This is possibly the busiest Coaching Inn in which we have ever stayed. It was non-stop in the bar and restaurant all day (and all evening). The restaurant is always booked so book ahead if you want to eat. They do overspill in the "snug" and the bar but the bar is not comfortable for eating and is very very noisy. The snug itself is very attractive and has a good atmosphere but is still full of movement with a quick turn around of food and people and hard to find a seat to relax in. The bar is even more so - obviously very popular in town and very busy - the people were welcoming and friendly and chatty but as said very noisy. The building itself has been extended very sympathetically and almost seamless from old to new and very attractively presented. Our room was a late booking and small (which we were told about so no problem). Everything was there that we needed and it was comfortable. The biggest attribute of the inn was its staff - without fail everyone was helpful, friendly, more than on top of their job - bar staff moved at speed never seen before and still smiled. Downside for us was lack of separate room in which to unwind and absorb atmosphere away from that level of bustle and food but be able to chat more quietly to people This is personal to us and we know many people will enjoy this level of activity and possibly a Coaching Inn was not the best for us. This is in no way detrimental to the standard the inn is offering but may help others. One final comment is that the food is as said hearty, not as good as we hoped, and our breakfasts were not very hot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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.)In peak season we cannot accept table bookings at all due to the volume of trade ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Boy Hotel Caernarfon
- Black Boy Inn Caernarfon, Wales