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Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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07:00 - 23:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing, Absolutely amazing food and friendly staff, highly recommend, fantastic location, children's play area outside

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Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Food was well prepared. Tasty and home made chips 😝. The lunchtime menu fixed price great value. Service was slow but it was very busy so kind of accepted that. Well worth a visit .

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. There is a great menu and very well cooked food, as well as good range of guest beers. Staff very helpful and it's a very popular place

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Tonbridge, UK
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and I ate one evening at The Black Boy over the Bank Holiday weekend and thought it was very nice. It was very busy but their policy of not allowing tables to be reserved in advance worked well and we had a table within about 30 minutes. The food was good - with a large selection - the... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review and the common sense attitude towards the table waiting service we operate. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

you can sit out but when the sun goes in it is a bit chilly, beer was OK. There seemed to be a decent looking menu and a couple I was sat next to said they had eaten there 4 times in their previous trip. I think I would be tempted to eat there if I went to Caernarfon but... More 

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

Thank you for the review please return again. More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Always eat at a busy Resteraunt! The Black Boy consistently sets and keeps a high standard. Brilliant beer, well prepared tasty food at a reasonable price, friendly and careful staff. Not like me to dish out 5 stars but The Black Boy deserves it. It must be 50 years since I first enjoyed a Pint and a Ham Salad Bap... More 

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

Diolch yn fawr, thank you for the review. Please keep on returning More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Good location for kids with small playground opposite. Food was very good - scampi and chips, burger, etc and exactly what we need to refuel at lunch.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The food here is amazing...breakfast lunch and tea, good variety well cooked dishes served to perfection. Prices reasonable when compared with quality of food and ingredients. Most of all the food is CONSISTANTLY high quality no matter what time of the day or night. Would recommend booking online as it fills up quickly.Staff are polite restaurant spaces are filled with... More 

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Such a kind and thoughtful review thank you very much More 

Bedford
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited with my wife while out and about in Caernarfon. my wife had the rib-eye stake which was perfectly prepared, extremely tasty and as tender as you like. I had the wild boar and porcinini mushroom pie, which was to die for. Great choice of local ales and one of the best on offer was the elderflower ale from the... More 

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

We all try our best at the Inn to please , thank you for the review. More 

Denbigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere , best steak pie I've ever tasted and the hake was beatific. Very friendly staff. A must if eating out in beautiful Caernarfon .

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
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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