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Black Boy Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Nottinghamshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
58 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to stay in the walled town. Nice room with small kitchen and table meant we could make our own tea. Breakfasts excellent. Had Welsh breakfast one day, boiled eggs another and tried the vegetarian one as had grilled, pineapple and aubergin plus welsh cake. Nice to see some variety for vegetarians. Lovely evening meal in a very popular pub... More

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

Diolch, thank you for the review please come back soon More

Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've only ever eaten in the restaurant and each time has been enjoyable. would normally save this place for a special occasion. Food is good, I always seam to have the curry. I would defiantly recommend it. Menu is in both welsh and English (welsh first). I think the only thing that lets it down is the desert menu. Staff... More

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

Thank you for review please return soon . We will change the sweet menu at end season. More

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38 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Black Boy Inn is deservedly busy with locals and tourists, we stayed two nights over a long weekend and The Black Boy Inn was fantastic in every respect. The four-poster room was superbly appointed with all the expected facilities, dinner both evenings was excellent with generous portions and the staff were all very friendly. The restaurant doesn't take bookings... More

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

Diolch yn fawr i chi .I will pass all comments on for you and especially to Delwyn. Please return soon. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whitebait over cooked not fresh which was a disaointment , fish crumble had a lot of liquid as if it had been frozen and recooked so not good either. Thought it was worth another go as reviews were gud so did breakfast . Was ok but nothing special?!?

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

Sorry about your disappointment , we do try to provide as much fresh produce whenever we can . The whitebait is normally delivered so cannot understand the not fresh feedback.If you feel we have not met our normal standard please accept our apology as you can see we normally get lovely reviews as regarding breakfast. More

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not stay in the hotel part but we are already planning on our next visit to do so (a good place to stay when using Anglesey track!) We had dinner, very tasty steak and ale pie, chicken stuffed with black pudding and a child's lasagne.... Honestly it was all good. Nice sauvignon Blanc, bar service was friendly and the... More

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

Looking forward to your return in the spring and provide you with the same service and quality.Thank you for the review. More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Someone recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed! The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of variety on the menu and the food was delicious and extremely reasonably priced. The portions sizes were good, so much so that we couldn't manage a dessert! Maybe next time ;) We will definitely be back

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

There is always a next time so please come back soon and thank you for the review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed there three nights while visiting snowdonia. Lovely hotel in an amazing setting. Caernarfon itself is beautiful too. Food was great. Breakfast was amazing with huge portions of everything. Will definitely stay there again.

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Thank you for the review , please come back soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing meal here at the Black Boy with my family. There was 7 of us dining at the food, service etc was spot on!!! Would like to say thank you and we will be returning again soon x Julie and family x

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

Thank you so glad you enjoyed your time at the time Inn. More

Congleton, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a quick review as so much good stuff has already been written by so many before. We were a party of five taking two rooms in Black Jacks behind the pub for three nights. Black Jack's are some tall town houses across the courtyard from the other parts of Black Boy's semi divided into suites rather than rooms. Our's,... More

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

Thank you for the lovely detailed review .We hope you will come back soon to this lovely Inn. I will pass on all your comments to all staff as well. More

Guildford UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

City centre hotel good for walking around town, the Castle and the marina. Own car park although access is a bit tight. We ahd a junior suite with 4 poster, surprised it was a new room and could have been any modern hotel. Room very clean and spacious and quiet night apart from seagulls in the morning! Guests don't have... More

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

Please come back out of season for the quieter atmosphere as in peak season it will be full in all rooms every day . Surprised you did not like the suite as a lot of our guests prefer , but like us all we have our own preferences .Thank you for the review. More

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Address: Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
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Hotel Class:4 star — Black Boy Inn 4*
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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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