There are several pubs close to the fine base I am fortunate to use during my visits to London. Each has its particular strengths, but the Black Lion is my favourite. It is cosy, has a good range of tap beers and the food is fine ‘pub grub’.
I gather the new manager is making an impact on the hotel and has even suggested it should be called the ‘All’ Black Lion. I would hate to be categorised as a traveller who hunts out oases that remind them of home, but it was nice to have a kiwi flavour to the menu, a selection of New Zealand wines and staff with those familiar accents.
The Black Lion is a great pub that is obviously valued by the locals. I look forward to my next visit.
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