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Campaign for Real Ale

Black Lion

274 Kilburn High Road
Telephone(020) 3876 8204
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Opening times: Mon–Fri 16:00-24:00; Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-23:00
Regular beers: Five Points Pale

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Sometimes the Five Points is not always on - on a visit in Dec 2023 we found that the beers on were Titanic Plum Porter, Wye Valley Butty Bach and a beer from By The Horns. The refurbishment of the letting rooms is now complete so 11 such rooms are now available to book, see website for details.

Lease taken on by London Village Inns - operating seven thriving diverse pubs, a unique Indian restaurant and two boutique guest houses in London. After undergoing a thorough wash and brush up - incl installing handpumps it has reopened and cask beer and cider has returned after many years absence. Well worth a visit especially to try the food - with many dishes influenced by north Indian cuisine.

Fantastic interior décor - with a rich ceiling, original bar counter, island back bar, screen partition, etched and cut glass and very decorative cornice. A Grade II listed building and listed by CAMRA as having an historic pub interior of national importance. There is a separate dining area - suspect this was the former billiards room. What was a separate side entrance for the hotel has now been incorporated back into the pub creating a small side room. Opposite The Kiln Theatre.

In 2013 the owner/licensee took the unusual step of removing all draught beer in protest at the pricing policies of the large Pubcos for, although owning the freehold, he remained a tenant of Enterprise to whom he was leasing the property! In 2022 he leased the pub to another, established operator.