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The Black Boy - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
+44 118 988 3116
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12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lovely place closing soon with no new date,have been here regularly for over a year and always had lovely food

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have been to the Black Boy on many occasions with my partner for dinner and friends for lunch/dinner. Always delicious food and friendly professional staff.

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Thank Wendyanne_16
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good atmosphere there and great staff, food pretty good too. cosy in the winter and great in the summer

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Thank martyshaw2017
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Food was excellent, for a busy place the service was great too. It's changing hands in 2017 but everything was still top notch. I had a simple salmon, prawn and avocado salad but it was made well. the ploughman's board is huge.

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Thank ChrisW007
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went to have lunch and had not booked a table and lots of people in restaurant celebrating their Christmas parties. Luckily got a table for 2 and had a fab sausages, mash and onion gravy and quick turnaround from ordering food to being on the table. Staff were friendly, provided good service and ask if food was ok and anything... More 

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Thank Livvy68
Reading
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

First time visiting on a Friday lunchtime just before Christmas so it was busy. We should have booked but we were lucky enough to get the last table. It is conveniently close to the motorway and possible to get a decent meal for under a tenner each.

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Thank Kind42
Reading, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Called in the other day and had steak and kidney pudding from the specials. Plenty of meat and it was hot. So nice to see the pudding on menu instead of the usual pie. Also had double chocolate cheesecake to die for. Attentive service Would have given 5 star's but drinks a tad expensive.

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Thank sanlee17
Winchfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A lot of people at work rate this Pub, six of us went out for a spot of lunch one Friday lunchtime, I now agree with them and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. We entered the property via the rear and it was more restaurant than pub, I am unsure of whether there is a pub part at the front. The... More 

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Thank Darren H
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A much frequented pub by myself & girlfriend, always a warm welcome, the food is always excellent, I can't praise this pub enough, the service is also above & beyond, the only thing I have to ask for is the bill at the end and that always arrives promptly.

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Thank 820steveo
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere even when its busy. Not eaten here but the food looks good from what ive seen. I do tend to eye ball the plated meals as they are served as you do. Restaurant area look welcoming to.nice in the summer & well xmas spirit decorated in the winter. I hope the road works haven't had to adverse... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 3116
Description
We’re delighted to be the new owners of The Black Boy, Shinfield. We are currently closed for an extensive refurbishment and are due to reopen on Wednesday 8th March 2017.

We will be updating this our website shortly and you will be able to book a table online from mid February, so watch this space! We look forward to seeing you.

Barons Pub Company

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