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The Black Boy

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Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
+44 1564 772655
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been told of this place by a friend and I've driven past the signage many times. We decided to go for a quick snack on Easter Monday. The building is set well back from the Warwick Road, we learnt that the original building had been further forward but was moved when the canal opened up. The pub now... More 

1 Thank lindahird
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped of for a drink after visiting baddesley Clinton lovely surroundings friendly staff we decided to stay for late lunch and was tasty too. Definitely be back again when visiting again.

1 Thank mikeymoon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the black boy and headed inside, the overall vibe of the restaurant is drab and run down. The staff are very slow on service and was told our meals would be well over an hours wait. We found tables for ourselves but could not find any table larger than a 6 for our party of 7, so... More 

1 Thank Tom T
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not usually very impressed with the food quality at the Black Boy but the location outside on a sunny day, is what draws me here. This time, I thought I'd give the Haddock and Chips a try as they do advertise 'fresh fish'. "Oh wow" it was amazing, lovely crispy batter and thick white flakes of fish- Beautiful. Even... More 

Thank Sarah and Paul T
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have passed this so many times and it looks great from the road and I know it backs on to the canal so was keen to try it. Inside it's quite large, very brightly lit - too bright for a pub really. Staff were lackadaisical and not very friendly. if you're looking for a good selection of drinks this isn't... More 

Thank LynnK21
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch. Great setting with plenty of seating area both inside and out. Inside there was nicely set out and, although it was a large area, individual rooms have been constructed to create a pleasant atmosphere. There was some good beer on tap and the food was good and plentiful. An ideal place for a nice lunchtime.

Thank Dollytub75
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, on the canal, and decent food. The pies are lovely, and sizeable! The pub has a lot of reserved spaces, so may be worth booking in advance. While the nearby Kings Arms is light and airy, this place has much more traditional decor. In terms of food though, The Black Boy is miles ahead. My only gripe is... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and three friends enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner. Large tasty portions, good friendly service. Will definitely go again

1 Thank wren35
Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not been here for years but it always had a good reputation for food so popped for a sandwich after a morning out at around 12.30. Every table had a reserved sign on it even though the restaurant was nearly empty . Upon asking we were told that the tables were not required until 6pm so there were... More 

1 Thank Jackbaby142
Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. It's like a hidden gem! I would love to see a new children's area though still very beautiful pub!!

Thank Shellyjake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Knowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1564 772655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?