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Black Lion

Consall Forge

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9.30 Mon
12 - 5 Tue - Thu
12 - 3, 5.30 - 8.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 4, 5 - 8 Sun

About the Pub

The Churnet Valley Heritage Railway, Caldon Canal and The River Churnet all have to be crossed from a large car park to reach this destination pub. The range of beers and ciders is extensive, sourced mainly from micro-breweries. Two Beer & Cider Festivals are held each year. Food is served daily; portions are large and reasonably priced- there is also a regular Hog Roast. A rural gem in The Churnet Valley, well worth the search. The pub is adjacent to the Churnet Valley heritage railway station, Consall.

AWARDS: Staffordshire Moorlands Pub of the Year 2013 (Merit), 2014 (Merit) 2015 (Merit). Staffordshire Moorlands Sub Branch Pub of the Season (Winter 2013).

Staffordshire Moorlands Cider Pub of the Year 2015 (1st place), 2016 (1st place), 2017 (1st place) 2018 (1st place) 2019 (Highly commended)

Staffordshire Moorlands Village Pub of the Year 2017 (1st place), 2018 (highly commended), 2019 (highly commended)

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Peakstones Rock Black Hole

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Consall Forge --varies--
  • Falstaff --varies--

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Black Lion, Consall Forge


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    At least 10 Real Ciders.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p off a pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Peakstones Rock, Consall.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    February, July & December.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi


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Black Lion

Consall Forge

Sat Nav Reference

53.039678, -2.001282

OS Reference



  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Adjacent Station



Off A522 follow signs to Consall Gardens then Nature Reserve on hair pin bend, go straight on, ignore No vehicular access sign, bottom of hill, left along track to car park

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