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. Behind the scenes we have plans to install a brand new environmentally friendly induction kitchen over the coming winter.

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.

Black Lion sourdough, homemade butter (v) £2.50

Olives with feta and rosemary (v) £3.00

Halloumi fries, chilli jam (v) £3.95

Roasted tomato soup, pesto, sourdough (v) £5.00

Chickpea and sundried tomato Scotch egg, roast garlic mayo (v) £5.50

Black pudding Scotch egg, mustard mayo £6.00

Honey-roast ham, triple cooked chips, fried local duck egg, watercress £10.50

Battered fillet of haddock, triple cooked chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce £11.50

Three bean and sesame burger, grilled halloumi, triple cooked chips, slaw (v) £11.50

Three onion and goat’s cheese tart, summer salad (v) £11.50

Hand pressed beef burger, brioche bun, mature cheddar, triple cooked chips, slaw £12.50

Overnight roasted belly of pork, mash, seasonal vegetables, apple sauce, gravy £13.00

Matt’s fried chicken, triple cooked chips, garlic mayo, slaw £13.00

8oz ribeye steak, griddled plum tomato, portobello mushroom, onion rings, triple cooked chips £19.50

Treacle sponge, proper custard £5.50

Walnut chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream £5.50

Pistachio cake, crème fraiche £5.50

Homemade strawberry and vanilla ice cream £4.00


Coming Soon - Three beautiful en suite letting rooms and excellent breakfasts


Opening Times

Tuesday and Wednesday

Bar: 18:00-23:00

Thursday and Friday

Bar: 18:00-23:00

Kitchen: 18:00-21:00


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




Black Lion Inn

Wetton Road



ST13 7SP

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