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The Black Boy

Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
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Ranked #69 of 487 Restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Black Boy is local to us and somewhere we use frequently. This is more of a restaurant than a pub and beautifully laid out. Spacious interior and great seating outside even when a little chilly with gas lamps to keep you warm. The food is good and they have a comprehensive menu for all to choose. The food is... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We meet up with friends here for a meal . I had booked a table and that was a good move as the pub and restaurant was very busy. Our table was ready for us when we arrived . The menu provided a wide ranged of choices. We were all able to find something to suit our taste. Dispute the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu choice is exceptional with a great choice of dishes on the special board too. All cooked to the highest standard with great service from the helpful staff. Would definitely visit again.

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Berkshire
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I eat here at least once per month with friends and colleagues and always have the Warm Duck and Bacon salad. The prices (especially for drinks) are above average for a pub. The food is always excellent and we always enjoy our time spent here. It's best to book a table for both lunch and dinner service. The real downside... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited with friends for a Birthday meal, staff were very friendly, food was delicious! I started with bruchetta which was delightful, then had the sausage and mash, which was superb, lovely oi tasty sausages, creamy mash and wonderful gravy accompanied by some simply yet perfect vegetables,finished with pavlova as didn't think I would managed anything else as they are... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great food at very reasonable prices, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. Not the prettiest location though but would go again if I was in the area. Particularly impressed by the 5 vegetarian main options!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited last night with friends. The pub was busy for a Monday. The food I chose was lovely. Chicken Liver pate with red onion marmalade to start, pork belly and finishing with a chocolate brownie for desert. The pork belly was delicious and came with apple mash and a lovely gravy. For a pleasant change it was accompanied by... More

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reading
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159 reviews 159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went to this pub during lunchtime. It is easy to get to and you can park quite easily. The pub is very nice inside; it is very traditional and modern and the same time. The food on offer is mostly a burger type scenario with chips. I don’t often have it but if you were to want one this... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have eaten here before so was used to the high prices, overworked service and average food. To be told that the restaurant will not heat food in the kitchens microwave for a baby with allergies has however lost them my whole families custom.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Popped in for a quick pub lunch a couple of weeks ago, thought a plate of ribs would be a good choice, serious mistake. Looked like they had been microwaved in a bag then a great big pile of BBQ sauce plonked over the top, not what was expected, the chips were good though. Eaten there several times since it... More

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Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Cuisine: British

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