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Black Lion

274 Kilburn High Road
Kilburn
London
NW6 2BY

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayNoon - Midnight
TuesdayNoon - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu 3pm - 10.30pm
Fri & Sat noon - 11pm
Sun noon - 8pm

Operator

London Village Inns

About the Pub

Lease taken on by London Village Inns - see pic. After undergoing a wash and brush up - incl installing handpumps it has reopened and cask beer has returned after many years absence. Please note that some of the features represent how things were so are not guaranteed eg live music, quiz nights.

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 operated separately.

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 cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Five Points --varies--
  • London Brewing --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Vale --varies--

Source: National

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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
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night Tuesday.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Live Jazz Weds from 8pm. Live Funk & Soul Thurs from 8pm.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • 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 - London

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
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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