All CAMERA members will recieve a 20p discount on a pint of real ale all day & every day.
Bostin Baps & childrens meals only Monday to Friday.
To avoid disappointment please book 24 hours in advance for your evening meal.
Visit our shop with canal user's specially in mind and see what we have in store for YOU!
Canal Users Store
For all you folks who enjoy the great outdoors under canvas we have an area set aside for camping enthusiasts. This site is free on the condition that campers use the the pub, we must, however, insist on:
Ring for details.
For self catering accomodation that is within a mile of us try "The Old Cinema" in Consall Forge.
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The return of the annual Rail Ale Trail, back for its SIXTH consecutive year.
Both Ale and Rail lovers alike can converge on the railway as we steam ahead with the Rail Ale Trail Beer festival, connecting with local pubs in the area.
TITANIC BREWERY and Cheddleton's own STAFFORDSHIRE BREWERY, are amongs many of the brewery's that the Rail Ale Trail will offer as over 100 real ales and 30 plus ciders will be served between the bars at each of our stations, on-board our trains and at the local pubs who will be joining in with this event.
08th Jul 2016 - 10th Jul 2016
CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY
REAL ALE TRAIL
Join us for the Churnet Valley Railway's Winter Steam Gala, as well as seeing a selection of locomotives operate a variety of services along both the Churnet Valley and Cauldon Lowe lines, we will be serving a large variety of Real Ale's.
Winter Steam Gala
27th Feb 2016 - 28th Feb 2016
Come and join us for Churnet Valley's third weekend dedicated to all things Science Fiction! Have a refreshing pint of Real Ale before
traveling by Earth Train to the planet Consall, or beam in to our bar dressed as your favourite super hero, to join forces with Dr Who as he tries to thwart the deadly Daleks from taking over Consall. Members of the Star Wars Imperial Forces will also be on hand to ensure Darth Vaders' commands are followed, as the Dark Lord himself keeps the railways volunteers in check.
Children's Activity Academy, Space Cafe and a well stocked Souvenir Cargo Hold will also be provided in between battles.
Sci-Fi Weekend 2016
02nd Apr 2016 - 03rd Apr 2016
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 countryside
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 straight forward 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.
Delivery of Ale by Train at The Black Lion
Travelling by bus can be achieved via the following services. Cheddleton is served by services 16 Hanley - Leek, operated by Procters and First PMT, and 106 Longton - Leek, operated by D&G Buses.
Please note that the Longton - Leek service does not operate on Sundays.Book to Station Road or Basford Bridge Lane, from either of which stops the station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk .
Frequent bus services run from Stoke railway station to Hanley bus station. Frog hall station is served by service 235 Leek - Cheadle, operated by Clowes Coaches. Alternatively First PMT service 232 Hanley - Cheadle - Uttoxeter calls at Kingsley, Royal Oak which is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Kingsley & Froghall station.
For details of bus services contact First PMT on 01782 747000, Procters on 01782 846031 or Staffordshire Bus line on 01785 223344 or 01782 206608.
All the bus information above is courtesy of the Churnet Valley Railway and a comprehensive bus journey planner is available online at www.ukbus.co.uk.
Another option once you have gone as far as you can by bus is to call Pete at Greenline private hire.
Pete is one of the local Taxi company's that actually know's where we are and how to get to us!
And lastly if you wish to visit us by canal boat nothing could be easier. There are mooring's right outside the pub across the railway line's at Consall Forge. We plan to eventually provide a Wireless link to the internet at the Pub for the benefit of all Canal user's and a visit to http://www.boatmail.co.uk may provide a useful source of information for you.
As well as the more established brewer's beer we will be selling ale from the small Peakstones Rock Brewery in Alton. At present 2 of the brewery's ale's will be on sale, Nemesis which has an ABV 3.8% and the more potent Oblivion which has ABV 5.5%.
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Dean also own's another Pub in the heart of the Black Country in Dudley which is well worth a visit. The Saltwells Inn is situated in the centre of the Saltwells nature reserve. If you would like to view the Saltwells Inn web site then the icon on the left and we will take you there.