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“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy Inn
Ranked #5 of 103 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Times Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via our web site only. We operate a table waiting system from the door at all times to keep the dining areas full. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. Book a table online please.
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is an old Inn dating back centuries withlots of nooks and crannies to get tucked away in. The food was excellent and imaginative. Highly recommended, but it does get busy.

Visited July 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We are a very busy Inn in the heart of welsh speaking Wales ,hence the welcome. Thank you for the review.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic service all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We recently stayed for two nights at the Inn as part of a tour of Wales and have to say that every aspect of our stay was excellent, including the food. Breakfast was particularly great as neither of us like a full English and had fantastic options offered as an alternative.
Staff here are attentive, friendly and accommodating. We would definitely love to come back again.

  • Visited August 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Please come back soon to this old Inn . Thank you very much for review.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful old inn!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Authentic old coaching inn within the town walls.....oak beams, low ceilings, very popular. Will definitely visit again.

Visited August 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
We are what we are i suppose , not a fancy plastic modern building but a true old Inn with modern conveniences. Thank you very much for review.
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North Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Disappointed yet again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Gave the black boy another go as food always looks nice when I'm walking past. Ordered the chowder or fishy dish water as it should be called. Have never been served chowder like it. Slimey fish chunks and large chunks of carrot in a tasteless water. Awful. Kids meals were ok but nothing fantastic.

  • Visited August 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Sorry we were disappointed with your meal at the Inn . If i was aware at the time i would have come to see you personally.Myself and Marius the head chef take our very seriously and are always disappointed when a guest leaves disappointed.
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“Traditional pub with good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I went to this pub with my 5 year old daughter for a meal. Weather was lovely so we sat outside. Inside was extremely busy but the food arrived quite quickly. The menu is quite traditional with lots of seafood options which you would expect from a seaside pub. I had a seafood crumble which was very well presented, quite substantial and very tasty. My daughter was more interested in the playground across from the pub but chose pasta with cheese sauce. I tried what my daughter left and found it bland even for a children's meal. Very limited choice on the children's menu and had to get my own condiments. But apart from that I would definitely recommend a visit.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you for the review , we are what we state on the Tin really a pub with meals . We indeed to get very busy at peak times .
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