Black LionConsall Forge
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The Churnet Valley Heritage Railway, Caldon Canal and The River Churnet all have to be crossed from a large car park to reach this destination pub. The range of beers and ciders is extensive, sourced mainly from micro-breweries. Two Beer & Cider Festivals are held each year. Food is served daily; portions are large and reasonably priced- there is also a regular Hog Roast. A rural gem in The Churnet Valley, well worth the search. The pub is adjacent to the Churnet Valley heritage railway station, Consall.
AWARDS: Staffordshire Moorlands Pub of the Year 2013 (Merit), 2014 (Merit) 2015 (Merit). Staffordshire Moorlands Sub Branch Pub of the Season (Winter 2013). Staffordshire Moorlands Cider Pub of the Year 2015 (1st place), 2016 (1st place), 2017 (1st place) 2018 (1st place) 2019 (Highly commended) Staffordshire Moorlands Village Pub of the Year 2017 (1st place), 2018 (highly commended), 2019 (highly commended)