summary Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. Reasons for Designation Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. History Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details. Details CAMDEN TQ2484SE KILBURN HIGH ROAD 798-1/57/989 (East side) 14/05/74 No.274 Black Lion Public House II* Public house. c1898. By RA Lewcock; interior carved panels by FT Callcott. Red brick with stone dressings. Pink & grey granite public house frontage. Slated roof. Flemish Gothic style. Rectangular plan on corner site. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and single storey extension to right. 4 windows, bowed window angle and 4 window left hand return. Arcaded ground floor with pilasters and panelled, part-glazed double doors to main road and at angle. Etched glass to windows and doors. Upper floors with brick pilasters rising to support an entablature with projecting cornice surmounted by an arcaded balustrade with cartouches and finials to the dies. Irregular transom and mullion fenestration with a bowed bay and canted bay to 1st floor; most with scrolled pediments. Left return with 2-light casements having glazing bars to upper light; 1st floor with scrolled pediments. Bowed windows to 1st and 2nd floor angle terminating in a lantern with ogee cupola and weathervane finial. Extension with wide 4-centred arch window and arcaded balustrade with modified scroll pediment having lion mask and plaque inscribed "The Black Lion rebuilt 1898". INTERIOR: has original U-shaped bar serving 2 rooms divided by glass and wood screen; mirrored fixtures and fittings and fireplaces with mirrored overmantels. 2 main bars with deep, gilded Adam style plaster frieze, plasterwork ceiling with medallions and several gilded bas relief plaques on the walls by Callcott. Extension room lit by 3 lanterns each with deep Adam style frieze at base and similar wall frieze to bars.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Five Points --varies--
  • London Brewing --varies--
  • Vale Brill Gold

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Seacider.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off cask beer with membership card.

  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Nationally Historic Pub Interior

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    To the side of the pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Separate dining room.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Black Lion

274 Kilburn High Road
Kilburn
London
NW6 2BY

Sat Nav Reference

51.543731, -0.199904

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (700m)

West Hampstead

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Brondesbury

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Black Lion

274 Kilburn High Road
Kilburn
London
NW6 2BY

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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