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Black Lion Inn

(19 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.8

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Black Lion Inn Information


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. The premium beds provide real comfort paired with soft cotton bedding. 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 Grindon. For those not keen on a full English there’s home made granola or poached eggs and smoked salmon. The pub’s location is perfect for exploring all the Peak District has to offer. From the village down into the valley the Manifold Trail runs past Thor’s Cave. It’s a short but steep climb up to a seriously impressive cave with stunning views. The trail is also home to some great tea rooms and is brilliant for cycling. For day trips the towns of Leek and Ashbourne are worth a visit, both boasting excellent independent shops and cafes and the village of Hartington is very popular and just a short drive away. Alton Towers is only 8 miles away and there is a working steam train at Consall Forge.

The pub is independently owned by husband and wife team Matt and Hannah Grimsey, who met working on a campsite in France. It’s no coincidence that their partnership started in hospitality, and as a team they are completely dedicated to providing memorable experiences to their guests. Nothing is too much trouble, and with their great team of staff, they are always happy to help. The owners live on site with their young son and dog Chester and are always happy to point out great walks and advise on days out. They work hard to keep the pub as the hub of the village community and for anything they don’t know about the area they will be able to find someone who does.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • High speed internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check out
  • Pet bowls
  • Game room
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Dart board
  • Walking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    15:00 22:30
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from M1 (39.0 miles)

    Butterton is not hard to find, but you will need a sat nav, google maps or a good old fashioned road map! Once you get to the village the pub is directly opposite the church, so head for the spire and you will find us. When planning your route we recomend arriving from the B5053. From Hartington or Longnor, come through the village of Warslow, then you need to look for a left hand turning signposted to Butterton as you come up a windy hill. This turning will bring you to Butterton, turn left at the bottom of the road, take a slight left and then the pub is on your right. From Leek, Stoke or Ashbourne come through the village of Onecote then look for a right turn, after Butterton Moor House. This road brings you down into the village, take a slight left and then the pub is on your right.

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