The Black Lion Inn Welsh Street

1791 – c1990

1 Welsh Street.

First licenced in 1791, the Black Lion was long a successful inn, favoured by Mainstone and Moat Hill farmers.

Samuel and then his son Edward Home ran it from 1809 for almost 60 years, as both maltsters and brewers, buying the freehold from the Powis Estate in 1849.

In 1869, it was bought by William Harris of the Vaults in High Street who then advertised it TO LET in the Shropshire Journal 19th March “from Lady Day next as a Public House generally.”

It finally closed after a disastrous fire in 1990 and is now a private house.

See ‘The Old Club’

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The Black Lion Inn 52.494517, -2.998688 The Black Lion InnAKA The Old Club