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Black Lion

Salop Road
Oswestry
SY11 2RJ

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Opening Times

6-11 Mon-Thu ( BH); 4.30-Midnight Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun

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About the Pub

The friendly and relaxed atmosphere of this pub lends itself well to the pastime of enjoying a well kept pint. The central bar divides the pub from the lounge at the front and the public bar games area at the rear. New and enthusiastic management took over in May 2013. Look out for the Black Lion Real Ale Club promotions that are sometimes available.

The Black Lion was an entry in the early days of the Good Beer Guide in 1976. It was also owned at one stage by Border Breweries. Border was formed in 1931 from the merger of 3 breweries, one of which was the Dorsett Owen Brewery. This was located just up the road near the Smithfield Hotel (until it's demolition in the 1930s), so it's possible the Black Lion was a Dorsett Owen tied pub prior to 1931. The pub was a runner-up in the 2015 and 2016 Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA Pub of the Year competition, a joint winner of the Market Town Pub of the Year in 2016 and runner up in 2017.

The pub has recently been a rare outlet for Stonehouse 'Up The Town', a limited edition beer brewed in support of the local football team, Oswestry Town.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Salopian Oracle

Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hobsons - varies
  • Salopian - varies
  • Wood - varies
  • Up to 4 guests, usually with a monthly featured brewery theme.

    The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

    • Mild

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Black Lion, Oswestry

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA Cider & Perry in July participant.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    Small real ale discount on Wed evenings.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Occasional small festivals.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden

    There is a beer garden with a nice decking area with plants/flowers at the rear of the pub.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Regular events including Brewery tours & wine tasting evenings.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts & bowls teams supported, plus regular Quiz & Bingo nights.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional acoustic nights.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Sheltered area at rear.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Sat Nav Reference

52.85682, -3.05094

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Directions

500m south of town centre on B4579

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  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
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  • Function Room Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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