Black Lion2 South Black Lion Lane
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Grade II listed 16th-century inn very close to the river and visible from it, attracting tourists on their riverside walks. This is now a gastropub and although food-led, there are 6 real ale pumps available. When available the house bitter is from Caledonian. They have now reinstated the skittle alley in its original location at the back of the pub, possibly the only pub skittles alley now left in London. The large beer garden can seat 200, is home to a 400-year-old chestnut tree and hosts Sunday lunchtime barbecues. A painting of the late A P Herbert, local resident, MP and polymath, presides over "his" corner table. Note that the beer prices here reflect the upmarket nature of the area.