About Us

Husband and wife team Matt and Hannah Grimsey are delighted to welcome you to the Black Lion Inn, Butterton.

We are committed to providing excellent food, drink and events to our customers. Matt is a chef who is passionate about cooking with local, fresh ingredients and Hannah runs the front of house, constantly striving to create a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone.

Our food is hearty, recognisable, hand made and most importantly tasty! For the bar, the best of the region’s drinks are sourced, creating a pub that is truly grounded in its beautiful surroundings. It’s not just top quality food and drink that makes a pub great so we strive to put the Black Lion Inn at the heart of the local community.

We are treating this charming old building with the tender love and care it deserves, renovating slowly in keeping with its traditional character.

We look forward to meeting you.


Take a look at our sample menu. Please be aware that all dishes are subject to availability and our menu changes regularly. As all our food is made from scratch on site, we can happily cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies, just let us know when you book.


The rooms at The Black Lion Inn have been very recently renovated. Sitting perfectly alongside the charm and character of the original building, the rooms are modern, stylish and extremely comfortable. The interiors and furnishings have been designed to maximise comfort and space whilst bringing a touch of the pub’s history and location to the room. There’s a smart TV, free and fast WiFi and a brand new bathroom. Bespoke details such as a comfy, designer chair and antique lamps give a touch of elegance. Breakfast is done properly, all cooked to order. The kitchen uses only the best local produce with free range eggs from a local farm in Warslow and their own sausages made by a butcher in nearby Grindon.


Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday

Bar: 12:00-23:00

Kitchen: 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-21:00


Bar: 12:00-22:00

Kitchen: 12:00-16:00




Get in Touch


01538 304232




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Black Lion Inn



ST13 7SP

Do you have an accessibility guide?

Yes, you can find it here. The Black Lion has been a public house for centuries, we want as many people as possible to be able to discover the building and it's charms. Our staff are always on hand to help and work with your needs or requirements.

Are dogs welcome?

Of course! We welcome dogs in all areas of the pub. If you would like to sit somewhere dog free just let us know.

Do you cater for special diets?

Absolutely. All our food is made from scratch on site so know exactly what's in it. We also always have two vegetarian options with vegan alternatives. A wide selection of our meals can also be made gluten free, take a look at our Sample Gluten Free Menu. It helps if you let us know of any special dietary requirements when you book.

Do you have a car park?

Yes we have a large, easily accesible car park.

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