The Best Pub in the World?

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Bob "Raft" Dalton

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The Black Lion pub at Consall on the Churnet Valley Railway is possibly the best-positioned - and thus "The Best" - pub in the World for Railway Enthusiasts and, also possibly, for Canal Folk. It sits on the banks of the River Churnet in the valley known as "Staffordshire's Little Switzerland" and is accessed only by foot, reached via a foot-crossing over the railway. From its terrace can be seen the Cauldon Canal and the Railway's Consall station, from which we see the line's USA class S160 war engine no 5197 departing for Cheddleton and the steep line up to Cauldon Low on the final day of the 25th Anniversary Gala held over the weekend of 20th to 22nd October 2017.

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