Nestled snuggly in the heart of Churnet Valley lies the Black Lion Pub, a fine example of Staffordshire tradition, a real delight to discover. When sat in the Beer Garden of this wonderful pub you really begin to appreciate how beautiful the Staffordshire

Getting to the Black Lion takes you across the canal and over the Churnet Valley Railway line with Consall station approximately 100yds away and in full view from the beer garden. The canal, snaking underneath the railway line, coupled with the pleasant roar of the river falling over a weir and the wonderful tree clad valley sides it is a heavenly place to sit and relax.

Finding us is really quiet straightforward though it does look difficult. By road you can take the A52 from Stoke-on-Trent and head out towards Cellar Head/ Kingsley Moor. Once past Cellarhead you take the A522 and head up towards Wetley Rocks. Either the first or the second right will take you into Consall village and from there follow the signs for the Black Lion. There is a car park for the pub which is a short walk over the canal and the railway line which could potentially be a problem for the more disabled customer.

If you wish to visit us by canal boat nothing could be easier. There are moorings right outside the pub across the railway lines at Consall Forge. We plan to eventually provide a Wireless link to the internet at the Pub for the benefit of all Canal users and a visit to may provide a useful source of information for you.


  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • Smoking area
  • WiFi free
  • Quiz nights