The Black Lion

West Hampstead

295-297 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1RD

t: 02074354389 e:

About The Black Lion

The Black Lion – Pub, Dining and Garden, West Hampstead,  just up the road from Thameslink & Underground services is the perfect place for after work dinner & drinks. We started off as a beer house in 1751, with the present building dating from 1912. Sticking firmly to tradition we have a strong focus on bringing you the best craft beers & ales, and are continuously updating our spirits selection to include classic and contemporary tipples . Alongside that this vibrant pub also aims to bring forth great food, entertainment, warm welcomes and friendly service. We have a large split level back garden area which benefits from the sun setting over head in the evenings.

We offer

  • - Seasonal British food made with the finest ingredients
  • - All day Tapas styled bar menu
  • - A vast selection of wines
  • - Finest Beers & Ales
  • - Major sporting event coverage on 4 screens
  • - Beer Garden & Front Terrace area (Currently A Jager lodge with outdoor heating)
  • - Free Wi-Fi
  • - An extensive collection of background music fulfilling all genre needs
  • - Children’s menu (due to licencing restrictions we don’t allow under 18’s in the pub after 8pm)


Our monthly changing menu features the very best seasonal ingredients and influences from Britain and around the world, traceability from farm to fork. Join us on Sunday for our famous roasts, or for something lighter, sample our bar menu. All dishes are created with love in our kitchen by Head Chef Felix and his team.

Join us this summer to bare witness to the well-established BBQ in back garden area, a menu will be available once summer vibes hit our shores again! This will be on Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm-5pm/6pm-9.30pm (weather permitting)


Our drinks menu includes a vast array of craft beers & ales bottled or cask, on tap we have a choice of 5 lagers, 5 ales and 2 ciders. We have an extensive wine list which consists of 47 different new and old wines, and we are always updating our spirits selection to bring you the best the world has to offer. Also newly available is a cocktail list moving from the classics to the not so well known creations we see today!

Kitchen opening times

Monday - Friday12:00 - 22.30
Saturday10:00 – 22.30
Sunday12:00 - 21:30

Our Menus

6 Nations Rugby 2016

Starting Saturday 6th February.

Join The Black Lion for the 6 Nations rugby. All games shown on 4 big screens, with sound!! Book your table now to avoid any disappointment.

Valentine’s Day

Sunday 14th February

Book a table for that special someone in the Black Lion dining room. Full seasonal dinner menu available plus Valentine specials

Mother’s Day

Sunday 6th March

Book a table for your special mum in the Black Lion dining room. Full seasonal dinner menu available plus Mother’s Day specials

St Patricks Day

Thursday 17th March

Make a group booking and join us for paddy’s day! Share the luck of the Irish, tunes galore, Guinness by the barrel load and all things green

Sunday Quizathon

Every Sunday from 7.30, £2 per player, max number of players 6 people per team. General knowledge, picture rounds, name that tune, spot prizes = Loads of fun. Book your table now.

Bring your own wine Monday

Every Monday night when eating a minimum of two main courses in the dining room please feel free to bring a bottle yourself – No strings attached and no corkage!

Friday & Saturday Brunch

The perfect weekend hangover cure, papers, bloody Marys’ fresh juices, a selection of the finest classic brunch dishes. Served between 12pm and 4pm on Friday, 10am and 5pm on Saturday

New Extended Licence at the Weekend

We have an extended license until 1am every Friday & Saturday night


As the bar is on one floor we give the option of hiring the space or reserving tables in and around the bar & restaurant areas. Most suited to set packages, pre-orders or on the day purchases! We also cater to weddings, birthdays and funerals, aiming to give you exactly what you’re looking for in a booking so please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer any enquiries you may have .

Get in touch

295-297 West End Lane,
West Hampstead,

t: 02074354389

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