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The Black Boy Inn

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Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a warm and friendly place. Doing work up in Caernarfon this week and have stayed here 2 nights out of 3 so far - had to change rooms once as I wasn't bright enough to book all in advance! Staff very accommodating, especially the lovely lady with the beautiful children who managed to obtain an emergency toothbrush and toothpaste... More 

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Thank Fiona J
Swansea, Wales
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food, ambience, history all in abundance. Great variety of menu options and local craft beers and the Merlot is not to be sniffed at either.

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Thank GingeSwansea
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Craft beers are our forte. Thank you for the review , please return soon. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a tasty risotto here. Good varied menu. This is a small pub but with a larger restaurant. Service was good, food and portions really good.

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Thank ChoiceMum
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

It does seem a small Inn ,but deceptive as it has a number of areas and can seat up to 200 people for meals .So pleased you enjoyed your meal with us.And thank you for the review. More 

Kent,
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

food above average pub grub with above average prices.Beers in the bar also seemed more than I would expect (pint of wheat beer about a fiver)

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Thank Ron60
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback ,we are exactly what you state a pub with meals .We serve up to 750 meals a day in summer months .This through put of trade proves to us that we suit the majority of our customers .Bar pricing is varied as so many beers for sale and indeed we do have a higher price... More 

Wrexham
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this establishment with my wife, son and his partner on Tuesday 29th November for a reunion evening dinner. Believe it or not, I last visited this pub over 40 years ago when I was an auditor and it still good. We liked it very much. The service, food and ambience were first class Well done!

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Thank dwplucas
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We do hope you will not leave it another 40 years to visit us again.Thank you for the review. More 

derbyshire
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ate here November 2016, lovely food, log fires burning, nice pint what more do you want on a cold evening ?? would certainly visit again to try more off the menu

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Thank andyg81
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

It is a lovely time of the year to visit.Real Fires and not the crowds you get in the summer months .All is more relaxed .Thank you for the review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for food on two evenings. A cold, wet and windy day in November, so being greeted by blazing log fires especially welcome. Main bat a little noisy at night, but tucked away is a small, cosy 'lounge' bar (you can eat in both bars). Inn has a restaurant as well. Very old history. Very local 'feel' to this pub... More 

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Thank williamcrossley
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review of this lovely cosy Inn with log fires. More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a treat. We came accross the blackboy, the outside is so welcoming and the inside does not let the outside down. Everywhere is clea and tidy the staff are friendly and welcoming and helpful. They don't put any pressure on you to decide on what you want to eat, and knowledgeable about the menu. They have a vast... More 

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Thank tony j
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your time with us.We will ensure the large yorkshire is kept on the menu. More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always busy, very friendly and the choice of unusual local drinks is endless. The menu is extensive.

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Thank Paul W
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We are one of the few real Inns left with a local trade as well as a good food trade.Thank you for the review. More 

Conwy, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not fault anything about our meal there was 3 of us and we all had clean plates My husband had the smoked haddock my father the scampi and myself the lasagne.We ordered two desserts sticky toffee pudding and the profiteroles again the best we have had

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Thank TWOOFUS1984
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

So glad the 3 of you enjoyed the Inn, thank you for the review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 673604
  • This restaurant is at Black Boy Inn
Description
The Black Boy Inn is a listed building which is situated in the historic town walls of the Royal Borough of Caernarfon. The Inn is within easy walking distance to the town centre, and the famous 13th-century Castle. An old Inn dating back to 1522 and with its wooden paneling, low ceilings, and thick wooden support beams generates a cosy 'Olde Worlde' Welsh atmosphere. The Black Boy is a very busy Inn; please do not expect it to be a slow laid back hotel. It is in the centre of the tourist hub of North Wales and long wait times can be norm in middle of summer. Come and visit us in the winter season for a more laid back feeling.We now also have Black Jacks, which is another renovated building in courtyard, at rear of Inn .Black Jacks is away from the hustle of the main Inn . All suites have small kitchen area.No lift in building.Some Ground floor rooms are easy access with walk in showers , 1st floor variety of rooms as is 2nd floor.we offer 24 hour staff attendance. When you stay in any country you must wish to stay in somewhere that reflects that country ,we certainly do majority of our staff are welsh speaking and so are the owners .Meal TimesSunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via reception up to 6.30p.m. Table allocation after 6.30.pm. will be made on availability. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. To arrange a table reservation (up to 6.30p.m.)

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